I had been discomposed enough before; but I was so much the more discomposed by this unexpected behaviour, that I was on the point of slinking off, to think how I had best proceed, when there came out of the house a lady with her handkerchief tied over her cap, and a pair
of gardening gloves on her hands, wearing a gardening pocket like a toll-man's apron, and carrying a great knife.
Run home this moment, and fetch me a pair
of gloves and a fan
And some is twisted into cables by means of a dozen whirling drums--a dizzying sight, as each pair
of drums revolve in opposite directions.
of opposites which are contraries are not in any way interdependent, but are contrary the one to the other.
The fire being lit, the hearth swept, and a small kettle of a very antique pattern, such as I thought I remembered to have seen in old farmhouses in England, placed over the now ruddy flame, Frances' hands were washed, and her apron removed in an instant then she opened a cupboard, and took out a tea-tray, on which she had soon arranged a china tea-equipage, whose pattern, shape, and size, denoted a remote antiquity; a little, old-fashioned silver spoon was deposited in each saucer; and a pair
of silver tongs, equally old-fashioned, were laid on the sugar-basin; from the cupboard, too, was produced a tidy silver cream-ewer, not larger then an egg-shell.
Since they were in pairs
, and the other of the Fork was mad and sang foolishly, we waited for some heathen to do what was needful.
He seemed to have two pairs
of hands and a head of cast-iron, for, not content with blowing through a big conch-shell, he must needs stand up to it, swaying with the sway of the flat-bottomed dory, and send a grinding, thuttering shriek through the fog.
Two brides, elaborately dressed in white, with ribbons, laces, and pearls, and crowned with orange-blossoms whose satiny petals nodded beneath their veils, were surrounded by joyous families, and accompanied by their mothers, to whom they looked up, now and then, with eyes that were content and timid both; the faces of all the rest reflected happiness, and seemed to be invoking blessings on the youthful pairs
The same day a customer came in, and the shoes suited him so well that he willingly paid a price higher than usual for them; and the poor shoemaker, with the money, bought leather enough to make two pairs
As I was almost upon it the thing retreated before me, but a sound from behind caused me to wheel in time to see three pairs
of eyes rushing at me from the rear.
And there, in the focus of a million pairs
of convergent eyes, the Ambitious Person sat him down between the sun and moon and murmured sadly to his own soul:
When you look after three pairs
of twins you naturally get a lot of experience.
She was now working with fourteen pairs
at once, and Alice couldn't help looking at her in great astonishment.
Just wait, that's all, an' you'll be fool enough to get married some day, like me, an' then you'll get yours--an' it'll be brats, an' brats, an' brats, an' no more dancin', an' silk stockin's, an' three pairs
of shoes at one time.
There was the flash of a red shirt vanishing in an adjacent doorway; the fading apparition of a pair
of high boots and blue overalls in another; the abrupt withdrawal of a curly blond head from a sashless window over the way.