And as when Spring and Summer had departed, that wild Logan of the woods, burying himself in the hollow of a tree, lived out the winter there, sucking his own paws; so, in his inclement
, howling old age, Ahab's soul, shut up in the caved trunk of his body, there fed upon the sullen paws of its gloom!
When it was not too wet or inclement
for her child to be with her, they went together; at other times she was alone; but, she never missed a single day.
He has been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put in phials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement
Nor did I fail (as is the custom of landed proprietors all about the world) to parade the poor fellow up and down over my half a dozen acres; secretly rejoicing, nevertheless, that the disarray of the inclement
season, and particularly the six inches of snow then upon the ground, prevented him from observing the ragged neglect of soil and shrubbery into which the place had lapsed.
"If the weather was inclement
," said the captain, "we watched the clouds, and hoped for a sight of the blue sky and the merry sun.
This was the usual dress of the women in summer; should the weather be inclement
, they added a vest of skins, similar to the robe.
Part of the remainder she was obliged to expend in winter clothing, leaving only a nominal sum for the whole inclement
season at hand.
A cold, caught at the inclement
season, turned to fever.
The listening face, insensible to the inclement
night, still drooped at the door, and the hands begged me - prayed me - not to cast it forth.
We can understand his taking an evening stroll, but the ground was damp and the night inclement
. Is it natural that he should stand for five or ten minutes, as Dr.
But, had it been the beginning of some great labour with the same end in view--had it been the commencement of a long journey, to be performed on foot in that inclement
season of the year, to be pursued under very privation and difficulty, and to be achieved only with great distress, fatigue, and suffering--had it been the dawn of some painful enterprise, certain to task his utmost powers of resolution and endurance, and to need his utmost fortitude, but only likely to end, if happily achieved, in good fortune and delight to Nell--Kit's cheerful zeal would have been as highly roused: Kit's ardour and impatience would have been, at least, the same.
I shuddered as I stood and looked round me: it was an inclement
day for outdoor exercise; not positively rainy, but darkened by a drizzling yellow fog; all under foot was still soaking wet with the floods of yesterday.