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A number of people were standing about it, and some sappers were busy in the midst of it.
Tom had often caught glimpses of this little girl,--for she was one of those busy, tripping creatures, that can be no more contained in one place than a sunbeam or a summer breeze,--nor was she one that, once seen, could be easily forgotten.
Then I gave public notice by herald and trumpet that I should be busy with affairs of state for a fortnight, but about the end of that time I would take a moment's leisure and blow up Merlin's stone tower by fires from heaven; in the meantime, whoso listened to evil re- ports about me, let him beware.
Norris was too busy in contriving and directing the general little matters of the company, superintending their various dresses with economical expedient, for which nobody thanked her, and saving, with delighted integrity, half a crown here and there to the absent Sir Thomas, to have leisure for watching the behaviour, or guarding the happiness of his daughters.
We are all well and busy, but we long, day and night, to have you back.
For fourteen years Caxton lived a busy life, translating, editing, and printing.
Grandma peeped in, and smiled at the busy group, saying, "Sew away, my dears; dollies are safe companions, and needlework an accomplishment that 's sadly neglected nowadays.
Because," replied the Honest Miner, "I was so busy digging out gold that I had no leisure to lay up something worth while.
The Clew, meanwhile, sauntered among the busy haunts of men, arm in arm with an Ingenious Theory.
We have both been so busy that we forgot you until about half an hour ago.
It keeps him busy, and the young men who attend the college are no worse off than they were before.
During the first few days they were busy discharging the cargo brought by the flotilla, the machines, and the rations, as well as a large number of huts constructed of iron plates, separately pieced and numbered.