After the reading class, two youths between sixteen and nineteen came up with the imaginary bills of parcels, which they had been writing out on their slates and were now required to calculate "off-hand"--a test which they stood with such imperfect success that Bartle Massey, whose eyes had been glaring at them ominously through his spectacles for some minutes, at length burst out in a bitter, high-pitched tone, pausing between every sentence to rap
the floor with a knobbed stick which rested between his legs.
Well, den, zit still and pehabe yourself, or I'll rap
you again mid me vist.
Vholes gives it a rap
, and it sounds as hollow as a coffin.
Knock, indeed, he did at the door, but not with one of those gentle raps
which is usual on such occasions.
Bumble spoke, he raised his cane to the bill above him, and gave three distinct raps
upon the words 'five pounds': which were printed thereon in Roman capitals of gigantic size.
Skittish is Tippins with Mortimer Lightwood too, and has raps
to give him with her fan for having been best man at the nuptials of these deceiving what's- their-names who have gone to pieces.
Now upon the second lowering, the boat paddled upon the whale; and as the fish received the darted iron, it gave its customary rap
, which happened, in this instance, to be right under poor Pip's seat.
The tea things were brought in, and already had Marianne been disappointed more than once by a rap
at a neighbouring door, when a loud one was suddenly heard which could not be mistaken for one at any other house, Elinor felt secure of its announcing Willoughby's approach, and Marianne, starting up, moved towards the door.
To which Sancho answered, "I spent them for my own good, and my wife's, and my children's, and it is they that have made my wife bear so patiently all my wanderings on highways and byways, in the service of my master, Don Quixote; for if after all this time I had come back to the house without a rap
and without the ass, it would have been a poor look-out for me; and if anyone wants to know anything more about me, here I am, ready to answer the king himself in person; and it is no affair of anyone's whether I took or did not take, whether I spent or did not spend; for the whacks that were given me in these journeys were to be paid for in money, even if they were valued at no more than four maravedis apiece, another hundred crowns would not pay me for half of them.
at this moment sounded on the door of the cosy apartment where Phileas Fogg was seated, and James Forster, the dismissed servant, appeared.
That is another point (replied he;) We must not pretend to determine on what motive the person may knock--tho' that someone DOES rap
at the door, I am partly convinced.
After some time the young queen heard her husband say in his dreams at night: 'Boy, make me the doublet, and patch the pantaloons, or else I will rap
the yard-measure over your ears.