But lazily undulating in the trough
of the sea, and ever and anon tranquilly spouting his vapory jet, the whale looked like a portly burgher smoking his pipe of a warm afternoon.
That commonest of village sights was lacking here--the public pump, with its great stone tank or trough
of limpid water, and its group of gossiping pitcher-bearers; for there is no well or fountain or spring on this tall hill; cisterns of rain-water are used.
He that ate fastest got most; he that was strongest secured the best place; and few left the trough
From a tradition that the weapon with which the Norwegian champion was slain, resembled a pear, or, as others say, that the trough
or boat in which the soldier floated under the bridge to strike the blow, had such a shape, the country people usually begin a great market, which is held at Stamford, with an entertainment called the Pear-pie feast, which after all may be a corruption of the Spear-pie feast.
Often, as I still lay at the bottom and kept no more than an eye above the gunwale, I would see a big blue summit heaving close above me; yet the coracle would but bounce a little, dance as if on springs, and subside on the other side into the trough
as lightly as a bird.
She ordered the joiner to make a wooden trough
of three hundred feet long, fifty broad, and eight deep; which, being well pitched, to prevent leaking, was placed on the floor, along the wall, in an outer room of the palace.
Then there came up through the floor of the room a three-headed Giant with a trough
full of meat, who saluted her as his sister and set down the trough
Don Quixote promised to follow his advice scrupulously, and it was arranged forthwith that he should watch his armour in a large yard at one side of the inn; so, collecting it all together, Don Quixote placed it on a trough
that stood by the side of a well, and bracing his buckler on his arm he grasped his lance and began with a stately air to march up and down in front of the trough
, and as he began his march night began to fall.
The boat, now lying in the trough
of the waves, shook and rolled terribly; the sea struck her with fearful violence.
I have twenty geese about the house that eat mash out of a trough
He turns with disgust from the mouldy corn before him, and the brackish water in his little trough
A padding is placed on the forehead of the infant, with a piece of bark above it, and is pressed down by cords, which pass through holes on each side of the trough