The gun bullocks rolled their cuds
, and answered both together: "The seventh yoke of the first gun of the Big Gun Battery.
"Whin I was about three-quarters av a mile off the rest-camp, powtherin' along fit to burrst, I heard the noise av the men, an', on my sowl, Sorr, I cud
catch the voice av Peg Barney bellowin' like a bison wid the belly-ache.
and wouldn't it be a blessed thing for your spirrits if ye cud
lay your two peepers jist, upon Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, Barronitt, when he is all riddy drissed for the hopperer, or stipping into the Brisky for the drive into the Hyde Park.
Which sentiment being a pretty hard morsel, and bearing something of the air of a paradox, we shall leave the reader to chew the cud
upon it to the end of the chapter.
"Thus Caedmon, keeping in mind all he heard, and, as it were, chewing the cud
, converted the same into most harmonious verse; and sweetly repeating the same, made his masters in their turn his hearers.
During the long summer day, as his sheep cropped the good grass which the gods had made to grow for them, or lay with their forelegs doubled under their breasts and chewed the cud
, Haita, reclining in the shadow of a tree, or sitting upon a rock, played so sweet music upon his reed pipe that sometimes from the corner of his eye he got accidental glimpses of the minor sylvan deities, leaning forward out of the copse to hear; but if he looked at them directly they vanished.
As I trotted along, however, chewing the cud
of - bitter fancies, I heard another horse at no great distance behind me; but I never conjectured who the rider might be, or troubled my head about him, till, on slackening my pace to ascend a gentle acclivity, or rather, suffering my horse to slacken his pace into a lazy walk - for, rapt in my own reflections, I was letting it jog on as leisurely as it thought proper - I lost ground, and my fellow- traveller overtook me.
He must have seen Cathy and her cousin about the spot before he examined it, for while his jaws worked like those of a cow chewing its cud
, and rendered his speech difficult to understand, he began:-
Cadwallader had slipped again into the library to chew a cud
of erudite mistake about Cush and Mizraim.
The sun was yet low in the heaven, and the red cows stood in the long shadow of the elms, chewing the cud
and gazing with great vacant eyes at two horsemen who were spurring it down the long white road which dipped and curved away back to where the towers and pinnacles beneath the flat-topped hill marked the old town of Winchester.
She was lying down by the wayside, and quietly chewing her cud
; nor did she take any notice of the young man until he had approached pretty nigh.
The led cows, hastily brought in and tethered to anything that would hold them, were looking stupidly on, or lying down chewing the cud
of nothing particularly repaying their trouble, which they had picked up in their interrupted saunter.