They were so quiet that, remembering them well, one comes to doubt that they ever existed - places of repose for tired ships to dream in, places of meditation rather than work, where wicked ships - the cranky, the lazy, the wet, the bad sea boats, the wild steerers, the capricious, the pig-headed
, the generally ungovernable - would have full leisure to take count and repent of their sins, sorrowful and naked, with their rent garments of sailcloth stripped off them, and with the dust and ashes of the London atmosphere upon their mastheads.
"I wish you was in it, you pig-headed
Dutchman!" he shouted.
I had some warm moments in that court; I did not figure to myself that the man would be so pig-headed as to refuse to say anything at all.
Still, I had a great respect for Poirot's sagacity--except on the occasions when he was what I described to myself as "foolishly pig-headed."
"No," said the farrier, with bitter sarcasm, looking at the company generally; "and p'rhaps you aren't pig-headed
; and p'rhaps you didn't say the cow was a red Durham; and p'rhaps you didn't say she'd got a star on her brow--stick to that, now you're at it."
'A nasty, ungrateful, pig-headed
, brutish, obstinate, sneaking dog,' exclaimed Mrs Squeers, taking Smike's head under her arm, and administering a cuff at every epithet; 'what does he mean by that?'
"All the rich were on my side; but the poor, the old women, the children, and a few pig-headed
people were violently opposed to me.
Riley would have thought his "friend of the old school" a thoroughly pig-headed
"See here, you son of an imported Malaga jackass," he said between his teeth, "I'd have you know that I'm related on my mother's side to Carbine, winner of the Melbourne Cup, and where I come from we aren't accustomed to being ridden over roughshod by any parrot-mouthed, pig-headed
mule in a pop-gun pea-shooter battery.
Boythorn, suddenly firing another volley, "that fellow is, and his father was, and his grandfather was, the most stiff-necked, arrogant imbecile, pig-headed
numskull, ever, by some inexplicable mistake of Nature, born in any station of life but a walking-stick's!
"Yes, Swartz always was too pig-headed
. You see, he took four of his boat's crew to Tulagi to be flogged--officially, you know--then started back with them in the whaleboat.
It looked sullen and pig-headed
enough, even then; carrying its handle with an air of defiance, and cocking its spout pertly and mockingly at Mrs.