While he lay perdu in Steward's stateroom, his voice was the one thing that was not to be heard, so Kwaque was forced to seek the solace of his jews' harp in the sweltering
heat of the gratings over the fire-room.
The heat was sweltering
, and the men grumbled fiercely over their work.
We rode there--about a mile and a half in the sweltering
sun--and visited a little Greek church which they said was built upon the ancient site; and we paid a small fee, and the holy attendant gave each of us a little wax candle as a remembrancer of the place, and I put mine in my hat and the sun melted it and the grease all ran down the back of my neck; and so now I have not any thing left but the wick, and it is a sorry and a wilted- looking wick at that.
afternoon--it was the first day of July, 1830-- he was at work over a set of tangled account books in his workroom, which looked westward over a stretch of vacant lots, when a conversation outside disturbed him.
Nothing less than two fat sweltering
one-pound notes that seemed to have been on terms of the warmest intimacy with all the cattle markets in the county.
Sustained snores came from the cart-house, where some of the men were lying down; the grunt and squeal of sweltering
pigs arose from the still further distance.
The wind, which had been scarcely perceptible, seemed still to diminish, and the doctor in perfect desperation descended toward the ground, and all three of the travellers, whom the incident just recorded had, for a few moments, diverted from their anxieties, relapsed into gloomy meditation, sweltering
the while beneath the scorching heat.
Uncle William was affected by the great heat too, and in August they had three weeks of sweltering
A long suburb of red brick houses--some with patches of garden-ground, where coal-dust and factory smoke darkened the shrinking leaves, and coarse rank flowers, and where the struggling vegetation sickened and sank under the hot breath of kiln and furnace, making them by its presence seem yet more blighting and unwholesome than in the town itself--a long, flat, straggling suburb passed, they came, by slow degrees, upon a cheerless region, where not a blade of grass was seen to grow, where not a bud put forth its promise in the spring, where nothing green could live but on the surface of the stagnant pools, which here and there lay idly sweltering
by the black road-side.
It braced him, and drove away his gloomy fits, whilst his sympathies were kept awake and his indignation maintained at an exhilarating pitch by the sufferings of the poor, who, unable to afford fires or skating, warmed themselves in such sweltering
heat as overcrowding produces in all seasons.
With the approach of midday the wind had more and more fallen, it was now sweltering
hot and the air trembled in the sunshine.
How small men seem, how like a swarm of ants sweltering
in endless confusion on their tiny hill