Their parents stuffed the empty sack
with three rotten vegetable marrows, an old blacking-brush and two decayed turnips.
The door opened, and a dim light reached Dantes' eyes through the coarse sack
that covered him; he saw two shadows approach his bed, a third remaining at the door with a torch in its hand.
On this the men fell to talking among themselves, and said I was bringing back gold and silver in the sack
that Aeolus had given me.
Would, by Father Jove, Minerva, and Apollo, that I had among them ten more such councillors, for the city of King Priam would then soon fall beneath our hands, and we should sack
Dear little Hans,' said the Miller, 'would you mind carrying this sack
of flour for me to market?
He saw a great venison pasty and two roasted capons, beside which was a platter of plover's eggs; moreover, there was a flask of sack
and one of canary--a sweet sight to a hungry man.
I'm going to do two things: first, weigh my sack
; and second, bet it that after you-all have lifted clean from the floor all the sacks
of flour you-all are able, I'll put on two more sacks
and lift the whole caboodle clean.
Yes," said the Horse; "if any remains out of what I am now eating I will give it you for the sake of my own superior dignity, and if you will come when I reach my own stall in the evening, I will give you a little sack
full of barley.
I made an estimate of the sack
, and I - ah - should say it weighed about twenty pounds.
Then he thrust him into a sack
, and thus carried him home to his cottage.
The "Epigoni" (ascribed to Antimachus of Teos) recounted the expedition of the `After-Born' against Thebes, and the sack
of the city.
Her mother first perceived the alteration in the shape of Molly; and in order to hide it from her neighbours, she foolishly clothed her in that sack
which Sophia had sent her; though, indeed, that young lady had little apprehension that the poor woman would have been weak enough to let any of her daughters wear it in that form.