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Your mere puny stripling, that winced at the least flourish of the rod, was passed by with indulgence; but the claims of justice were satisfied by inflicting a double portion on some little tough wrong headed, broad-skirted Dutch urchin, who sulked and swelled and grew dogged and sullen beneath the birch.
There was the honest cockrobin, the favorite game of stripling sportsmen, with its loud querulous note; and the twittering blackbirds flying in sable clouds, and the golden- winged woodpecker with his crimson crest, his broad black gorget, and splendid plumage; and the cedar-bird, with its red tipt wings and yellow-tipt tail and its little monteiro cap of feathers; and the blue jay, that noisy coxcomb, in his gay light blue coat and white underclothes, screaming and chattering, nodding and bobbing and bowing, and pretending to be on good terms with every songster of the grove.
When a stripling, he had made one of the canoe force that attacked the sandalwood-cutter that had been even smaller than the Arangi.
And at a stately sideboard, by the wine, That fragrant smell diffused, in order stood Tall stripling youths rich-clad, of fairer hue Than Ganymed or Hylas; distant more, Under the trees now tripped, now solemn stood, Nymphs of Diana's train, and Naiades With fruits and flowers from Amalthea's horn, And ladies of the Hesperides, that seemed Fairer than feigned of old, or fabled since Of faery damsels met in forest wide By knights of Logres, or of Lyones, Lancelot, or Pelleas, or Pellenore.
The squire, a dark, slender stripling, spoke firmly and quickly, as one who was trained to swift action.
Then, indeed, the captive turned his face toward the light, and looked down on the stripling with an expression that was superior to contempt.
He could talk sagely about the world's old age, but never actually believed what he said; he was a young man still, and therefore looked upon the world--that gray-bearded and wrinkled profligate, decrepit, without being venerable--as a tender stripling, capable of being improved into all that it ought to be, but scarcely yet had shown the remotest promise of becoming.
But first he casts to change his proper shape, Which else might work him danger or delay: And now a stripling Cherube he appeers, Not of the prime, yet such as in his face Youth smil'd Celestial, and to every Limb Sutable grace diffus'd, so well he feignd; Under a Coronet his flowing haire In curles on either cheek plaid, wings he wore Of many a colourd plume sprinkl'd with Gold, His habit fit for speed succinct, and held Before his decent steps a Silver wand.
He was a comely, well-knit stripling, and as soon as he was strong enough to walk his chief delight was to go with his father into the forest.
No contractor should gain an economic advantage by paying workers below the wages and fringe benefits required on a prevailing wage contract, said Kenneth Stripling, Wage and Hour Division District Director in Birmingham.
His record, at age 101 years and 38 days, beats that of the previous holder, Canadian Andrew Goudreau, a mere stripling of 101 years and three days.
2015; McKim & Velez, 2016; Stripling & Roberts, 2012a; Stripling, Roberts, & Stephens, 2014).