So stubborn was its consistency, that in conveying my heavily-weighted hand to my mouth, the connecting links almost raised the calabash from the mats
on which it had been placed.
Her aunt had drawn in--her failing interest in the table mats
and lampshades was a sign of that--and she had not been able to mingle in society or to entertain it alone; so that the matter of her reminiscences struck one as an old world altogether.
The Buli of Gatoka, seated on his best mat
, surrounded by his chief men, three busy fly-brushers at his back, deigned to receive from the hand of his herald the whale tooth presented by Ra Vatu and carried into the mountains by his cousin, Erirola.
There were mats
of woven grasses on the floor and the place was clean and neat; but his Majesty had no other furniture at all--perhaps because he didn't need it.
The meaner sort are covered with mats
which they make of a kind of bulrush, and are also indifferently tight and warm, but not so good as the former.
I sat down on the side of the bed, and commenced thinking about this head-peddling harpooneer, and his door mat
Now, with elated step, they pace the planks in twos and threes, and humorously discourse of parlors, sofas, carpets, and fine cambrics; propose to mat
the deck; think of having hangings to the top; object not to taking tea by moonlight on the piazza of the forecastle.
I remember the same objection being made to a set of sable functionaries, whom my friend, Mat
Lewis, introduced as the guards and mischief-doing satellites of the wicked Baron, in his Castle Spectre.
I had thought his short legs a bar to swiftness, but had he been coursing with greyhounds the latter would have appeared as though asleep on a door mat
Now the white road to Delhi is mat
for his feet, The sal and the kikar must guard him from heat; His home is the camp, and the waste, and the crowd-- He is seeking the Way as bairagi avowed!
The donkey laid himself down upon a heap of straw in the yard, the dog stretched himself upon a mat
behind the door, the cat rolled herself up on the hearth before the warm ashes, and the cock perched upon a beam on the top of the house; and, as they were all rather tired with their journey, they soon fell asleep.
But what satisfaction will the nature of the animal be to me when the animal shall have tempted my Mat
away from the musical business to New Zealand or Australey?