He never could go after even a turnip-cart but he must have the swords and guns all scoured up for it, though they was only lath and broomsticks
, and you might scour at them till you rotted, and then they warn't worth a mouthful of ashes more than what they was before.
"My sons," the Duke of Egypt was saying to his audience, in a falsetto voice, "sorceresses in France go to the witches' sabbath without broomsticks
, or grease, or steed, merely by means of some magic words.
All these roses are dwarf; I have only two standards in the whole garden, two Madame George Bruants, and they look like broomsticks
. How I long for the day when the tea-roses open their buds!
He nodded grotesquely over his raised legs, like two broomsticks
in the pyjamas, with enormous bare feet at the end.
which had long served a witch as a steed complained of the nature of its employment, which it thought degrading.
And Hannibal, snarling, growling, and spitting, ducking his head and with short paw-strokes trying to ward off the insistent broomstick
, backed obediently into the corner, crumpled up his hind-parts, and tried to withdraw his corporeal body within itself in a pain-urged effort to make it smaller.
Juozapas had only one leg, having been run over by a wagon when a little child, but he had got himself a broomstick
, which he put under his arm for a crutch.
Just as eleven of them had done blessing her, a great noise was heard in the courtyard, and word was brought that the thirteenth fairy was come, with a black cap on her head, and black shoes on her feet, and a broomstick
in her hand: and presently up she came into the dining- hall.
In vulgar phrase, she had taken up the broomstick
, and was just about to sally from the kitchen, when Jones accosted her with a demand of a gown and other vestments, to cover the half-naked woman upstairs.
It is as useful to a friar as a broomstick
to a witch, or a wand to a conjurer.
"She needs no old woman's broomstick
to fly withal!"
They both led tramping lives, and this woman in Gerrard-street here had been married very young, over the broomstick
(as we say), to a tramping man, and was a perfect fury in point of jealousy.