It had but five chambers, but the barrel was ten inches long; one had to cap it, and to put in the powder and the wadded
bullet separately; but the last-named would have killed an elephant.
And Gerda stretched out her hands with the large wadded
gloves towards the robber maiden, and said, "Farewell!" and the Reindeer flew on over bush and bramble through the great wood, over moor and heath, as fast as he could go.
She put on a wadded
wrapper and slippers and stole quietly down the tabooed front stairs, carefully closed the kitchen door behind her so that no noise should waken the rest of the household, busied herself for a half hour with the early morning routine she knew so well, and then went back to her room to dress before calling the children.
I found a clever workman, and made him cut out under my direction the foundation of a saddle, which I wadded
and covered with choice leather, adorning it with rich gold embroidery.
When this was done, Eugenie opened a drawer, of which she kept the key, and took from it a wadded
violet silk travelling cloak.
The horses had been embarked, having been hoisted from the boat upon the deck in baskets expressly made for the purpose, and wadded
in such a manner that their limbs, even in the most violent fits of terror or impatience, were always protected by the soft support which the sides afforded, and their coats not even turned.
Then three spare cords should be carried for each bow, with a great store of arrow-heads, besides the brigandines of chain mail, the wadded
steel caps, and the brassarts or arm-guards, which were the proper equipment of the archer.
An excellent aneroid was drawn from the wadded
box which contained it and hung on the wall.
The coat in itself was a very good one, it kept me warm; but it was wadded
and it had a raccoon collar which was the height of vulgarity.
As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded
Accordingly, the good lady bundled up her darlings in woollen jackets and wadded
sacks, and put comforters round their necks, and a pair of striped gaiters on each little pair of legs, and worsted mittens on their hands, and gave them a kiss apiece, by way of a spell to keep away Jack Frost.
A hillman walked behind him with a wadded
cotton-quilt and spread it carefully by the fire.