In the north-west part of India the Kattywar breed of horses is so generally striped, that, as I hear from Colonel Poole, who examined the breed for the Indian Government, a horse without stripes
is not considered as purely-bred.
'I have three tiresome beasts here,' said the other; 'if you will take them, give them food and room, and treat them as I tell you, I will pay you whatever you ask.' 'With all my heart,' said the miller; 'but how shall I treat them?' Then the huntsman said, 'Give the old one stripes
three times a day and hay once; give the next (who was the servant-maid) stripes
once a day and hay three times; and give the youngest (who was the beautiful lady) hay three times a day and no stripes
': for he could not find it in his heart to have her beaten.
"Then the First of the Tigers answered, 'I am content'; but when next he drank he saw the black stripes
upon his flank and his side, and he remembered the name that the Hairless One had given him, and he was angry.
"Wherefore, bind the heathen crew, and bestow on them a small matter of stripes
apiece, as earnest of our future justice.
It would require a pretty good scholar in arithmetic to tell how many stripes
he had inflicted, and how many birch rods he had worn out, during all that time, in his fatherly tenderness for his pupils.
The penalty was State imprisonment, the stripes
and the lockstep.
"The handkerchief is a large one, blue with red stripes
and the cap is an old Basque cap, like the one you are wearing now."
Two broad stripes
of tattooing, diverging from the centre of his shaven crown, obliquely crossed both eyes--staining the lids--to a little below each ear, where they united with another stripe
which swept in a straight line along the lips and formed the base of the triangle.
"No, certainly not," said Merlin; "here, this minute, and on the spot, the matter must be settled; either Dulcinea will return to the cave of Montesinos and to her former condition of peasant wench, or else in her present form shall be carried to the Elysian fields, where she will remain waiting until the number of stripes
The other was a great Tiger with purple stripes
around his lithe body, powerful limbs, and eyes that showed through the half closed lids like coals of fire.
I made them of the nicest rags, and braided them in stripes
. It was such company these last few winters.
Indeed it is as much the business of the legislator as anything else, to banish every indecent expression out of the state: for from a permission to speak whatever is shameful, very quickly arises the doing it, and this particularly with young people: for which reason let them never speak nor hear any such thing: but if it appears that any freeman has done or said anything that is forbidden before he is of age to be thought fit to partake of the common meals, let him be punished by disgrace and stripes
; but if a person above that age does so, let him be treated as you would a slave, on account of his being infamous.