Sharp commands from the ship's officers hastened the work of the crew in making things snug
, and life lines were strung along deck for the safety of such of the passengers as might venture up when the blow began.
In his devouring mind's eye, he pictured to himself every roasting-pig running about with a pudding in his belly, and an apple in his mouth; the pigeons were snugly put to bed in a comfortable pie, and tucked in with a coverlet of crust; the geese were swimming in their own gravy; and the ducks pairing cosily in dishes, like snug
married couples, with a decent competency of onion sauce.
small room; a round table by a cheerful fire; an arm-chair high-backed and old-fashioned, wherein sat the neatest imaginable little elderly lady, in widow's cap, black silk gown, and snowy muslin apron; exactly like what I had fancied Mrs.
We made ourselves as snug
as our means allowed in the arch of the dresser.
She discovered the veteran in high good humor, smoking his pipe, and warming a tin mug of ale at his own snug
Every movable was packed off, as if it were dismissed from public life for evermore; the floor was swept and watered, the lamps were trimmed, fuel was heaped upon the fire; and the warehouse was as snug
, and warm, and dry, and bright a ball-room, as you would desire to see upon a winter's night.
After tea, when the door was shut and all was made snug
(the nights being cold and misty now), it seemed to me the most delicious retreat that the imagination of man could conceive.
But it was nestled in a snug
well-wooded hollow, quite an hour's journey on horseback from any turnpike, where it was never reached by the vibrations of the coach-horn, or of public opinion.
In the morning of life they are rapt by intoxicating visions of some great haberdashery business, beckoned to by the voluptuous enticements of the legal profession, or maybe the Holy Grail they forswear all else to seek is a snug
But the same worthy person, when placed in his own snug
parlour, and surrounded by all the comforts of an Englishman's fireside, is not half so much disposed to believe that his own ancestors led a very different life from himself; that the shattered tower, which now forms a vista from his window, once held a baron who would have hung him up at his own door without any form of trial; that the hinds, by whom his little pet-farm is managed, a few centuries ago would have been his slaves; and that the complete influence of feudal tyranny once extended over the neighbouring village, where the attorney is now a man of more importance than the lord of the manor.
Then," he said cheerfully, as if she had uttered a hearty affirmative, "I will put some more coals on the fire, and we shall be as snug
Well, now let us be quite comfortable and snug
, and talk and laugh all the way home.