We were to have a superb dinner, consisting
of a leg of pickled pork and greens, and a pair of roast stuffed fowls.
Aaron was not indisposed to display his talents, even to an ogre, under protecting circumstances; and after a few more signs of coyness, consisting
chiefly in rubbing the backs of his hands over his eyes, and then peeping between them at Master Marner, to see if he looked anxious for the "carril", he at length allowed his head to be duly adjusted, and standing behind the table, which let him appear above it only as far as his broad frill, so that he looked like a cherubic head untroubled with a body, he began with a clear chirp, and in a melody that had the rhythm of an industrious hammer
This intimation, delivered in Norman-English with a firm voice and a stern aspect, made the Jew shrink back; and he would have probably withdrawn himself altogether from a vicinity so dangerous, had not the attention of every one been called to the sudden entrance of Prince John, who at that moment entered the lists, attended by a numerous and gay train, consisting
partly of laymen, partly of churchmen, as light in their dress, and as gay in their demeanour, as their companions.
I walked towards the north-east coast, over against Blefuscu, where, lying down behind a hillock, I took out my small perspective glass, and viewed the enemy's fleet at anchor, consisting
of about fifty men of war, and a great number of transports: I then came back to my house, and gave orders (for which I had a warrant) for a great quantity of the strongest cable and bars of iron.
They left us soon after, and next morning we landed our baggage, consisting
chiefly of the patriarch's library, some ornaments for the church, some images, and some pieces of calico, which were of the same use as money.
When the telegraph was mentioned, they told how in Revolutionary days the patriots used a system of signalling called "Washington's Tele- graph," consisting
of a pole, a flag, a basket, and a barrel.
While at dinner, the company consisting
of the landlord, his wife, their daughter, Maritornes, and all the travellers, they discussed the strange craze of Don Quixote and the manner in which he had been found; and the landlady told them what had taken place between him and the carrier; and then, looking round to see if Sancho was there, when she saw he was not, she gave them the whole story of his blanketing, which they received with no little amusement.
The ideas of men who speculate upon the dismemberment of the empire seem generally turned toward three confederacies -- one consisting
of the four Northern, another of the four Middle, and a third of the five Southern States.
From this view of the subject it may be concluded that a pure democracy, by which I mean a society consisting
of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person, can admit of no cure for the mischiefs of faction.
It is true that her ambitions were rather nebulous in form, consisting
chiefly of a desire to escape with Geeka to some remote and unknown spot where there were no Sheiks, no Mabunus--where El Adrea could find no entrance, and where she might play all day surrounded only by flowers and birds and the harmless little monkeys playing in the tree tops.
At ten o'clock, the king's collation, consisting
of preserves and other delicacies, was prepared in the little room on the side of the church of St.
And he emptied his pockets on the table, the contents consisting
of a dozen gold pieces, five or six five-franc pieces, and some smaller coin.