It seems like profanation to laugh and jest and bandy
the frivolous chat of our day amid its hoary relics.
We cannot bandy
words with Nature, or deal with her as we deal with persons.
The children of the town steal round to watch them, wondering; and brawny country wenches, laughing, draw near to bandy
ale- house jest and jibe with the swaggering troopers, so unlike the village swains, who, now despised, stand apart behind, with vacant grins upon their broad, peering faces.
The greatest ass in the medical profession (he informed me) has just been made a baronet; and his admiring friends have decided that he is to be painted at full length, with his bandy
legs hidden under a gown, and his great globular eyes staring at the spectator--I'll get you the job.
The mother had gradually arisen to that degree of fame that she could bandy
words with her acquaintances among the police- justices.
Colonel Van Gilbert remained silent, a sullen, superior expression on his face, such as will appear on the face of a man who will not bandy
words with a ruffian.
At the touch of his hand it sounded marvellously; and, as he tried it, the god sang sweet random snatches, even as youths bandy
taunts at festivals.
So these are some of the stories they invent about us, and bandy
from mouth to mouth
A black servant, who reposed on the box beside the fat coachman, uncurled his bandy legs as soon as the equipage drew up opposite Miss Pinkerton's shining brass plate, and as he pulled the bell at least a score of young heads were seen peering out of the narrow windows of the stately old brick house.
Sambo of the bandy legs slammed the carriage door on his young weeping mistress.
I have not come to bandy
pleasant speeches, or hollow professions.
He was sixty if a day; a little man, with a broad, not very straight back, with bowed shoul- ders and one leg more bandy
than the other, he had that queer twisted-about appearance you see so often in men who work in the fields.
White Mason was a quiet, comfortable-looking person in a loose tweed suit, with a clean-shaved, ruddy face, a stoutish body, and powerful bandy
legs adorned with gaiters, looking like a small farmer, a retired gamekeeper, or anything upon earth except a very favourable specimen of the provincial criminal officer.
These were no other than four very dismal dogs, who came pattering in one after the other, headed by an old bandy
dog of particularly mournful aspect, who, stopping when the last of his followers had got as far as the door, erected himself upon his hind legs and looked round at his companions, who immediately stood upon their hind legs, in a grave and melancholy row.
often found sanctuary with older people, whom she felt were more understanding of her situation.