The next minute Jerry was on the box; with a cheery chirrup
to me, and a twitch of the rein that I well understood.
And the first green buds appeared, the first little birds began to chirrup
; and out of the wood came, riding on a magnificent horse, which Gerda knew (it was one of the leaders in the golden carriage), a young damsel with a bright-red cap on her head, and armed with pistols.
with a Chirrup
of such magnitude, by way of chorus; with a voice so astoundingly disproportionate to its size, as compared with the kettle; (size!
A grasshopper began to chirrup
by the wall, and like a blue thread a long thin dragon-fly floated past on its brown gauze wings.
For an hour or more that evening I listened to his monotonous chirrup
about bad money driving out good, the token value of silver, the depreciation of the rupee, and the true standards of exchange.
Such were still his thoughts more than a full hour afterwards, when, supper over, he still sat with shining jovial face in the same warm nook, listening to the cricket-like chirrup
of little Solomon Daisy, and bearing no unimportant or slightly respected part in the social gossip round the Maypole fire.
These were too old to fight, but they were fluent orators, and sat on the tower like cicales that chirrup
delicately from the boughs of some high tree in a wood.
Some London houses have a melancholy little plot of ground behind them, usually fenced in by four high whitewashed walls, and frowned upon by stacks of chimneys: in which there withers on, from year to year, a crippled tree, that makes a show of putting forth a few leaves late in autumn when other trees shed theirs, and, drooping in the effort, lingers on, all crackled and smoke-dried, till the following season, when it repeats the same process, and perhaps, if the weather be particularly genial, even tempts some rheumatic sparrow to chirrup
in its branches.
Kitty bent down to him, he gave her a beaming smile, propped his little hands on the sponge and chirruped
, making such a queer little contented sound with his lips, that Kitty and the nurse were not alone in their admiration.
Then the twins crumbled their bread on the ground, and the wrens pecked it, and chirruped
, and then complacently continued: "My wives at this moment receiving the sound of one of my voices, closely followed by the other, and perceiving that the latter reaches them after an interval in which sound can traverse 6.457 inches, infer that one of my mouths is 6.457 inches further from them than the other, and accordingly know my shape to be 6.457 inches.
And I seen all them millions this afternoon when them seven hundred dollars peeped up at me from the bottom of the pan and chirruped
, 'Well, if here ain't Burning Daylight come at last.'"