And what was still more capital to behold was, the goose hopped down from the dish, reeled about on the floor with knife and fork in its breast, till it came up to the poor little girl; when--the match
went out and nothing but the thick, cold, damp wall was left behind.
Then the match
burned down, and stung my fingers, and fell, a wriggling red spot in the blackness.
Aramis gave the burning match
to Porthos, who held out his arm to him, his hands being engaged.
"It's lucky we started you first, for I'm hungry, and you can be cooking something for us to eat while we match
the other folks together."
To calm himself he sat down in the sledge and got out his cigarettes and matches
Matrimony, as the origin of change, was always disagreeable; and he was by no means yet reconciled to his own daughter's marrying, nor could ever speak of her but with compassion, though it had been entirely a match
of affection, when he was now obliged to part with Miss Taylor too; and from his habits of gentle selfishness, and of being never able to suppose that other people could feel differently from himself, he was very much disposed to think Miss Taylor had done as sad a thing for herself as for them, and would have been a great deal happier if she had spent all the rest of her life at Hartfield.
With trembling hands I lit a match
. I had only three left, and we saw that we were in the angle of the far corner of the chamber, a fact that accounted for our not having noticed the hollow sound of the place during our former exhaustive examination.
Princess Shtcherbatskaya had herself been married thirty years ago, her aunt arranging the match
. Her husband, about whom everything was well known before hand, had come, looked at his future bride, and been looked at.
it would be a capital match
for either of his sisters."
And then it's no joke playing-up in a match
, I can tell you--quite another thing from your private school games.
I suppose the suspense of the reader is now painful, and therefore I shall say at once that David won the match
with two lovely fours, the one over my head and the other to leg all along the ground.
So, as soon as he had returned safely to Nottingham, he sent messengers north and south, and east and west, to proclaim through town, hamlet, and countryside, this grand shooting match
, and everyone was bidden that could draw a longbow, and the prize was to be an arrow of pure beaten gold.