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To what more conversation this might have led, we need not stop to inquire; for the wheels of the carriage were heard at that moment, and, being followed by a smart ring at the garden gate, caused the bustle in the house, which had laid dormant for a short time, to burst again into tenfold life and vigour.
Sometimes--towards the end of a long stage--Kit could not help wishing it were a little warmer: but when they stopped to change horses, and he had had a good run, and what with that, and the bustle of paying the old postilion, and rousing the new one, and running to and fro again until the horses were put to, he was so warm that the blood tingled and smarted in his fingers' ends-- then, he felt as if to have it one degree less cold would be to lose half the delight and glory of the journey: and up he jumped again, right cheerily, singing to the merry music of the wheels as they rolled away, and, leaving the townspeople in their warm beds, pursued their course along the lonely road.
The bustle had been considerable, and it was some time before Gurth was missed; for, as he was to be placed for the rest of the journey behind a servant, every one supposed that some other of his companions had him under his custody, and when it began to be whispered among them that Gurth had actually disappeared, they were under such immediate expectation of an attack from the outlaws, that it was not held convenient to pay much attention to the circumstance.
Norris felt herself defrauded of an office on which she had always depended, whether his arrival or his death were to be the thing unfolded; and was now trying to be in a bustle without having anything to bustle about, and labouring to be important where nothing was wanted but tranquillity and silence.
As he squats down for a quick hop, his bustles are perfect and their style exhibits what most dancers have switched over to, eagle wing feathers with little to no tip decoration.
The dhow wharfage in Dubai has tales of over 100 years to tell and is home to a special way of life that remains untouched and bustles with activity.
How the West was worn; bustles and buckskins on the wild frontier.
Rich in history as the first paved street in Manhattan, Stone Street now bustles with quaint cafes and fine eateries and often provides the perfect refuge from busy Wall Street life.
These bustles were large enough to conceal a pet corgi, an illicit lover, a portable bar or loo, or even a very small string quartet.
The story of how the original grass or scalp dancers of the Plains, who traditionally just wore breechcloths and moccasins with braids of sweetgrass tucked in their belts, ended up strutting their stuff in contemporary powwow, wearing what Speidel called "B-52 Bomber satellite-type bustles," is an interesting trail to follow.
First there were long woolen pants, high-necked bodices and floor-length skirts with bustles.
Now that Will and Nancy are retired from their city jobs and their kids are grown, Pinetop bustles with activity.