Ten men would have found difficulty in moving that tub, but by some mechanical contrivance it had turned with the flagstone
on which it rested.
The cradle-rockers had done hard duty for so many years, under the weight of so many children, on that flagstone
floor, that they were worn nearly flat, in consequence of which a huge jerk accompanied each swing of the cot, flinging the baby from side to side like a weaver's shuttle, as Mrs Durbeyfield, excited by her song, trod the rocker with all the spring that was left in her after a long day's seething in the suds.
"Yes," said Lakor, "no amount of fighting ability would have saved him from the pivoted flagstone
. He surely would have stepped upon it, and by now, if the pit beneath it has a bottom, which Thurid denies, he should have been rapidly approaching it.
In this space lay a large and heavy flagstone
with a rusted iron ring in the centre to which a thick shepherd's-check muffler was attached.
Around a great fire which burned on a large, circular flagstone
, the flames of which had heated red-hot the legs of a tripod, which was empty for the moment, some wormeaten tables were placed, here and there, haphazard, no lackey of a geometrical turn having deigned to adjust their parallelism, or to see to it that they did not make too unusual angles.
And I think the Nipper recalled that name as he ground his heel upon an unresponsive flagstone
When she opened them she was looking at her mother's maiden name, fairly carved on a blue flagstone
on the pew floor: Ellen Lashmar.
Kneeling on the flagstones
by the light of Daddy Jacques's lantern he removed the clothes from the body and laid bare its breast.
His rheumaticky feet, tired with balancing that squat body for many years upon the decks of small coasters, and made sore by miles of tramping upon the flagstones
of the dock side, had hurried up in time to avert a ridiculous catastrophe.
Upon the large square in front of the hotel, the shadows of the tents, intersected by the golden moonbeams, formed as it were a huge mosaic of jet and yellow flagstones
. Soon, however, the entire town was wrapped in slumber; a feeble light still glimmered in Madame's apartment, which looked out upon the square, and the soft rays from the expiring lamp seemed to be the image of the calm sleep of a young girl, hardly yet sensible of life's anxieties, and in whom the flame of existence sinks placidly as sleep steals over the body.
The deacon's hand in a plush cuff accepted a three-rouble note unobtrusively, and the deacon said he would put it down in the register, and his new boots creaking jauntily over the flagstones
of the empty church, he went to the altar.
We met no other wayfarers on the deserted flagstones
, and were ourselves favored with a very hard stare from the constable of the beat, who, however, touched his helmet on recognizing my companion.