As the enraptured Ichabod fancied all this, and as he rolled his great green eyes over the fat meadow lands, the rich fields of wheat, of rye, of buckwheat, and Indian corn, and the orchards burdened with ruddy
fruit, which surrounded the warm tenement of Van Tassel, his heart yearned after the damsel who was to inherit these domains, and his imagination expanded with the idea, how they might be readily turned into cash, and the money invested in immense tracts of wild land, and shingle palaces in the wilderness.
However, having studied for an interval, with a fist on either knee, and a cloud of meditation over her ruddy
countenance, she ejaculated -
When he came he was ruddy
with running and his funny face looked more twinkling than usual.
The city clocks had only just gone three, but it was quite dark already -- it had not been light all day -- and candles were flaring in the windows of the neighbouring offices, like ruddy
smears upon the palpable brown air.
It was sufficiently late in the year for the orchards to be ruddy
with ripe apples; and in a few places the hop-pickers were already at work.
Crackenthorp herself, the summit of whose perpendicular feather was on a level with the Squire's shoulder--luring fair lasses complacently conscious of very short waists and skirts blameless of front-folds--luring burly fathers in large variegated waistcoats, and ruddy
sons, for the most part shy and sheepish, in short nether garments and very long coat-tails.
The door was opened by a comely young woman, with ruddy
cheeks and a bright kind eye that promised conversation.
She op'nd, but to shut Excel'd her power; the Gates wide op'n stood, That with extended wings a Bannerd Host Under spread Ensigns marching might pass through With Horse and Chariots rankt in loose array; So wide they stood, and like a Furnace mouth Cast forth redounding smoak and ruddy
And as in beauty she surpass'd the choir, So nobler than the rest was her attire; A crown of ruddy
gold enclosed her brow, Plain without pomp, and rich without a show; A branch of Agnus Castus in her hand, She bore aloft her symbol of command.
At last they went up slowly, in the order, though not at all in the manner, of their flying descent; followed Miss Wilson into the class-room; and stood in a row before her, illumined through three western windows with a glow of ruddy
Vail, a rugged, ruddy
, white-haired man, was superintending the building of a big barn in northern Vermont.
Thus saying he strode merrily forward to the edge of the wood, and paused there a moment, his agile form erect, his brown locks flowing and his brown eyes watching the road; and a goodly sight he made, as the wind blew the ruddy
color into his cheeks.
Then I saw, without understanding, the cause of my phantom,-- a ruddy
glow that came and danced and went upon the wall opposite.
Nothing was burning on the hillside, though from the common there still came a red glare and a rolling tumult of ruddy
smoke beating up against the drench- ing hail.
It flamed high upward, and threw a ruddy
light over the front of the Town House, on which was displayed a carved representation of the royal arms.