Elsewhere in this volume the slanderous aspersion has been disproved, that the vocation of whaling is throughout a slatternly
, untidy business.
"Hardened girl!" exclaimed Miss Scatcherd; "nothing can correct you of your slatternly
habits: carry the rod away."
He started to leave the room, tripping over a loose seam in the slatternly
The dismal quarter of Soho seen under these changing glimpses, with its muddy ways, and slatternly
passengers, and its lamps, which had never been extinguished or had been kindled afresh to combat this mournful reinvasion of darkness, seemed, in the lawyer's eyes, like a district of some city in a nightmare.
It often grieved her to the heart to think of the contrast between them; to think that where nature had made so little difference, circumstances should have made so much, and that her mother, as handsome as Lady Bertram, and some years her junior, should have an appearance so much more worn and faded, so comfortless, so slatternly
, so shabby.
At length he came upon it, and, after repeated pounding with the pommel of his sword, it was opened by a slatternly
Being a light-complexioned woman, she wore light clothes, as most blondes will, and appeared, in preference, in draggled sea-green, or slatternly
Get downstairs, little bag o' bones.' With this, the undertaker's wife opened a side door, and pushed Oliver down a steep flight of stairs into a stone cell, damp and dark: forming the ante-room to the coal-cellar, and denominated 'kitchen'; wherein sat a slatternly
girl, in shoes down at heel, and blue worsted stockings very much out of repair.
Besides, a man who has no foppery at twenty will be a slatternly
, dirty-collar, unbrushed-coat man at forty.
He was married to an American woman, obese and slatternly
, fallen to this pass by Heaven knows what process of degradation, and every day the boarders took it in turns to help her with the housework.
If I had seen in one of those mills (but I did not, though I looked for something of this kind with a sharp eye), the most lisping, mincing, affected, and ridiculous young creature that my imagination could suggest, I should have thought of the careless, moping, slatternly
, degraded, dull reverse (I HAVE seen that), and should have been still well pleased to look upon her.
Then he saw, also, that Mrs Plornish was a young woman, made somewhat slatternly
in herself and her belongings by poverty; and so dragged at by poverty and the children together, that their united forces had already dragged her face into wrinkles.