The music had started up, and half a block away you could hear the dull "broom, broom" of a cello, with the squeaking
of two fiddles which vied with each other in intricate and altitudinous gymnastics.
It had a turn for quacking and squeaking
,--that chair had,--either from having taken cold in early life, or from some asthmatic affection, or perhaps from nervous derangement; but, as she gently swung backward and forward, the chair kept up a kind of subdued "creechy crawchy," that would have been intolerable in any other chair.
In the distance, one could see a long wavering line of torches drifting down the main street, and could hear the throbbing of the bass drum, the clash of cymbals, the squeaking
of a fife or two, and the faint roar of remote hurrahs.
Thousands of lovely things grow on it and there are thousands of little creatures all busy building nests and making holes and burrows and chippering or singing or squeaking
to each other.
Its panelled rooms, discoloured with the dirt and smoke of a hundred years, I dare say; its decaying floors and staircase; the squeaking
and scuffling of the old grey rats down in the cellars; and the dirt and rottenness of the place; are things, not of many years ago, in my mind, but of the present instant.
Last came a little feeble, squeaking
voice, (`That's Bill,' thought Alice,) `Well, I hardly know--No more, thank ye; I'm better now--but I'm a deal too flustered to tell you--all I know is, something comes at me like a Jack-in-the-box, and up I goes like a sky-rocket
Now, as the girl was sitting at her distaff, weeping bitterly because she could not spin, she heard the sound of hundreds of little feet, and from every hole and corner in the hut mice came pattering along the floor, squeaking
You're about as near the right language as a pig's squeaking
is like a tune played on a key-bugle.
After observing these lively indications for a while, I was attracted to a neighbouring grove by a prodigious squeaking
which I heard there.
Behind the old lady's chair marched Potapitch and Martha--Potapitch in his frockcoat and white waistcoat, with a cloak over all, and the forty-year-old and rosy, but slightly grey-headed, Martha in a mobcap, cotton dress, and squeaking
Melissa had all a sound bee's hereditary hatred against the big, squeaking
, feathery Thief of the Hives.
The boy had rowed, in a ladylike fashion, on the Adirondack ponds; but there is a difference between squeaking
pins and well-balanced rowlocks - light sculls and stubby, eight-foot sea-oars.