I suppose he had considered that these were all the governess would require for her private perusal; and, indeed, they contented me amply for the present; compared with the scanty pickings
I had now and then been able to glean at Lowood, they seemed to offer an abundant harvest of entertainment and information.
In such a case, he said, not only were there very pretty pickings
, in the way of arguments at every stage of the proceedings, and mountains upon mountains of evidence on interrogatory and counter-interrogatory
As the front ranks must meet with the greatest abundance, and the rear ranks must have scanty pickings
, the instant a rank finds itself the hindmost, it rises in the air, flies over the whole flock and takes its place in the advance.
Big thief and little thief; it is easy to say who gets the pickings
Your master will feed the assvogels'--that is, vultures--'Jim, if he tries to reach Suliman's country, and so will you if they can get any pickings
off your worthless old carcass,' said I.
Quoth Robin Hood, "Yon is verily a sorry-looking gallant, and doth seem to have donned ill-content with his jerkin this morning; nevertheless, I will out and talk with him, for there may be some pickings
here for a hungry daw.
A ha, my hearties," roared the leader, turning to his motley crew, "fine pickings
Allied with him, on a splendid salary, with princely pickings
thrown in, was a lawyer, Larry Hegan, a young Irishman with a reputation to make, and whose peculiar genius had been unrecognized until Daylight picked up with him.
Judging by my rate of development, I might hope before I died to be a night watchman for sixty dollars a month, or a policeman actually receiving a hundred dollars with pickings
One leg Belgian, one leg English, and the pickings
of eight other people in it.