"And you, Jackdaw
, go and fetch some wood!" said he to another soldier.
The ugly jackdaw
, collecting all the fine feathers which had fallen from the other birds, attached them to his own body and appeared at the examination, looking very gay.
Presently it began to grow light enough to read, so I drew out a little pocket copy of the "Ingoldsby Legends" which I had brought with me, and read "The Jackdaw
of Rheims." When I got to where
At which times they would approach as near as they durst, and imitate my actions after the manner of monkeys, but ever with great signs of hatred; as a tame jackdaw
with cap and stockings is always persecuted by the wild ones, when he happens to be got among them.
He follows rigidly the conventions of dress and manners; but in the business of poking his nose into places where he does not belong he could give pointers to a civet cat or a jackdaw
. He is the man who has chased Bohemia about the town from rathskeller to roof garden and from Hester street to Harlem until you can't find a place in the city where they don't cut their spaghetti with a knife.
cage occupied one wall; and the other was adorned by a small hatchet, a pair of climbing irons, and his tin candle-box, in which he was for the time being endeavouring to raise a hopeful young family of field-mice.
Anon they turn into narrower and steeper staircases, and the night-air begins to blow upon them, and the chirp of some startled jackdaw
or frightened rook precedes the heavy beating of wings in a confined space, and the beating down of dust and straws upon their heads.
He was small and bent, and perhaps not actively strong; yet he was as tough as an old yew-tree, and as crusty as an old jackdaw
. Such a man, coming behind a much younger and more vigorous man, and having the will to put an end to him and no relenting, might do it pretty surely in that solitary place at a late hour.
Her friends repeated the pleasing phrase enthusiastically, and for several minutes she stood, like a jackdaw
in the fable, enjoying her borrowed plumes, while the rest chattered like a party of magpies.
As thus: "If your father, Bart, had lived longer, he might have been worth a deal of money--you brimstone chatterer!--but just as he was beginning to build up the house that he had been making the foundations for, through many a year--you jade of a magpie, jackdaw
, and poll-parrot, what do you mean!--he took ill and died of a low fever, always being a sparing and a spare man, fule been a good son, and I think I meant to have been one.
By good fortune they fell only a few feet; for underneath them was a monster nest, built by a colony of Jackdaws
in a hollow ledge of rock; so none of them -- not even the Pumpkinhead -- was injured by the fall.
Maggotty and three jackdaws
. The jackdaws
were eating pie- crust, and the magpie was drinking gravy out of a patty-pan.