March plodded after him with the same idle perseverance, and found him staring through a gap in giant weeds and thorns at the flat
face of a painted paling.
After that, for a week, he drove me over every morning to Corbury Flats
, and on my return in the afternoon met me again and carried me back through the icy night to Starkfield.
The general lived on the first floor or flat
of the house, as modest a lodging as his position permitted.
A fine rain now made her still more dismal; vans with the odd names of those engaged in odd industries--Sprules, Manufacturer of Saw-dust; Grabb, to whom no piece of waste paper comes amiss-- fell flat
as a bad joke; bold lovers, sheltered behind one cloak, seemed to her sordid, past their passion; the flower women, a contented company, whose talk is always worth hearing, were sodden hags; the red, yellow, and blue flowers, whose heads were pressed together, would not blaze.
Mary would have borne this one pair of eyes with comparative ease, but unfortunately there was young Cranch, who, having come all the way from the Chalky Flats
to represent his mother and watch his uncle Jonah, also felt it his duty to stay and to sit chiefly in the kitchen to give his uncle company.
Terrace rose above terrace, and the special tower of flats
they sought, rose above them all to almost Egyptian height, gilt by the level sunset.
Then Leonard entered Block B of the flats
, and turned, not upstairs, but down, into what is known to house agents as a semi-basement, and to other men as a cellar.
The address given in the advertisement was that of a flat
at Earl's Court, which cost me a cross-country journey, finishing with the District Railway and a seven minutes' walk.
The little flats
in such houses always have bells that ring like that.
Six hours later, when the shadow of Devil's Spur had crossed the river, and spread a slight coolness over the flat
beyond, the Pioneer coach, leaving the summit, began also to bathe its heated bulk in the long shadows of the descent.
obedience to thy own flat
commands, this is all thou breathest.
At such a time I found out for certain, that this bleak place overgrown with nettles was the churchyard; and that Philip Pirrip, late of this parish, and also Georgiana wife of the above, were dead and buried; and that Alexander, Bartholomew, Abraham, Tobias, and Roger, infant children of the aforesaid, were also dead and buried; and that the dark flat
wilderness beyond the churchyard, intersected with dykes and mounds and gates, with scattered cattle feeding on it, was the marshes; and that the low leaden line beyond, was the river; and that the distant savage lair from which the wind was rushing, was the sea; and that the small bundle of shivers growing afraid of it all and beginning to cry, was Pip.
And I have by me, for my comfort, two strange white flowers --shrivelled now, and brown and flat
and brittle--to witness that even when mind and strength had gone, gratitude and a mutual tenderness still lived on in the heart of man.
He was quite short and stout and had a big head, which was flat
at the top and supported by a thick neck full of wrinkles.
I went now and then to pleasant little luncheons at her flat
, and to rather more formidable tea-parties.