He pulled her hair whenever she came near him, upset his bread and milk to plague her when she had newly cleaned his cage, made Mop bark
by pecking at him while Madam dozed, called her names before company, and behaved in all respects like an reprehensible old bird.
Torches of a light bark
, that glowed with a steady flame and little smoke, had been provided, as well as a good supply of electric dry-battery lamps, and the way into the cavern was thus well lighted.
Some of the cottonwoods had already turned, and the yellow leaves and shining white bark
made them look like the gold and silver trees in fairy tales.
The thief is leaning against the foot of the sugar sapling, that you can see over them bushes; his right leg is in a line with the bark
of the tree, and," tapping his rifle, "I can take him from where I stand, between the angle and the knee, with a single shot, putting an end to his tramping through the woods, for at least a month to come.
This being, made only for happiness, and heretofore so miserably failing to be happy,--his tendencies so hideously thwarted, that, some unknown time ago, the delicate springs of his character, never morally or intellectually strong, had given way, and he was now imbecile,--this poor, forlorn voyager from the Islands of the Blest, in a frail bark
, on a tempestuous sea, had been flung, by the last mountain-wave of his shipwreck, into a quiet harbor.
In my native town of Salem, at the head of what, half a century ago, in the days of old King Derby, was a bustling wharf -- but which is now burdened with decayed wooden warehouses, and exhibits few or no symptoms of commercial life; except, perhaps, a bark
or brig, half-way down its melancholy length, discharging hides; or, nearer at hand, a Nova Scotia schooner, pitching out her cargo of firewood -- at the head, I say, of this dilapidated wharf, which the tide often overflows, and along which, at the base and in the rear of the row of buildings, the track of many languid years is seen in a border of unthrifty grass -- here, with a view from its front windows adown this not very enlivening prospect, and thence across the harbour, stands a spacious edifice of brick.
Streaming files of wild ducks began to make their appearance high in the air; the bark
of the squirrel might be heard from the groves of beech and hickory- nuts, and the pensive whistle of the quail at intervals from the neighboring stubble field.
It resembled that perpendicular seam sometimes made in the straight, lofty trunk of a great tree, when the upper lightning tearingly darts down it, and without wrenching a single twig, peels and grooves out the bark
from top to bottom, ere running off into the soil, leaving the tree still greenly alive, but branded.
And so they'll say in the resurrection, when they come to fish up this old mast, and find a doubloon lodged in it, with bedded oysters for the shaggy bark
They did not bark
, nor howl, nor whine, but kept on a "yo
A little walnut bark
has made my yellow skin a genteel brown, and I've dyed my hair black; so you see I don't answer to the advertisement at all.
From the forest and wilderness come the tonics and barks
which brace mankind.