He uttered little crooning noises, alternating with sharp cries akin to pain, half-ecstatic, half-petulant, as he drew a black clay pipe
from a hole in his ear-lobe, and into the bowl of it, with trembling fingers, untwisted and crumbled the cheap leaf of spoiled Virginia crop.
He had invented a machine to blow huge soap-bubbles, as big as balloons, and this machine was hidden under the platform so that only the rim of the big clay pipe
to produce the bubbles showed above the flooring.
The torn ear had been pierced again, but this time not so ambitiously, for the hole accommodated no more than a short clay pipe
. The man-horse was greasy and dirty, and naked save for an exceedingly narrow and dirty loin-cloth; but the white man clung to him closely and desperately.
There was an old fellow there, smoking a long clay pipe
, and we naturally began chatting.
When we had made an end of our meal, my uncle Ebenezer unlocked a drawer, and drew out of it a clay pipe
and a lump of tobacco, from which he cut one fill before he locked it up again.
Then when the place was spotlessly clean and smelled clean she lighted her clay pipe
and she and Tom had a smoke to- gether.
Keep your spirits up, dear.' Here he went through the not very difficult process of winking upon the company with his solitary eye, to the enthusiastic delight of an elderly personage with a dirty face and a clay pipe
Through the haze I had a vague vision of Holmes in his dressing-gown coiled up in an armchair with his black clay pipe
between his lips.
It passed as a mere eccentricity when they heard of her stout drinking, her cigarette smoking, her occasional whiffs at a long clay pipe
, her horsewhipping of a drunken servant, and her companionship with the snake Eliza, whom she was in the habit of bearing about in her pocket.
"It is quite a three pipe problem, and I beg that you won't speak to me for fifty minutes." He curled himself up in his chair, with his thin knees drawn up to his hawk-like nose, and there he sat with his eyes closed and his black clay pipe
thrusting out like the bill of some strange bird.
A little later a rakish young workman, with a goatee beard and a swagger, lit his clay pipe
at the lamp before descending into the street.
In one of the smaller holes he carried a clay pipe
. The larger holes were too large for such use.