Howls of pain might have gone up from the sufferers, but they had too much meal
in their throats for that.
His clothes were dusted with flour, and over his back he carried a great sack of meal
, bending so as to bring the whole weight upon his shoulders, and across the sack was a thick quarterstaff.
The noon-tide slumber lasted generally an hour and a half: very often longer; and after the sleepers had arisen from their mats they again had recourse to their pipes, and then made preparations for the most important meal
of the day.
So I went and got the bag of meal
and my old saw out of the canoe, and fetched them to the house.
After a couple of days the miller came and said that he must tell him that the old donkey which was to have three beatings and only one meal
'Now, wife,' cried he, 'what have you for dinner?' 'O Frederick!' answered she, 'I was cooking you a steak; but while I went down to draw the ale, the dog ran away with it; and while I ran after him, the ale ran out; and when I went to dry up the ale with the sack of meal
that we got at the fair, I upset the jug: but the cellar is now quite dry, and looks so clean!' 'Kate, Kate,' said he, 'how could you do all this?' Why did you leave the steak to fry, and the ale to run, and then spoil all the meal
?' 'Why, Frederick,' said she, 'I did not know I was doing wrong; you should have told me before.'
She was not then suffering from the dyspepsia which generally attacked her immediately after a meal
. She felt more kindly disposed to Philip than ever before, and the unaccustomed tenderness in her eyes filled him with joy.
Piperson consulted an almanac, and felt Pigling's ribs; it was too late in the season for curing bacon, and he grudged his meal
. Besides, the hens had seen this pig.
I remember that on one occasion when I went into one of these cabins for dinner, when I sat down to the table for a meal
with the four members of the family, I noticed that, while there were five of us at the table, there was but one fork for the five of us to use.
He busied himself in arranging Lady Greystoke's meal
upon the tiny table at one side of her cabin.
For surely woman never shows to better advantage than in the dainty exercises of a dainty repast, and there is nothing more thrilling to man than a meal
alone with a woman he loves or is about to love.
So, for years, the Owls slept their happy sleep by day, and found their comfortable meal
when darkness fell.