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.
My captain, you must have ere this perceived, respected sir --said the imperturbable godly-looking Bunger, slightly bowing
to Ahab -- is apt to be facetious at times; he spins us many clever things of that sort.
His body shakes and throbs like a runaway steam engine, and the ear cannot follow the flying showers of notes--there is a pale blue mist where you look to see his bowing
I beg pardon, ma'am," said Haley, bowing
slightly, with a still lowering brow; "but still I say, as I said before, this yer's a sing'lar report.
He was now doing what he had been doing every day for twenty years up there -- bowing
his body ceaselessly and rapidly almost to his feet.
As the barkeeper climbed along up, bowing
and smiling to everybody, and at last got to the platform, these tents were jerked up aloft all of a sudden, and we saw four noble thrones of gold, all caked with jewels, and in the two middle ones sat old white-whiskered men, and in the two others a couple of the most glorious and gaudy giants, with platter halos and beautiful armor.
About the time that Wilson was bowing
the committee out, Pembroke Howard was entering the next house to report.