gourd


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Then he took the gourd again, and came forward, holding it in one hand; in the other he carried a short stick.
Dantes glanced that way as he lifted the gourd to his mouth; then paused with hand in mid-air.
So we took a hearty drink, and having emptied our water- bottles, filled them up again from the gourds that they had brought with them, and then watched them depart on their twenty miles' tramp home.
Pots of food and gourds of drink were being passed about among the audience.
She took the gourd in one hand, and rather than cause the giver pain raised it to her lips, though for the life of her she could scarce restrain the qualm of nausea that surged through her as the malodorous thing approached her nostrils.
It was Anderssen who came to her rescue, and taking the gourd from her, drank a portion himself, and then returned it to the native with a gift of blue beads.
Another time I found a dry; gourd, inside of which the seeds rattled.
We used to see Marrow-Bone filling his gourd at the drinking-place and carrying it carefully up to his cave.
Then it was that the Hairless One filled the gourd for him.
But one day some one of the women--I do not know which one--filled a gourd with black-berries and carried it to her cave.
For that matter, the one big invention of the horde, during the time I lived with it, was the use of gourds.
They bore in their girdles small gourds, coated with tallow, and several other articles of witchcraft, all of them, by-the-way, most professionally filthy.
I have three gourds which I fill with water and take back to my cave against the long nights.
I gave him directions to have several gourds of water and a lot of yams, cocoa-nuts, and sweet potatoes.
I had read of the potter's clay and wheel in Scripture, but it had never occurred to me that the pots we use were not such as had come down unbroken from those days, or grown on trees like gourds somewhere, and I was pleased to hear that so fictile an art was ever practiced in my neighborhood.