Edna had discovered it accidentally one day when the high-board gate stood ajar
In one corner stood a huge bag of wool, ready to be spun; in another, a quantity of linsey-woolsey just from the loom; ears of Indian corn, and strings of dried apples and peaches, hung in gay festoons along the walls, mingled with the gaud of red peppers; and a door left ajar
gave him a peep into the best parlor, where the claw-footed chairs and dark mahogany tables shone like mirrors; andirons, with their accompanying shovel and tongs, glistened from their covert of asparagus tops; mock- oranges and conch - shells decorated the mantelpiece; strings of various-colored birds eggs were suspended above it; a great ostrich egg was hung from the centre of the room, and a corner cupboard, knowingly left open, displayed immense treasures of old silver and well-mended china.
Stubb was struck by a shower of outcries and anathemas proceeding from the Captain's round-house abaft; and looking in that direction saw a fiery face thrust from behind the door, which was held ajar
He used to go with his father into the harness-room, where the corn was kept, and I could see them, when the door stood ajar
, fill a little bag with oats out of the bin, and then he used to be off.
Tom, whose great heavy mouth had stood ajar
during this communication, now suddenly snapped it together, as a big dog closes on a piece of meat, and seemed to be digesting the idea at his leisure.
She continually forgot and started up the front stairs because it was the shortest route to her bedroom; she left the dipper on the kitchen shelf instead of hanging it up over the pail; she sat in the chair the cat liked best; she was willing to go on errands, but often forgot what she was sent for; she left the screen doors ajar
, so that flies came in; her tongue was ever in motion; she sang or whistled when she was picking up chips; she was always messing with flowers, putting them in vases, pinning them on her dress, and sticking them in her hat; finally she was an everlasting reminder of her foolish, worthless father, whose handsome face and engaging manner had so deceived Aurelia, and perhaps, if the facts were known, others besides Aurelia.
She was obliged to leave the door ajar
as she found it; but she fully intended that Mr.
I reached this book, and a pot of ink from a shelf, and pushed the house-door ajar
to give me light, and I have got the time on with writing for twenty minutes; but my companion is impatient, and proposes that we should appropriate the dairywoman's cloak, and have a scamper on the moors, under its shelter.
The door of her room was ajar
and the sound came down the corridor, a far-off faint sound of fretful crying.
She went in, and pushed the door to -- but so gently that she still left it ajar
He was in no uneasiness concerning his getting into the house again, for it was full of lodgers, and the door stood ajar
Pumblechook, testily, "that when I have been there, I have been took up to the outside of her door, and the door has stood ajar
, and she has spoke to me that way.