And then our jolly little nest here would be broken up -- and we poor callow
nestlings thrown out on the cruel world of boardinghouses again."
Jansenius, feared for Agatha, who, time after time when a callow
gentleman of wealth and position was introduced to her, drove him brusquely away as soon as he ventured to hint that 200 his affections were concerned in their acquaintanceship.
"Don't be surprised at that," returned the musician; "for with the callow
poets of our day the way is for every one to write as he pleases and pilfer where he chooses, whether it be germane to the matter or not, and now-a-days there is no piece of silliness they can sing or write that is not set down to poetic licence."
Happily, however, during that spring, they never, but once, got anything but empty nests, or eggs--being too impatient to leave them till the birds were hatched; that once, Tom, who had been with his uncle into the neighbouring plantation, came running in high glee into the garden, with a brood of little callow
nestlings in his hands.
He remembered the thrill that was his, a callow
youth of fifteen, when, in Tempas Butte, through lack of a fourth man, Tom Galsworthy, the gambler, had said, "Get in, Kid; take a hand." That thrill was his now.
Flowered, he will assist at love-making, wreathed in my lady's nut-brown hair; young and callow
and unblossomed, he goes into the boiling pot and delivers the word of his sovereign mistress.
He was so different from the callow
youths and dapper fellows who had heretofore worshipped at her shrine.
Did she fancy, he wondered, that he was a callow
boy to dance to any tune of her piping--that he had never before seen a beautiful woman who wanted her own way?
(With a dainty gesture of the hand signifying "Spare me your callow
enthusiasms, good friend.") Yes, I know, I know; you go to cathedrals, and exclaim; and you drag through league-long picture-galleries and exclaim; and you stand here, and there, and yonder, upon historic ground, and continue to exclaim; and you are permeated with your first crude conceptions of Art, and are proud and happy.
They are not callow
like the young of most birds, but more perfectly developed and precocious even than chickens.
Early in the morning and late at night he was to be seen half out of window, administering to the varied wants of his callow
I judged that the second officer--a callow
youth with an unpromising face--was not, to put it mildly, of that invaluable stuff from which a commander's right hand is made.