It turns me into a gawper
, a gasper--not so much for its horrors as for its own wild gamble.
Watching from the footpath beside the river as white spotlights played through the wafting cloud, it was like being transported to a spectacular fantasy world - until I bumped into a fellow gawper
in the dark.
Living in a hovel by the seashore, visited only by the occasional gawper
who is aware that he once worked for a notorious tyrant, the Porter relays a maddened, hallucinogenic, brutal, erotic and comic account of his ex-master's doomed duel with destiny.
Here everyone pretty much knows what they are doing, where they are heading, and how to use an airport -- you don't get the gawpers
, you know the guys who don't take off their belts as they walk through security or stand in the walking lane on the moving walkway.
The tight curves, the proximity to gawpers
happy to pay top dollar for the best vantage point, the temptation to go for it when patience is the wiser strategy.
The only thing that slows down the traffic are the highway gawpers
looking across the dual carriageway at yet another accident, and all those in the accident tailback.
Ambulance, Fire there too, CPR being administered, we moved along but lots of gawpers
They're going to lay down tracks and have helpers push gullible gawpers
along, amid the debris and detritus that inevitably accumulates in such forgotten places.
Let them in and let them out," he would call out, as his pitch was besieged by a mix of punters, the serious, the casual, the desperate and an array of gawpers
, hoping to gain some fragments of intelligence as the heavy hitters whispered in Sean's ear and he raised his chalk to shave a quarter-point here, to extend a halfpoint there, or perhaps to make a more dramatic gesture.
I wasn't really on some sort of prurient gawpers
tour, I was making a contribution to a disadvantaged community.
And in the crowd of drinkers, gawpers
and flaneurs a man was scribbling, recording the scene in his characteristic style.
She said: "Every time we go out we are mobbed by gawpers