A table, somewhat rheumatic in its limbs, was drawn out in front of the fire, and covered with a cloth, displaying cups and saucers of a decidedly brilliant pattern, with other symptoms of an approaching meal
So I went and got the bag of meal
and my old saw out of the canoe, and fetched them to the house.
For surely woman never shows to better advantage than in the dainty exercises of a dainty repast, and there is nothing more thrilling to man than a meal
alone with a woman he loves or is about to love.
One of these seats was at present occupied by Cedric the Saxon, who, though but in rank a thane, or, as the Normans called him, a Franklin, felt, at the delay of his evening meal
, an irritable impatience, which might have become an alderman, whether of ancient or of modern times.
are certainly not dead, and get their three meals
every day, but they are so sad that they cannot last much longer.
Piperson consulted an almanac, and felt Pigling's ribs; it was too late in the season for curing bacon, and he grudged his meal
Howls of pain might have gone up from the sufferers, but they had too much meal
in their throats for that.
Presently our meal
came to an end; the misshapen monster with the pointed ears cleared the remains away, and Montgomery left me alone in the room again.
His wife ordered a richer and more delicate meal
than usual, and the landlady herself cooked it, for at heart she is not a bad woman.
Now and then there was a scanty meal
of fish or wild-fowl, occasionally an antelope; but frequently the cravings of hunger had to be appeased with roots, or the flesh of wolves and muskrats.
On these steps, by-the-by, I have not unfrequently seen Madame Pelet seated with a trencher on her knee, engaged in the threefold employment of eating her dinner, gossiping with her favourite servant, the housemaid, and scolding her antagonist, the cook; she never dined, and seldom indeed took any meal
with her son; and as to showing her face at the boys' table, that was quite out of the question.
After the morning meal
was concluded, pipes were lighted; and among them my own especial pipe, a present from the noble Mehevi.
Above all, there ought to be brought store of biscuit, oat-meal
, flour, meal
, and the like, in the beginning, till bread may be had.
So she thought a while; and at last remembered that there was a sack of fine meal
bought at the last fair, and that if she sprinkled this over the floor it would suck up the ale nicely.
The early mornings were still sufficiently cool to render a fire acceptable in the large room wherein they breakfasted; and, by Mrs Crick's orders, who held that he was too genteel to mess at their table, it was Angel Clare's custom to sit in the yawning chimney-corner during the meal
, his cup-and-saucer and plate being placed on a hinged flap at his elbow.