sulky


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sulky

a light two-wheeled vehicle for one person, usually drawn by one horse
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"Eighteen months later--that is to say, on the 15th of February, 1837--he sold the sulky and bought a saddle--said horseback-riding was what the doctor had always recommended HIM to take, and dog'd if he wanted to risk HIS neck going over those mountain roads on wheels in the dead of winter, not if he knew himself.
Ask my son some question on the way any subject you like!" And the sulky boy was violently shoved forwards, to walk at the Baron's side.
'As to me,' said Tom, tumbling his hair all manner of ways with his sulky hands, 'I am a Donkey, that's what I am.
Fortunately at this sulky juncture, tea, was brought in, and I fell to upon some bread and butter and cold beef directly.
But his disappointment made him a little sulky. He sat in silence, and when spoken to answered in monosyllables.
The disdain of Juno and the sulky fits of temper of Jupiter could not resist this excess of kindly feeling and polite attention.
She seemed to be trying whether any of them would get angry or sulky with her; but the serfs fulfilled no one's orders so readily as they did hers.
"It is here now, and Julie is sulky. She will have red eyes and she is not gay!
The invariable ending, for Simon Nishikanta, would be what sailors name "the sea-grouch." For hours afterward the sulky Jew would speak to no one nor acknowledge speech from any one.
Josie Pye is sulky because she didn't get the part she wanted in the dialogue.
This is Grimsby's scrawl - only three lines, the sulky dog!
"Oh, he's a queer fellow," said Tom, curtly, "and he's as sulky as can be with me, because I told him his father was a rogue.