In the first place, he half-poisoned all his neighbours, and they in turn were always on the lookout to pounce upon any of his numerous live-stock, and drive him frantic by enticing his pet old magpie
out of his window into a neighbouring study, and making the disreputable old bird drunk on toast soaked in beer and sugar.
When we add that the weather-beaten signboard bore the half-obliterated semblance of a magpie
intently eyeing a crooked streak of brown paint, which the neighbours had been taught from infancy to consider as the 'stump,' we have said all that need be said of the exterior of the edifice.
Not least of all, Sloppy, who undertook to conduct the visitors back by the best way to the Three Magpies
, and whom the hammer-headed young man much despised.
There is an old superstition that encountering a single magpie
is regarded as a sign of bad luck.
celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday with staff, volunteers, customers and Aberdeenshire's depute provost Ron McKail.
The Blue Magpie
program was launched in February 2017 with an NT$68.6 billion (US$2.2 billion) investment to provide the Taiwan Air Force with a fleet of supersonic trainer aircraft.
finds a doorway into Near, it isn't long before she realizes that the world she's created is the perfect location to test how much power she holds and exact some revenge.
The author's fresh narrative brings Magpie
's existence in Farther (the town her family lives in) and Near to life.
In the past (obviously not Allen), the sight of a magpie
in the morning was a good thing ?
While Blue Peter had sticky-back plastic, washing-up bottles and pets like Shep and Freda the tortoise, Magpie
boasted trendy presenters, and a magpie
mascot called Murgatroyd.
In Sky Chasers i t is Magpie
, rather than Joseph Montgolfier, who observes the hanging laundry billowing in the warm air of the fire.
chick that hatched a month ago is being kept in a box and is being fed using a puppet that imitates a parent bird.
Road kills, with all the free food they provide, are believed to be another reason for the magpie
A reader from Holyhead told me this week of a vivid yellow-and-black Magpie
that she and her family saw atop the fastfood hut in the eastbound A55 lay-by at Llanddulas.