Or again, why blame a lying, thievish
Isosceles when you ought rather to deplore the incurable inequality of his sides?
"Yes," I continued, "I had better come again tomorrow, for the weather may then be better, and I shall not have upset the milk, and these generals will not be looking at me so fiercely." In fact, I had actually begun to move towards the door when Monsieur Markov entered--a grey-headed man with thievish
eyes, and clad in a dirty dressing-gown fastened with a belt.
The unfortunate cur was arraigned; his thievish
looks substantiated his guilt, and he was condemned by his judges from across the river to be hanged.
Hunt would gladly have left this thievish
neighborhood, but was detained until the 5th of February by violent head winds, accompanied by snow and rain.
And intertwining with one another, they quickly grew and covered all the wild-roving cattle by the will of thievish
Hermes, so that Apollo was astonished as he gazed.
"A Huron!" repeated the sturdy scout, once more shaking his head in open distrust; "they are a thievish
race, nor do I care by whom they are adopted; you can never make anything of them but skulls and vagabonds.
I must confess I was now very uneasy, and thought myself, including the late escape from the longboats, to have been in the most dangerous condition that ever I was in through my past life; for whatever ill circumstances I had been in, I was never pursued for a thief before; nor had I ever done anything that merited the name of dishonest or fraudulent, much less thievish
. I had chiefly been my own enemy, or, as I may rightly say, I had been nobody's enemy but my own; but now I was woefully embarrassed: for though I was perfectly innocent, I was in no condition to make that innocence appear; and if I had been taken, it had been under a supposed guilt of the worst kind.
He saw himself obliged to one of two distasteful and perilous alternatives; either to shut the door altogether and set his portmanteau out upon the wayside, a wonder to all beholders; or to leave the door ajar, so that any thievish
tramp or holiday schoolboy might stray in and stumble on the grisly secret.
A bird whose thievish
disposition suggested to someone that it might be taught to talk.
leg is to hang at Milton, and the other is already at Brockenhurst, as a sign to all men of what comes of being over-fond of venison pasty."
I'll warrant ye, had your thievish
devils made their push by the light of the sun, the good woman would have been smartly at work among them, and the Siouxes would have found she was not given to part with her cheese and her butter without a price.
They are said to be good drivers of bargains, but to be honest and just in their transactions, and even in horse-dealing to resist those thievish
tendencies which would seem, for some undiscovered reason, to be almost inseparable from that branch of traffic.