I wish there was a long, long row of houses each with a corn husk mat
and a screen door in the middle, and a newspaper to throw on every one
After waiting in vain for the footman, who was accustomed to let him out, the animal wandered restlessly from one closed door to another on the ground-floor; and, returning to his mat
in great perplexity, appealed to the sleeping family with a long and melancholy howl.
I loosed the mat
and drew the dead child from the medicines, glancing round fearfully as I did so.
The mare soon after my entrance rose from her mat
, and coming up close, after having nicely observed my hands and face, gave me a most contemptuous look; and turning to the horse, I heard the word YAHOO often repeated betwixt them; the meaning of which word I could not then comprehend, although it was the first I had learned to pronounce.
We continued our course towards the Red Sea, meeting with nothing in our passage but a gelve, or kind of boat, made of thin boards, sewed together, with no other sail than a mat
The hard, narrow, wretched, rickety bed of Don Quixote stood first in the middle of this star-lit stable, and close beside it Sancho made his, which merely consisted of a rush mat
and a blanket that looked as if it was of threadbare canvas rather than of wool.
I had thought his short legs a bar to swiftness, but had he been coursing with greyhounds the latter would have appeared as though asleep on a door mat
In the dim interior they discerned the figure of a woman lying bound upon a sleeping mat
The cellar, indeed, was filled with crazy lumber, mostly dating from the times of the surgeon who was Jekyll's predecessor; but even as they opened the door they were advertised of the uselessness of further search, by the fall of a perfect mat
of cobweb which had for years sealed up the entrance.
The boards of this prison were concealed under a thick mat
, which deadened the noise of the feet.
And Dantes, happy to escape the history and explanation which would be sure to confirm his belief in his friend's mental instability, glided like a snake along the narrow passage; while Faria, restored by his alarm to a certain amount of activity, pushed the stone into place with his foot, and covered it with a mat
in order the more effectually to avoid discovery.
Thus, my darling, do such fellows rate me lower than the mat
on which they wipe their boots