Fishiest of all fishy places was the Try Pots
, which well deserved its name; for the pots
there were always boiling chowders.
The blue- bottles buzzed about the wall, and a little old mouse picked over the rubbish among the jam pots
However, as the sun baked these two very dry and hard, I lifted them very gently up, and set them down again in two great wicker baskets, which I had made on purpose for them, that they might not break; and as between the pot
and the basket there was a little room to spare, I stuffed it full of the rice and barley straw; and these two pots
being to stand always dry I thought would hold my dry corn, and perhaps the meal, when the corn was bruised.
Lotty reported that they had eaten "a much, and greatly laughed, and the master bid her throw away all the sweet stuff, and hide the pots
"I don't know of what sort I am," returned Sancho, "but I know very well I'll never get such elegant skimmings off Basilio's pots
as these I have got off Camacho's;" and he showed him the bucketful of geese and hens, and seizing one began to eat with great gaiety and appetite, saying, "A fig for the accomplishments of Basilio!
Micawber, setting down her tin pot
, 'that it is a member of my family!'
I am again asked to be godmother, and, as the child has a white ring round its neck, I cannot refuse.' The good mouse consented, but the cat crept behind the town walls to the church, and devoured half the pot
She went straight to the church, slunk to the little pot
of fat, began to lick it, and licked the top off.
was boiling the whole evening, and the whole of the following day.
A common thief would have taken the pot
under his arm, and carried it off.
"Once upon a time an old man found the pot
of gold at the rainbow's end.
While employed in polishing them --one man in each pot
, side by side --many confidential communications are carried on, over the iron lips.