After dinner we sat round the dining-room fire the drawing-room might have been under the Shadow for aught we knew talking with the intimacy of gipsies by the wayside, or of wounded comparing
notes after a skirmish.
One could see at a glance what each had bought; and if there were any doubt it needed only to watch the wives comparing
, brown arm against brown arm, the newly purchased dull glass bracelets that come from the North-West.
He was fond of comparing
himself to Mahomet's coffin, attracted in two different directions by two loadstones, and hesitating eternally between the heights and the depths, between the vault and the pavement, between fall and ascent, between zenith and nadir.
Rather should you be giving thanks that it is not you I am comparing
Two Footpads sat at their grog in a roadside resort, comparing
the evening's adventures.