But this morning he was in a mood more becoming a man of business, and in the course of his ride along the Basset lanes, with their deep ruts,--lying so far away from a market-town that the labor of drawing produce and manure was enough to take away the best part of the profits on such poor land as that parish was made of,--he got up a due amount of irritation against Moss as a man without capital, who, if murrain and blight were abroad, was sure to have his share of them, and who, the more you tried to help him out of the mud, would sink the further in.
Moss except when he was angry, and when they were in company.
Moss, the Colonel, then a bachelor, had been liberated by the generosity of his aunt; on the second mishap, little Becky, with the greatest spirit and kindness, had borrowed a sum of money from Lord Southdown and had coaxed her husband's creditor (who was her shawl, velvet-gown, lace pocket-handkerchief, trinket, and gim-crack purveyor, indeed) to take a portion of the sum claimed and Rawdon's promissory note for the remainder: so on both these occasions the capture and release had been conducted with the utmost gallantry on all sides, and Moss and the Colonel were therefore on the very best of terms.
Moss has a tably- dy-hoty at half-past five, and a little cards or music afterwards, when we shall be most happy to see you.
Within the tiny stems of this dry-seeming plant is sufficient moisture for the needs of the huge bodies of the mighty thoats, which can exist for months without water, and for days without even the slight moisture which the ochre moss contains.
Directly behind him, as a hound at heel, came the slate-grey thoat, his white belly shadowed by his barrel, his vivid yellow feet merging into the yellow of the moss beneath them.
It was not yet dark, and in the lingering twilight he groped about among the rocks for shreds of dry moss
This roof was of ancient mud-colored straw thatch a foot thick, and was covered all over, except in a few trifling spots, with a thriving and luxurious growth of green vegetation, mainly moss
Then let me lie in the deep green moss
, And weave my little tomb, And sleep my long, unbroken sleep Till Spring's first flowers come.
I had used eight shells for lighting fires before I hit upon the device of banking the embers with wet moss
, and there remained not over a hundred shells in the box.
The argument about the white moss
rose had apparently come to an end at last.
Coming, as they did, over the soft and soundless moss
, which covers practically the entire surface of Mars with the exception of the frozen areas at the poles and the scattered cultivated districts, they might have captured me easily, but their intentions were far more sinister.
It was brown with age, weather-worn at the angles, spotted with moss
She beat the moss
down impatiently, and muttered to herself sullenly.
Goody Tiptoes was busy pushing moss
under the thatch--"The nest is so snug, we shall be sound asleep all winter.