Give me three grains
of corn, mother, Only three grains
Indeed, she has not yet recovered her equanimity on the subject, though it is now nearly three hours since dinner, and the house-floor is perfectly clean again; as clean as everything else in that wonderful house- place, where the only chance of collecting a few grains
of dust would be to climb on the salt-coffer, and put your finger on the high mantel-shelf on which the glittering brass candlesticks are enjoying their summer sinecure; for at this time of year, of course, every one goes to bed while it is yet light, or at least light enough to discern the outline of objects after you have bruised your shins against them.
Opposite to these stood a smaller table, formed from a lighter-colored wood, through the grains
of which the wavy lines of the curled maple of the mountains were beautifully undulating.
A match lit up the darkness; he caught the well-known purr and fizzle of grains
The youth might have taken Baglioni's opinions with many grains
of allowance had he known that there was a professional warfare of long continuance between him and Dr.
I stand amid the roar Of a surf-tormented shore, And I hold within my hand Grains
of the golden sand -- How few
The kingdom of heaven is compared, not to any great kernel or nut, but to a grain
of mustard-seed: which is one of the least grains
, but hath in it a property and spirit hastily to get up and spread.
Mycroft took snuff from a tortoise-shell box, and brushed away the wandering grains
from his coat front with a large, red silk handkerchief.
For,' says he, 'it's being ground to bits in a slow mill; it's being roasted at a slow fire; it's being stung to death by single bees; it's being drowned by drops; it's going mad by grains
Now he handled it as though it were a tobacco-pouch, putting in finger and thumb, and shrugging over the puzzle with a delicious face; nevertheless, he showed me a few grains
of steel filing as the result of his investigations, and murmured in my ear, "These sweet police
We nestle in nature, and draw our living as parasites from her roots and grains
, and we receive glances from the heavenly bodies, which call us to solitude and foretell the remotest future.
The plain was agitated like the sea shaken by the fury of a tempest; billows of sand went tossing over each other amid blinding clouds of dust; an immense pillar was seen whirling toward them through the air from the southeast, with terrific velocity; the sun was disappearing behind an opaque veil of cloud whose enormous barrier extended clear to the horizon, while the grains
of fine sand went gliding together with all the supple ease of liquid particles, and the rising dust-tide gained more and more with every second.