It happened that a Countryman was sowing some hemp
seeds in a field where a Swallow and some other birds were hopping about picking up their food.
"Straight out at the back; by our threshing floor, my dear, and hemp
patches; there's a little footpath." Stepping carefully with her sunburnt, bare feet, the old woman conducted Levin, and moved back the fence for him by the threshing floor.
"She did not like the look of the house at all," the peasant was saying as the two newcomers took their places where they could overhear him; "but the poor little hunchback was so tired out with carrying her bundle of hemp
to market, that she went in; besides, the night had come, and she could go no further.
But though this latter view, if she indeed had it, may appear reasonable enough, yet the event did not answer her expectation; for when she was convened before the justice, and it was universally apprehended that the house of correction would have been her fate, though some of the young women cryed out "It was good enough for her," and diverted themselves with the thoughts of her beating hemp
in a silk gown; yet there were many others who began to pity her condition: but when it was known in what manner Mr Allworthy had behaved, the tide turned against her.
He had invented a machine for the cleaning of the hemp
, which, considering the education and circumstances of the inventor, displayed quite as much mechanical genius as Whitney's cotton-gin.
He wore a moustache and pointed beard, but no whiskers; his eyes were large and dark gray, and had a kindly expression which one would hardly have expected in one whose neck was in the hemp
. Evidently this was no vulgar assassin.
And every morning, perched on our stays, rows of these birds were seen; and spite of our hootings, for a long time obstinately clung to the hemp
, as though they deemed our ship some drifting, uninhabited craft; a thing appointed to desolation, and therefore fit roosting-place for their homeless selves.
She presents the curious anomaly of the most solid masonry joining with oak and hemp
in constituting the completed ship.
May the evil demon Zernebock tear me limb from limb, if I leave my own cell ere I have spun out the hemp
on my distaff!''
"A kind of cloth the making of which, when made of hemp
, entails a great waste of hemp
." -- Calcraft the Hangman.
I had beaten hemp
, which there grows wild, and made of it a sort of ticking; this I filled with the feathers of several birds I had taken with springes made of YAHOOS' hairs, and were excellent food.
To which Sancho replied, "If your ladyship will give me a proper scourge or cord, I'll lay on with it, provided it does not hurt too much; for you must know, boor as I am, my flesh is more cotton than hemp
, and it won't do for me to destroy myself for the good of anybody else."