A long stranger recognized his ulster as soon as he saw the tail of it following me in, but nobody claimed my shirt or my drawers
, though I described them as well as I was able.
Bessie had now finished dusting and tidying the room, and having washed her hands, she opened a certain little drawer
, full of splendid shreds of silk and satin, and began making a new bonnet for Georgiana's doll.
Your money came out of, or went into, wormy old wooden drawers
, particles of which flew up your nose and down your throat when they were opened and shut.
And what's his name, who was put down in his drawers
, asleep, at the Gate of Damascus; don't you see him.
Sometimes I fancied that Peggotty perhaps objected to my mother's wearing all the pretty dresses she had in her drawers
, or to her going so often to visit at that neighbour's; but I couldn't, to my satisfaction, make out how it was.
It appeared to me that he must be a very happy man indeed, to have so many little drawers
in his shop; and I wondered when I peeped into one or two on the lower tiers, and saw the tied-up brown paper packets inside, whether the flower-seeds and bulbs ever wanted of a fine day to break out of those jails, and bloom.
The meaner sort of people here dress themselves very plain; they only wear drawers
, and a thick garment of cotton, that covers the rest of their bodies: the people of quality, especially those that frequent the court, run into the contrary extreme, and ruin themselves with costly habits.
One day, when we least expected so great a change, our mistress came in person, searched several chests, trunks and drawers
, and finally discovered us where she had laid us, with her own hands, near four months before.
Even now an auctioneer could say something for it: it had a great deal of tarnished gilding about it; it had a firm mahogany base, well supplied with drawers
, which opened with a decided jerk and sent the contents leaping out from the farthest corners, without giving you the trouble of reaching them; above all, it had a brass candle-socket on each side, which would give it an aristocratic air to the very last.
Again, therefore, she applied herself to the key, and after moving it in every possible way for some instants with the determined celerity of hope's last effort, the door suddenly yielded to her hand: her heart leaped with exultation at such a victory, and having thrown open each folding door, the second being secured only by bolts of less wonderful construction than the lock, though in that her eye could not discern anything unusual, a double range of small drawers
appeared in view, with some larger drawers
above and below them; and in the centre, a small door, closed also with a lock and key, secured in all probability a cavity of importance.
I always determine - when thinking over the matter in London - that I'll get up early every morning, and go and have a dip before breakfast, and I religiously pack up a pair of drawers
and a bath towel.
There was nothing but pickled vermin, and drawers
full of blue-bottles and moths, with no carpet on the floor.
There was another light in the room now, a thousand times brighter than the night-lights, and in the time we have taken to say this, it had been in all the drawers
in the nursery, looking for Peter's shadow, rummaged the wardrobe and turned every pocket inside out.
Nothing here, in the drawers
, but tradesmen's receipts, materials for knitting, and old photographs.
beneath contained nothing but cards, and the usual counters and markers.