Another milestone was the departure of the Simpsons from Riverboro, bag and baggage, the banquet lamp being their most conspicuous posses- sion.
There was another milestone, a sad one, marking a little grave under a willow tree at Sunnybrook Farm.
Those words of Lydgate's were like a sad milestone
marking how far he had travelled from his old dreamland, in which Rosamond Vincy appeared to be that perfect piece of womanhood who would reverence her husband's mind after the fashion of an accomplished mermaid, using her comb and looking-glass and singing her song for the relaxation of his adored wisdom alone.
Only the electric light remained, a milestone
on the path of the great human adventure.
The book remains to-day a milestone
in the history and philosophy of marriage.
I thought I could see along it for many a milestone
And then they are coming right back to live at Golden Milestone.
I wonder what she'll think about the mystery of Golden Milestone," remarked Felicity.
Golden Milestone was the beautiful name the Awkward Man had given his home; and there was a mystery about it, as readers of the first volume of these chronicles will recall.
The guard had just finished an account of a desperate fight which had happened at one of the fairs between the drovers and the farmers with their whips, and the boys with cricket-bats and wickets, which arose out of a playful but objectionable practice of the boys going round to the public-houses and taking the linch-pins out of the wheels of the gigs, and was moralizing upon the way in which the Doctor, "a terrible stern man he'd heard tell," had come down upon several of the performers, "sending three on 'em off next morning in a po-shay with a parish constable," when they turned a corner and neared the milestone, the third from Rugby.
I do b'lieve, too, as that there un'd sooner break his heart than let us go by him afore next milestone.
At the second milestone the boys pulled up short, and waved their hats to the guard, who had his watch out and shouted "4.
I might as well (as the Irish say) have whistled jigs to a milestone
Then he sat down to rest by the side of the milestone
, and began to think, for the first time, where he had better go and try to live.
THE Olympic Delivery Authority set 10 milestones
to meet by the three-years-to-go mark and all have been achieved.