The pack flew off the barge
in every direction, and, after gambols, dug like terriers at Abu Hussein's many earths.
Well, she was the daughter of Guybertant, minstrel of the barges
at Reims, the same who had played before King Charles VII.
Long stood Sir Bedivere thinking of all that had come and gone, watching the barge
as it glided silently away, and listening to the wailing voices,
In a very few moments it was necessary for Elaine to scramble to her feet, pick up her cloth of gold coverlet and pall of blackest samite and gaze blankly at a big crack in the bottom of her barge
through which the water was literally pouring.
By the fourth day, the hundred boats had increased to three hundred, and the two thousand argonauts on board knew that the great gale heralded the freeze-up of Le Barge
All the livelong day the search went on; upon the river, with barge
and pole, and drag and net; upon the muddy and rushy shore, with jack-boots, hatchet, spade, rope, dogs, and all imaginable appliances.
But our patron, warned by this disaster, resolved to take more care of himself for the future; and having lying by him the longboat of our English ship that he had taken, he resolved he would not go a- fishing any more without a compass and some provision; so he ordered the carpenter of his ship, who also was an English slave, to build a little state-room, or cabin, in the middle of the long- boat, like that of a barge
, with a place to stand behind it to steer, and haul home the main-sheet; the room before for a hand or two to stand and work the sails.
Then, in order as the eye descends towards the water, are the sides, and doors, and windows of the state- rooms, jumbled as oddly together as though they formed a small street, built by the varying tastes of a dozen men: the whole is supported on beams and pillars resting on a dirty barge
, but a few inches above the water's edge: and in the narrow space between this upper structure and this barge
's deck, are the furnace fires and machinery, open at the sides to every wind that blows, and every storm of rain it drives along its path.
At every mooring-chain and rope, at every stationery boat or barge
that split the current into a broad- arrowhead, at the offsets from the piers of Southwark Bridge, at the paddles of the river steamboats as they beat the filthy water, at the floating logs of timber lashed together lying off certain wharves, his shining eyes darted a hungry look.
You see, I'n been with a barge
this two 'ear; that's how I'n been gettin' my livin',--if it wasn't when I was tentin' the furnace, between whiles, at Torry's mill.
Towards noon whales were raised; but so soon as the ship sailed down to them, they turned and fled with swift precipitancy; a disordered flight, as of Cleopatra's barges
A wide stream flowed through the garden, and on it floated richly ornamented barges
and gondolas filled with people dressed in the most elegant manner and covered with jewels.
I call to mind a winter landscape in Amsterdam - a flat foreground of waste land, with here and there stacks of timber, like the huts of a camp of some very miserable tribe; the long stretch of the Handelskade; cold, stone-faced quays, with the snow-sprinkled ground and the hard, frozen water of the canal, in which were set ships one behind another with their frosty mooring-ropes hanging slack and their decks idle and deserted, because, as the master stevedore (a gentle, pale person, with a few golden hairs on his chin and a reddened nose) informed me, their cargoes were frozen-in up-country on barges
At the moment he reached the little port of Pirial, five large barges
, laden with stone, were leaving it.
Fog creeping into the cabooses of collier-brigs; fog lying out on the yards and hovering in the rigging of great ships; fog drooping on the gunwales of barges
and small boats.