Buxom lasses, almost as antiquated as their mothers, excepting where a straw
hat, a fine ribbon, or perhaps a white frock, gave symptoms of city innovation.
He looked into several; they were mere rude shells, destitute of any species of furniture, except a heap of straw
, foul with dirt, spread confusedly over the floor, which was merely the bare ground, trodden hard by the tramping of innumerable feet.
His stock consisted of a wooden stool, made out of a broken-backed chair cut down, which stool, young Jerry, walking at his father's side, carried every morning to beneath the banking-house window that was nearest Temple Bar: where, with the addition of the first handful of straw
that could be gleaned from any passing vehicle to keep the cold and wet from the odd-job-man's feet, it formed the encampment for the day.
Having travelled about three miles, we came to a long kind of building, made of timber stuck in the ground, and wattled across; the roof was low and covered with straw
And so he too joined them; and away the ship flew on, and on, and on, and once more the Simpleton looked out, and this time he saw a man carrying straw
upon his back.
D'Artagnan went instantly to the hay dealer and bargained with him for a hundred and fifty trusses of straw
, which he obtained, at the rate of three pistoles each.
Striking into a trail or path which led up from the river, he guided them for some distance in the prairie, until they came in sight of a number of lodges made of straw
, and shaped like hay-stacks.
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.
Its lungs, stomach, and other affairs of that kind were nothing better than a meal bag stuffed with straw
An old, pointed blue hat, that had belonged to some Munchkin, was perched on his head, and the rest of the figure was a blue suit of clothes, worn and faded, which had also been stuffed with straw
Then the straw
began and said: 'Dear friends, from whence do you come here?
Batches of the animals were sent away daily to this lying-in hospital, where they lived on straw
till their calves were born, after which event, and as soon as the calf could walk, mother and offspring were driven back to the dairy.