I wish there was a long, long row of houses each with a corn husk
mat and a screen door in the middle, and a newspaper to throw on every one
The older travellers, being tired, went to "bye low" at the same time, and slept like tops in home-spun sheets, on husk
mattresses made by Mother Atkinson, who seemed to have put some soothing powder among them, so deep and sweet was the slumber that came.
They glowed out of its quiet and grayness like the throbbing, blood-red thoughts of a vivid soul imprisoned in a dull husk
The crab begins by tearing the husk
, fibre by fibre, and always from that end under which the three eye-holes are situated; when this is completed, the crab commences hammering with its heavy claws on one of the eye-holes till an opening is made.
I will not be mocked with the empty husk
of conjugal endearments, when you have given the substance to another
Bashfulness and apathy are a tough husk
in which a delicate organization is protected from premature ripening.
Of a fiddle, however, the only trace on board was the case, its empty husk
as it were; but of the two last freights the ship had indubitably earned of late, there were not even the husks
In sooth, it is Riderhood and no other, or it is the outer husk
and shell of Riderhood and no other, that is borne into Miss Abbey's first-floor bedroom.
They are for unhappy people, like me, who must learn to distil by learned patience the aurum potabile from the husks
of life, the peace which happier mortals find lying like manna each morn upon the meadows.
These I heated before the fire, as well as I could, and rubbed them till the husks
came off, which I made a shift to winnow from the grain.
He pulled down a handful of prickly husks
and went on eating the contents.
It is when in this condition that he strips away the husks
of life's healthiest illusions and gravely considers the iron collar of necessity welded about the neck of his soul.