Not a single domestic animal
can be named which has not in some country drooping ears; and the view suggested by some authors, that the drooping is due to the disuse of the muscles of the ear, from the animals not being much alarmed by danger, seems probable.
At the time there was not even a domestic animal
in the field.
I had long since learnt to understand, composedly and as a matter of course, that my situation in life was considered a guarantee against any of my female pupils feeling more than the most ordinary interest in me, and that I was admitted among beautiful and captivating women much as a harmless domestic animal
is admitted among them.
Virtue for them is what maketh modest and tame: therewith have they made the wolf a dog, and man himself man's best domestic animal
On all fours amongst the puddles, wet and begrimed, like a sort of amphibious and domestic animal
living in ash-bins and dirty water, she uttered the usual exordium: "It's all very well for you, kept doing nothing like a gentleman." And she followed it with the everlasting plaint of the poor, pathetically mendacious, miserably authenticated by the horrible breath of cheap rum and soap-suds.
She soon finished her eating, and having a consciousness that Clare was regarding her, began to trace imaginary patterns on the tablecloth with her forefinger with the constraint of a domestic animal
that perceives itself to be watched.
"Do you see, Barbicane," said Michel, "we should have made a second Noah's ark of this projectile, and borne with us to the moon a couple of every kind of domestic animal
"As one of the lower domestic animals
, you cannot be expected to know much, but you might know something.
The only domestic animals
among the natives were horses and dogs.
It is argued that self-interest will prevent excessive cruelty; as if self-interest protected our domestic animals
, which are far less likely than degraded slaves, to stir up the rage of their savage masters.
On this trip I tasted the first meat I had eaten since leaving Earth--large, juicy steaks and chops from the well-fed domestic animals
of the farms.
I had never guessed precisely what it was that was lacking to life in Pellucidar, but now I knew it was the total absence of domestic animals