peace was signed between the survivors of the war; the thunder of the guns gradually ceased, the mortars
were silent, the howitzers were muzzled for an indefinite period, the cannon, with muzzles depressed, were returned into the arsenal, the shot were repiled, all bloody reminiscences were effaced; the cotton-plants grew luxuriantly in the well-manured fields, all mourning garments were laid aside, together with grief; and the Gun Club was relegated to profound inactivity.
The hobby-horse and the pestle and mortar
were in great requisition during the time I remained in the house of Marheyo, and Kory-Kory had frequent occasion to show his skill in their use.
Those good old times are gone when a murderer could wipe the stain from his name and soothe his troubles to sleep simply by getting out his bricks and mortar
and building an addition to a church.
Little John took three steps forward, and, bending his back, heaved the stone mortar
up from where it stood deeply rooted.
To his delight he discovered that the thin blocks of hewn stone of which it was constructed were fitted in loosely without mortar
I also have a life-saving mortar
with which we might be able to throw a line over the summit of the cliffs; but this plan would necessitate one of us climbing to the top with the chances more than even that the line would cut at the summit, or the hooks at the upper end would slip.
The objects at present on the table are, a pestle and mortar
, and a saucepanful of the dry bones of animals--in plain words, the dinner for the day.
But now in one moment Anne saw herself winning the Avery scholarship, taking an Arts course at Redmond College, and graduating in a gown and mortar
board, before the echo of Josie's words had died away.
Except when old bricks and mortar
takes it into his head to do it himself, you should add, Tommy,' remarked Mr Lenville.
on them was fifty years old, and was said to be still growing harder; but this is one of those sayings which men love to repeat whether they are true or not.
A competent knowledge of history and of the belles-lettres is here absolutely necessary; and without this share of knowledge at least, to affect the character of an historian, is as vain as to endeavour at building a house without timber or mortar
, or brick or stone.
When ye run down politeness ye take the mortar
from between the bricks of the foundations of society.
up went the whole into a great blaze, away went the pestle and mortar
across the study, and back we tumbled into the passage.
Workmen in aprons, standing on scaffolds, were laying bricks, pouring mortar
out of vats, and smoothing it with trowels.
Without any endeavour to correct the literality of this opinion, Jasper surveys his companion--covered from head to foot with old mortar
, lime, and stone grit--as though he, Jasper, were getting imbued with a romantic interest in his weird life.