I wouldn't want to make it look like a gardener's garden, all clipped an' spick
an' span, would you?
Peking is now pointing with wonder and delight to a new exchange, spick
and span, with a couple of ten-thousand-wire switchboards.
When she came home from church, she did not, as she would have heretofore, change at once into calico, but protected by a spick
and span white apron, kept on the best frock through dinner and, frequently, until chore time in the afternoon.
Da Souza himself, spick
and span, with glossy boots and a flower in his buttonhole, was certainly the least shabby thing in the room.
The Emperor of Russia would be thankful to be able to pay fifty thousand a year to one of these amiable constitutional poodles, so gentle, so nicely curled, so caressing, so docile, always spick
and span,-- careful watch-dogs besides, and faithful to a degree
His city house is of the spick
and span order, and he evinces a great interest in burglarproof devices.
But the traders ruined his digestion with too much champagne, and after several years he fell for the Gospel according to the Methodists, sent his people to church, and cleaned up the beach and the trading crowd so spick
and span that he would not permit them to smoke a pipe out of doors on Sunday, and, fined one of the chief traders one hundred gold sovereigns for washing his schooner's decks on the Sabbath morn.
He ran into the next room, and there stood Geppetto, grown years younger overnight, spick
and span in his new clothes and gay as a lark in the morning.
No man-of-war was ever kept more spick
and span from careless touch.
This,' said the fellow, producing one, 'this is the infallible and invaluable composition for removing all sorts of stain, rust, dirt, mildew, spick
, speck, spot, or spatter, from silk, satin, linen, cambrick, cloth, crape, stuff, carpet, merino, muslin, bombazeen, or woollen stuff.
Everything about the Veneerings was spick
and span new.
He had on a light grey fashionable loose coat, light summer trousers, and everything about him loose, fashionable and spick
and span; his linen was irreproachable, his watch-chain was massive.