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He can stalk through dwelling after dwelling, leaving despair and desolation behind him, but the table must be laid, the dishes washed, the beds made, by somebody.
For what is the array of the strongest ropes, the tallest spars and the stoutest canvas against the mighty breath of the infinite, but thistle stalks, cobwebs and gossamer?
His armour is laid upon the ground, and he stalks in front of the ranks as it were some great woolly ram ordering his ewes.
1] Here they struck into a long lane, straggling among trees and bushes very much overgrown with weeds and mullein stalks, as if but seldom used, and so completely overshadowed as to enjoy but a kind of twilight.
The frame of the house was constructed of large bamboos planted uprightly, and secured together at intervals by transverse stalks of the light wood of the habiscus, lashed with thongs of bark.
This plant climbs upon the trees without attaching itself to them; when it has reached the topmost branches, it descends perpendicularly, and as it continues to grow, extends from tree to tree, until its various stalks interlace the grove like the rigging of a ship.
He could almost have touched her with his hand when the warm, green stalks closed before his face and he disappeared like a ghost.
His corn was higher than anybody's else; the ears longer, the stalks juicier, because of his careful, intelligent cultivating.
On the feet were some old boots with blue tops, such as every man wore in this country, and the figure was raised above the stalks of corn by means of the pole stuck up its back.
The clock struck the solemn hour of one, that hour when fancy stalks outside reason, and malignant possibilities stand rock-firm as facts.
And he stalks back to his chair and sits glaring at Uncle Dick.
Chadband stalks to the table, and before taking a chair, lifts up his admonitory hand.