Before the golden mean was found, however, Meg added to her domestic possessions what young couples seldom get on long without, a family jar
I found it in a sealed jar
, that by chance, I suppose, had been really hermetically sealed.
Felicite put Virginia's luggage on top of the carriage, gave the coachman some instructions, and smuggled six jars
of jam, a dozen pears and a bunch of violets under the seat.
Now, however, return home, and go about among the suitors; begin getting provisions ready for your voyage; see everything well stowed, the wine in jars
, and the barley meal, which is the staff of life, in leathern bags, while I go round the town and beat up volunteers at once.
How is the son of a British yeoman, who has been fed principally on salt pork and yeast dumplings, to know that there is satiety for the human stomach even in a paradise of glass jars
full of sugared almonds and pink lozenges, and that the tedium of life can reach a pitch where plum-buns at discretion cease to offer the slightest excitement?
Look at this broad-shouldered man with the bare muscular arms, and the thick, firm, black hair tossed about like trodden meadow-grass whenever he takes off his paper cap, and with the strong barytone voice bursting every now and then into loud and solemn psalm-tunes, as if seeking an outlet for superfluous strength, yet presently checking himself, apparently crossed by some thought which jars
with the singing.
Against the bier he leaned two-handled jars
of honey and unguents; four proud horses did he then cast upon the pyre, groaning the while he did so.
Immediately the twenty men rushed forward, seizing pails, buckets, jars
, barrels, and extinguishing the fire with as much ardor as they had, an instant before employed in promoting it.
Messua turned to soothe him, while Mowgli stood still, looking in at the water- jars
and the cooking-pots, the grain-bin, and all the other human belongings that he found himself remembering so well.
The frank, free laugh and hearty voice that sounded so pleasant in the dairy jars
against the artificiality of town-bred life, and her ways become exceedingly trying.
Food too was ready for us, and so soon as we had washed ourselves with water, which stood ready in earthenware jars
, some young women of handsome appearance brought us roasted meats, and mealie cobs daintily served on wooden platters, and presented them to us with deep obeisances.
According to the gracious custom of the island, presents were given me by the persons with whom I had been thrown in contact -- baskets made of the leaves of the cocoa-nut tree, mats of pandanus, fans; and Tiare gave me three little pearls and three jars
of guava-jelly made with her own plump hands.