A gloomy wood," according to the one playbill, was represented by a few shrubs in pots
, green baize on the floor, and a cave in the distance.
Fishiest of all fishy places was the Try Pots
, which well deserved its name; for the pots
there were always boiling chowders.
On a chief corner stood a lofty unpainted pole wreathed from top to bottom with tin pots
and pans and cups, the chief tinmonger's noisy notice to the world (when the wind blew) that his shop was on hand for business at that corner.
He had pots
an' pans an' odds an' ends, but mother had no money to buy anythin'.
On my imparting this discovery in confidence to Peggotty, she informed me that her brother dealt in lobsters, crabs, and crawfish; and I afterwards found that a heap of these creatures, in a state of wonderful conglomeration with one another, and never leaving off pinching whatever they laid hold of, were usually to be found in a little wooden outhouse where the pots
and kettles were kept.
At length I found, as it were, a crack in the stone thrice as wide as a man can jump, and in length half a spear's throw, and near this crack stood great stones blackened by fire, and beneath them broken pots
and a knife of flint.
One end of the apartment was unfurnished, except by the gymnastic apparatus, a photographer's camera, a ladder in the corner, and a common deal table with oil cans and paint pots
But if I should describe the kitchen grate, the prodigious pots
and kettles, the joints of meat turning on the spits, with many other particulars, perhaps I should be hardly believed; at least a severe critic would be apt to think I enlarged a little, as travellers are often suspected to do.
There were jam pots
and paper bags, and mountains of chopped grass from the mowing machine
The first thing that presented itself to Sancho's eyes was a whole ox spitted on a whole elm tree, and in the fire at which it was to be roasted there was burning a middling-sized mountain of faggots, and six stewpots that stood round the blaze had not been made in the ordinary mould of common pots
, for they were six half wine-jars, each fit to hold the contents of a slaughter-house; they swallowed up whole sheep and hid them away in their insides without showing any more sign of them than if they were pigeons.
Many cooking pots
were now in evidence about the village.
So now, when Robin Hood and the Tinker came thereto and called aloud for two great pots
of ale, none would have known from look or speech that the host had ever set eyes upon the outlaw before.