, which I forgot to turn off, and which is at this moment burning at my expense.
The American traveller, in the present case, declined to believe that his bedroom was in a complete finished state without a gas-burner
. The manager pointed to the fine antique decorations
They had also inaugurated the custom of letting the ladies take their cloaks off in the hall, instead of shuffling up to the hostess's bedroom and recurling their hair with the aid of the gas-burner
; Beaufort was understood to have said that he supposed all his wife's friends had maids who saw to it that they were properly coiffees when they left home.
Tingling as he was with passion, it was extremely characteristic of him that he was able to moderate his expression of it, as he would have turned down a flaring gas-burner
. His native coolness, shrewdness, and deliberateness, his life-long submissiveness to the sentiment that words were acts and acts were steps in life, and that in this matter of taking steps curveting and prancing were exclusively reserved for quadrupeds and foreigners--all this admonished him that rightful wrath had no connection with being a fool and indulging in spectacular violence.
They pack it in the tips of gas-burners
; and one may stand on a chair and dig at it in vain until one's fingers are pink and bruised.