She had no rest now till she had found out where the King guarded the reel, and then she made some little white shirts, and, as she had learnt from her witch-mother, sewed an enchantment in each of them.
You must not speak or laugh for six years, and must make in that time six shirts for us out of star-flowers.
But she sat quietly sewing at the shirts and troubling herself about nothing.
They stripped me of the shirt and cloak that I was wearing, and gave me instead the tattered old clouts in which you now see me; then, towards nightfall, they reached the tilled lands of Ithaca, and there they bound me with a strong rope fast in the ship, while they went on shore to get supper by the sea side.
If your master comes home, give me a cloak and shirt of good wear, and send me to Dulichium where I want to go; but if he does not come as I say he will, set your men on to me, and tell them to throw me from yonder precipice, as a warning to tramps not to go about the country telling lies.
The others had all got cloaks and shirts, and slept comfortably enough with their shields about their shoulders, but I had carelessly left my cloak behind me, not thinking that I should be too cold, and had gone off in nothing but my shirt and shield.
And indeed, there on their left was that same barn with the snow flying from it, and farther on the same line with the frozen washing, shirts
and trousers, which still fluttered desperately in the wind.
From all I had heard and read, I was satisfied my neighbor was a Yankee shirt, both from his curiosity and from his abrupt manner of asking questions; still I was at a loss to know the meaning of the word BOSS, my clairvoyance being totally at fault.
But all the judges are alike for that, keeping a poor shirt up sometimes until midnight, listening to cursed dull lawyers, and prosy, caviling witnesses.
Semper eadem' = the usual meaning is "ever the same" (Latin)-- presumably Cooper's talking shirt is being ironical, suggesting that that "worse and worse" is the constant condition of the press}
Dolokhov still sat in the same position, only his head was thrown further back till his curly hair touched his shirt
collar, and the hand holding the bottle was lifted higher and higher and trembled with the effort.
No more grease and dirt, mind, and a clean shirt
occasionally, or you'll get a tow over the side.
She therefore no sooner opened the door, and saw her master standing by the bedside in his shirt
, with a candle in his hand, than she started back in a most terrible fright, and might perhaps have swooned away, had he not now recollected his being undrest, and put an end to her terrors by desiring her to stay without the door till he had thrown some cloathes over his back, and was become incapable of shocking the pure eyes of Mrs Deborah Wilkins, who, though in the fifty-second year of her age, vowed she had never beheld a man without his coat.
Along during the morning I borrowed a sheet and a white shirt
off of the clothes-line; and I found an old sack and put them in it, and we went down and got the fox-fire, and put that in too.
The laborers were obviously of the household: two were young men in cotton shirts
and caps, the two others were hired laborers in homespun shirts
, one an old man, the other a young fellow.