After looking doubtfully at it, two or three times, as if to be sure that it was really there, he laid down his work, put his hand to his neck, and took off a blackened string with a scrap
of folded rag attached to it.
It was littered with scraps
of carrot, shreds of green stuff, and indescribable filth.
The afternoon papers puffed scraps
of news under big headlines.
I couldn't respect such a bundle of scraps
under any circumstances.
But what all England did not know De Vac had gleaned from scraps
of conversation dropped in the armory: that Henry was even now negotiating with the leaders of foreign mercenaries, and with Louis IX of France, for a sufficient force of knights and menat-arms to wage a relentless war upon his own barons that he might effectively put a stop to all future interference by them with the royal prerogative of the Plantagenets to misrule England.
Jackson promised to knock Ah Moy's block off if he did not feed the puppy well, while Sigurd Halvorsen, in the forecastle, did his best to knock off Henrik Gjertsen's block when the latter was guilty of kicking Scraps
out of his way.
To fill up a work with these scraps
may, indeed, be considered as a downright cheat on the learned world, who are by such means imposed upon to buy a second time, in fragments and by retail, what they have already in gross, if not in their memories, upon their shelves; and it is still more cruel upon the illiterate, who are drawn in to pay for what is of no manner of use to them.
If ever you should have any scraps
for the Bete du Bon Dieu--?
Sometimes, I make them of scraps
of oak, that turn up here and there; sometimes of bits of coffins which the vaults have long preserved.
As she gave a dainty scrap
or two to the doggie, she talked intimately to him about Etienne and Raoul.
When he did awake he felt very hungry and turned to eat his bread, but his brothers cried out, 'You ate your loaf in your sleep, you glutton, and you may starve as long as you like, but you won't get a scrap