old lady


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old lady

a large noctuid moth, Mormo maura, that has drab patterned wings originally thought to resemble an elderly Victorian lady's shawl
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said the old lady, shaking her head; 'I can't hear you.
That was the fever, my dear,' said the old lady mildly.
And Karen believed all this happened on account of the red shoes, but the old lady thought they were horrible, and they were burnt.
This, the old lady carried into the house with a staid and stately air, and the old gentleman (who had a club-foot) followed close upon her.
These completed, and the two alone again, it was pleasant to see (or would have been, if there had been any one to see it, which there never was), the old lady standing to say the Lord's Prayer aloud, and her son, Minor Canon nevertheless, standing with bent head to hear it, he being within five years of forty: much as he had stood to hear the same words from the same lips when he was within five months of four.
Meanwhile I was reflecting that probably the old lady knew all about the telegrams, and even about De Griers, though little or nothing about Mlle.
But every night he says to me: "Better and better, old lady.
I collect my thoughts here for the business of the day," said the old lady mincingly.
cried the old lady, lifting her hands towards heaven.
The old lady was going south on a visit - probably to a rich relative, most probably to a son-in- law, who had sent up an escort as a mark of respect.
cried the old lady, after reading one of the notes, and clearing the mist off her glasses.
It was not until the old lady was fairly ensconced in her usual arm- chair in the drawing-room, and the preliminary embraces and inquiries had taken place between the ladies, that the conspirators thought it advisable to submit her to the operation.