idling


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What happy hours Mary and I have passed while sitting at our work by the fire, or wandering on the heath-clad hills, or idling under the weeping birch (the only considerable tree in the garden), talking of future happiness to ourselves and our parents, of what we would do, and see, and possess; with no firmer foundation for our goodly superstructure than the riches that were expected to flow in upon us from the success of the worthy merchant's speculations.
Virginia Maxon, idling beneath the leafy shade of the tropical foliage, became presently aware that she had wandered farther from the campong than she had intended.
He took to drinking, idling, bad companions: all the fine resources that were to be so much better for him than the Home he might have had.
The bureaus Rabourdin and Baudoyer, after idling and gossiping since the death of Monsieur de la Billardiere, were now recovering their usual official look and the dolce far niente habits of a government office.
Yes, I replied; and the charming thing is that they deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth, which is simply that, unless they give up eating and drinking and wenching and idling, neither drug nor cautery nor spell nor amulet nor any other remedy will avail.
But my excellent parent went on lecturing, and then came to coaxing, and began to stroke my hair; and I was getting to feel quite a good boy, but my mischievous brother, who was idling about the room, revived my corruption by suddenly calling out, -
The anthropoids were idling about the clearing, the first keen desire of the morning's hunger having been satisfied.
Outside a stable door at the bottom of a long back lane without a thoroughfare, a groom in undress was idling about, apparently persuading himself that he was doing something with a spade and a wheel-barrow.
EPA alleged that the company s excessive idling was in violation of federally-enforceable motor vehicle idling limits contained in the Massachusetts air quality state implementation plan.
Designed specifically for the day cab or work truck market, the Work Truck No Idle Heat System(TM) from Idle Free Systems provides up to eight hours of interior cab heat with the truck engine turned off, eliminating unnecessary workday idling.
But there's one "no" that, despite being on the state's books for years, is far less familiar: No idling.
Excessive idling is an expensive and wide-spread problem, but there are things you can do about it.