Wilson winced under this nagging and not very courteous chaff
, and the twins suffered with him and for him.
The favour was too much to bear; in an instant the barrier of dust and chaff
that had stood surprisingly long, went to the winds, and Saint Antoine had got him!
my dream of universal irresistibility was but short-lived, for next afternoon, as William and I sat out at some cafe together, I found myself the object of chaff
The artist himself was at that time busy upon two great designs; the first, to sow land with chaff
, wherein he affirmed the true seminal virtue to be contained, as he demonstrated by several experiments, which I was not skilful enough to comprehend.
But he determined to chaff
Fix, when he had the chance, with mysterious allusions, which, however, need not betray his real suspicions.
In due time, the field in which my forefathers grew was gathered, the seed winnowed from the chaff
and collected in casks, when the whole company was shipped for Ireland.
As the breezes sport with the chaff
upon some goodly threshing-floor, when men are winnowing--while yellow Ceres blows with the wind to sift the chaff
from the grain, and the chaff
-heaps grow whiter and whiter--even so did the Achaeans whiten in the dust which the horses' hoofs raised to the firmament of heaven, as their drivers turned them back to battle, and they bore down with might upon the foe.
The Senior Subaltern meant no harm; but his chaff
was coarse, and he didn't quite understand where to stop.
Their psychology is bovine, their outlook crude and rare; They abandon vital matters to be tickled with a straw; But the straw that they were tickled with--the chaff
that they were fed with-- They convert into a weaver's beam to break their foeman's head with.
or no chaff
they would have been surprised to see me leave them for the burly and sympathetic Mills.
her tremendously about her radicalism, and he is so immensely clever that she can't answer him, though she is rather clever too.
The plows these people use are simply a sharpened stick, such as Abraham plowed with, and they still winnow their wheat as he did--they pile it on the house-top, and then toss it by shovel-fulls into the air until the wind has blown all the chaff