, twelve silver pennies," interposed the tinker, unsubdued; "item
, one crust of bread, 'gainst my supper.
, that after sundry japes and jokes the said brother John did lift up the said Mary Sowley and did take, carry, and convey her across a stream, to the infinite relish of the devil and the exceeding detriment of his own soul, which scandalous and wilful falling away was witnessed by three members of our order.
For she had received no letter from Walter in two weeks, and the next item
on the bill of fare was dandelions--dandelions with some kind of egg--but bother the egg
I have not distorted the truth in saying that the facts in the above item
, about the army and the Indians, are made use of to discourage emigration to America.
Now, Wemmick," said the latter then, resuming his usual manner, "what item
was it you were at, when Mr.
This was the vocal telegraph of the islanders; by means of which condensed items
of information could be carried in a very few minutes from the sea to their remotest habitation, a distance of at least eight or nine miles.
chiefly disputed in this bill was the very moderate charge of two pennies for the dickey.
Here is the summing up of his various items, and their weight, as he computed it:
Such were the items of the four thousand pounds that Dr.
Sun Tzu said: In the operations of war, where there are in the field a thousand swift chariots, as many heavy chariots, and a hundred thousand mail-clad soldiers, with provisions enough to carry them a thousand li, the expenditure at home and at the front, including entertainment of guests, small items
such as glue and paint, and sums spent on chariots and armor, will reach the total of a thousand ounces of silver per day.
The expense accounts of the guilds, sometimes luckily preserved, furnish many picturesque and amusing items
, such as these: 'Four pair of angels' wings,
Let it go to the auction and let the people in the audience determine what the item
is worth," says Hill.