He went to the hay fields and examined the stacks
. The haystacks could not possibly contain fifty wagon-loads each, and to convict the peasants Levin ordered the wagons that had carried the hay to be brought up directly, to lift one stack
, and carry it into the barn.
Close under the eaves of the stack, and as yet barely visible, was the red tyrant that the women had come to serve--a timber-framed construction, with straps and wheels appertaining--the threshing-machine which, whilst it was going, kept up a despotic demand upon the endurance of their muscles and nerves.
The work sped on till breakfast time, when the thresher was stopped for half an hour; and on starting again after the meal the whole supplementary strength of the farm was thrown into the labour of constructing the straw-rick, which began to grow beside the stack of corn.
It occurred to the good-natured Marian that, as Tess was so tired, her discovery of her visitor's presence might have the bad effect of taking away her appetite; and Marian was thinking of inducing Tess to descend by a ladder on the further side of the stack when the gentleman came forward and looked up.
When we got up-stairs everybody gethered around the table, and the king he counted it and stacked
it up, three hundred dollars in a pile -- twenty elegant little piles.
There is nothing about Tabor (except we concede that it was the scene of the Transfiguration,) but some gray old ruins, stacked
up there in all ages of the world from the days of stout Gideon and parties that flourished thirty centuries ago to the fresh yesterday of Crusading times.
In another second it had lifted a bar of white aluminium into sight, untarnished as yet, and shining dazzlingly, and deposited it in a growing stack
of bars that stood at the side of the pit.
Taken altogether, my farm will stack
up with any in the neighborhood."
It was he who stacked
the universal card-deck of existence.
"I reckon I can take my affydavy on a stack
of Bibles that the dog just up an' followed me," he grinned in Michael's ear.
/ AFP / Andy Buchanan 16 / 22 A person takes a photograph of stacks
in the European Stone Stacking Championships 2019 in Dunbar, Scotland, on April 21, 2019.