He did odd jobs, such as cutting wood for kitchen stoves and mowing
the grass before houses.
They'll miss me in the gardens hereabouts, and round by the back doors; and Pyncheon Street, I'm afraid, will hardly look the same without old Uncle Venner, who remembers it with a mowing
field on one side, and the garden of the Seven Gables on the other.
It was an enormous establishment, covering a hundred and sixty acres of ground, employing five thousand people, and turning out over three hundred thousand machines every year--a good part of all the harvesting and mowing
machines used in the country.
I get up in the morning, and find one asleep behind the door, and see one black head poking out from under the table, one lying on the door-mat,--and they are mopping and mowing
and grinning between all the railings, and tumbling over the kitchen floor
He was mowing
, and mumbling, and gesticulating, and drawing mystical figures in the air and on the floor, -- the regular thing, you know.
And who do you reckon is this mowing
idiot here that's letting on all these weeks to be a deef and dumb stranger?
People were not so busy then as they must become when the full cheese-making and the mowing
had set in; and besides, it was a time when a light bridal dress could be worn with comfort and seen to advantage.
On horseback, therefore, he was perpetually swinging himself backwards and forwards, now on the horse's ears, then anon on the very rump of the animal, now hanging both his legs on one side, and now sitting with his face to the tail, moping, mowing
, and making a thousand apish gestures, until his palfrey took his freaks so much to heart, as fairly to lay him at his length on the green grass an incident which greatly amused the Knight, but compelled his companion to ride more steadily thereafter.
There were jam pots and paper bags, and mountains of chopped grass from the mowing
Eurymachus," answered Ulysses, "if you and I were to work one against the other in early summer when the days are at their longest--give me a good scythe, and take another yourself, and let us see which will last the longer or mow the stronger, from dawn till dark when the mowing
grass is about.
On his left were a stone wall and a gate, the boundary of a woodlot, beyond which lay an orchard, farther still, a mowing
field, and last of all, a house.
It went crashing down the hillside, tearing up saplings, mowing
bushes down like grass, ripping and crushing and smashing every thing in its path--eternally splintered and scattered a wood pile at the foot of the hill, and then sprang from the high bank clear over a dray in the road--the negro glanced up once and dodged--and the next second it made infinitesimal mince-meat of a frame cooper-shop, and the coopers swarmed out like bees.