There is a strange unwholesome smell upon the room, like mildewed corduroys
, sweet apples wanting air, and rotten books.
In the same early morning, I discovered a singular affinity between seeds and corduroys
He wore a decent square felt hat, a shabby respectable overcoat, a workman's knitted waistcoat, and workman's corduroys
, and he carried an umbrella.
To begin with, Good insisted upon keeping on his new-found trousers, and a stout, short gentleman with an eye-glass, and one half of his face shaved, arrayed in a mail shirt, carefully tucked into a very seedy pair of corduroys
, looks more remarkable than imposing.
Philip found himself sitting between an old labourer in corduroys
, with string tied under his knees, and a shiny-faced lad of seventeen with a love-lock neatly plastered on his red forehead.
And though he wore corduroys
at work, and a slop-made pepper-and- salt suit on Sundays, strangers would turn round to look after him on the road.
Swishtail's academy upon what are called "mutual principles"--that is to say, the expenses of his board and schooling were defrayed by his father in goods, not money; and he stood there--most at the bottom of the school--in his scraggy corduroys
and jacket, through the seams of which his great big bones were bursting--as the representative of so many pounds of tea, candles, sugar, mottled-soap, plums (of which a very mild proportion was supplied for the puddings of the establishment), and other commodities.
They consisted of two shirts and a half; two stocks for the neck; a pair or two of worsted stockings; an old pair of corduroy
small- clothes; a rusty razor; a book of psalm tunes full of dog's-ears; and a broken pitch-pipe.
He wore corduroy
trousers and a linen-sleeved corduroy
vest; both, like the hasp and spade, new.
These marks produce the corduroy
sort of stripes discernible in the tappa in its finished state.
In Cardiff he had felt the need of new clothes and a weapon, and had, by means that would have shocked him a year ago, secured a flannel shirt, a corduroy
suit, and a revolver and fifty cartridges from an abandoned pawnbroker's.
The small boys wore excellent corduroy
, the girls went out as tidy servants, or did a little straw-plaiting at home: no looms here, no Dissent; and though the public disposition was rather towards laying by money than towards spirituality, there was not much vice.