At last, of the pan of dirt
nothing remained but his golden herd.
Isabella corroborated it: "My dearest Catherine, you cannot form an idea of the dirt
; come, you must go; you cannot refuse going now."
Tons upon tons of dirt
must have been removed, and for a long time he wondered where it had been deposited, until in following downward a tunnel of great size and length he sensed before him the thunderous rush of subterranean waters, and presently came to the bank of a great, underground river, tumbling onward, no doubt, the length of a world to the buried sea of Omean.
Every where was dirt
, and dust, and dinginess, and gloom; every where were signs of a hoary antiquity, but with nothing touching or beautiful about it; every where were those groups of fantastic pagans; overhead the gaudy mosaics and the web of lamp-ropes--nowhere was there any thing to win one's love or challenge his admiration.
This they claimed was ten ounces; but when they filled a pan of dirt
to prove the lie, they washed out twelve ounces.
And how could you think o' going to the pond, and taking your sister where there was dirt
? You know she'll do mischief if there's mischief to be done."
As for the host of labor, it has been in the dirt
since history began, and I read history aright.
You never see a speck of dirt
on a Protestant glacier.
"Come on, - I'll show you the real dirt
," Brissenden said to him, one evening in January.
And, as she stood in the doorway a moment later, her eyes taking in one by one, the murky windows, the dirty floor, the unwashed dishes, the tumbled bed, the rusty, grease bespattered stove choked with cold ashes, she told herself hotly that it was not the dirt
nor even the desperate crassness that was smothering her joy.
It was of small dimensions, with a peaked cottage roof, and not much else to be seen, the dirt
being raised five feet all around as if it were a compost heap.
The other oar was smashed off, and the raft was littered up with leaves and branches and dirt
. So she'd had a rough time.