At other times, if a female stranger came among them, three or four of her own sex would get about her, and stare, and chatter
, and grin, and smell her all over; and then turn off with gestures, that seemed to express contempt and disdain.
I will, please God," answered Sancho, and the two retiring to one side of the road set themselves to observe closely what all these moving lights might be; and very soon afterwards they made out some twenty encamisados, all on horseback, with lighted torches in their hands, the awe-inspiring aspect of whom completely extinguished the courage of Sancho, who began to chatter
with his teeth like one in the cold fit of an ague; and his heart sank and his teeth chattered
still more when they perceived distinctly that behind them there came a litter covered over with black and followed by six more mounted figures in mourning down to the very feet of their mules- for they could perceive plainly they were not horses by the easy pace at which they went.
, their laughter, their good-humoured innuendoes, above all, their flashes and flickerings of envy, revived Tess's spirits also; and, as the evening wore on, she caught the infection of their excitement, and grew almost gay.
By the time he was well they were fast friends, and it was a peculiar satisfaction to Philip that Griffiths seemed to enjoy sitting in his little parlour, wasting Philip's time with his amusing chatter
and smoking innumerable cigarettes.
Vainly Daylight staggered and stumbled and fell and crept through the snow that was wet with thaw, or across it when the night's frost still crusted it beyond the weight of a man, searching for one more squirrel, striving to achieve one more transmutation of furry leap and scolding chatter
into the lifts and tugs of a man's body that would hoist the boat over the rim of shore-ice and slide it down into the stream.
He had been suffocating in that atmosphere, while the apprentice's chatter
had driven him frantic.
Never did he fail to respond savagely to the chatter
of the squirrel he had first met on the blasted pine.
She could not help thinking, too, that it would be very pleasant to have such a friend as Gilbert to jest and chatter with and exchange ideas about books and studies and ambitions.
Jane and Josie both answered at once and the chatter drifted into a side eddy of fashions.
If I did not myself sigh before them, and chatter
with cold, and patiently LET myself be swathed in their pity!
A soft babel of feminine chatter
and laughter came from the main room.