She did it so quickly that the poor little juror (it was Bill, the Lizard) could not make out at all what had become of it; so, after hunting all about for it, he was obliged to write with one finger for the rest of the day; and this was of very little use, as it left no mark on the slate
I ventured further, till I could overlook the lawns: they lay like clean slates
in the starlight: there was no sign of living thing nearer than the house, which was still lit up, but quiet enough now.
Four almost contiguous Hôtels, Jouy, Sens, Barbeau, the house of the Queen, mirrored their slate
peaks, broken with slender turrets, in the Seine.
She had sometimes taken pupils in a peripatetic fashion, making them follow her about in the kitchen with their book or slate
You may laugh if you want to, Miss Rose, I know my things are queer, and that's why I hide 'em; but I don't mind since you've found me out, and I ain't a bit ashamed except of being so backward at my age," said Phebe humbly, though her cheeks grew redder as she washed out some crooked capitals with a tear or two not yet dried upon the slate
Phillips said my spelling was disgraceful and he held up my slate
so that everybody could see it, all marked over.
returned Amy, washing out the sum that was all wrong with the tears that had fallen on her slate
All around, there were monuments carved with armorial bearings; and on this simple slab of slate
-- as the curious investigator may still discern, and perplex himself with the purport -- there appeared the semblance of an engraved escutcheon.
Owing to a confident reliance upon other means of determining the vessel's place, some merchantmen, and many whalemen, especially when cruising, wholly neglect to heave the log; though at the same time, and frequently more for form's sake than anything else, regularly putting down upon the customary slate
the course steered by the ship, as well as the presumed average rate of progression every hour.
Tom scrawled on his slate
, "Please take it -- I got more.
One afternoon (I had then been three weeks at Lowood), as I was sitting with a slate
in my hand, puzzling over a sum in long division, my eyes, raised in abstraction to the window, caught sight of a figure just passing: I recognised almost instinctively that gaunt outline; and when, two minutes after, all the school, teachers included, rose en masse, it was not necessary for me to look up in order to ascertain whose entrance they thus greeted.
One night, I was sitting in the chimney-corner with my slate
, expending great efforts on the production of a letter to Joe.
Like its master, it was entirely devoid of hair, but was of a dark slate
color and exceeding smooth and glossy.
gravestone would suit me as well as a marble one--with just my name and age, and a verse of a hymn, and something to let people know that I lived an honest man and died a Christian.
Not contented with tearing off all the wainscot and hangings, and splitting the doors to pieces, they beat down the partition walls; and although that alone cost them near two hours, they cut down the cupola or lanthorn, and they began to take the slate
and boards from the roof, and were prevented only by the approaching daylight from a total demolition of the building.