But I know all about both; and so far as I am concerned, there isn't money enough in the universe to hire me to swing a pickaxe
thirty days, but I will do the hardest kind of intellectual work for just as near nothing as you can cipher it down -- and I will be satisfied, too.
I scratched around amongst the old tools, and got a pickaxe
and give it to him, and he took it and went to work, and never said a word.
As when bands Of Pioners with Spade and Pickaxe
arm'd Forerun the Royal Camp, to trench a Field, Or cast a Rampart.
We had barely reached it when he joined us himself, carrying a small vessel of water, a pickaxe
, and a little bag containing plaster.
By God, senora," said Sancho, "but that doubt comes timely; but your grace may say it out, and speak plainly, or as you like; for I know what you say is true, and if I were wise I should have left my master long ago; but this was my fate, this was my bad luck; I can't help it, I must follow him; we're from the same village, I've eaten his bread, I'm fond of him, I'm grateful, he gave me his ass-colts, and above all I'm faithful; so it's quite impossible for anything to separate us, except the pickaxe
Upon a sign from Captain Nemo one of the men advanced; and at some feet from the cross he began to dig a hole with a pickaxe
that he took from his belt.
Leave me a small supply of biscuit, a gun, powder, and balls, to kill the kids or defend myself at need, and a pickaxe
, that I may build a shelter if you delay in coming back for me.
He drew Proserpina's attention to the rich veins of gold that were to be seen among the rocks, and pointed to several places where one stroke of a pickaxe
would loosen a bushel of diamonds.
At the head of the Pont aux Changeurs, behind which one beheld the Seine foaming beneath the wheels of the Pont aux Meuniers, there was the Chalelet, no longer a Roman tower, as under Julian the Apostate, but a feudal tower of the thirteenth century, and of a stone so hard that the pickaxe
could not break away so much as the thickness of the fist in a space of three hours; there was the rich square bell tower of Saint- Jacques de la Boucherie, with its angles all frothing with carvings, already admirable, although it was not finished in the fifteenth century.
I wish we were at the first stroke of the pickaxe
," said the president.
The doctor and the commandant looked everywhere about them; Gondrin's soldier's coat lay there beside a heap of black mud, and his wheelbarrow, spade, and pickaxe
were visible, but there was no sign of the man himself along the various pebbly watercourses, for the wayward mountain streams had hollowed out channels that were almost overgrown with low bushes.
Which sentiment I shall thus give to the English reader: "You provide the noblest materials for building, when a pickaxe
and a spade are only necessary: and build houses of five hundred by a hundred feet, forgetting that of six by two.