With a democracy it quarrels with the nobles, and destroys them both publicly and privately, or drives them into banishment, as rivals and an impediment to the government; hence naturally arise conspiracies both amongst those who desire to govern and those who desire not to be slaves; hence arose Periander's advice to Thrasybulus to take off the tallest stalks
, hinting thereby, that it was necessary to make away with the eminent citizens.
They swept along above cultivated fields of tobacco, maize, and barley, at full maturity, and here and there immense rice-fields, full of straight stalks
and purple blossoms.
In half an hour we had a fire made of dry melon stalks
, and he was toasting over it, and we made such a feed as we had not tasted for a week.
In thousands of small gardens, millions of dark-red flowers were blooming, until the old ladies who had tended them so carefully came down the paths with their scissors, snipped through their juicy stalks
, and laid them upon cold stone ledges in the village church.
And when he was supposed to be working in the corn-fields, and the tall stalks
hid him from Mombi's view, Tip would often dig in the gopher holes, or if the mood seized him -- lie upon his back between the rows of corn and take a nap.
But the dark patch was not stationary, it kept moving; and it was not a village but some tall stalks
of wormwood sticking up through the snow on the boundary between two fields, and desperately tossing about under the pressure of the wind which beat it all to one side and whistled through it.
The hay which we shall purchase for our horses this evening - I shall expect to find the stalks
about fifty feet long.
The mountain is steep, extremely rugged, and broken, and so entirely destitute of trees, and even bushes, that we actually could not make a skewer to stretch out our meat over the fire of thistle- stalks
It was a little before the great rains just now mentioned that I threw this stuff away, taking no notice, and not so much as remembering that I had thrown anything there, when, about a month after, or thereabouts, I saw some few stalks
of something green shooting out of the ground, which I fancied might be some plant I had not seen; but I was surprised, and perfectly astonished, when, after a little longer time, I saw about ten or twelve ears come out, which were perfect green barley, of the same kind as our European - nay, as our English barley.
Then the eldest brother replied, 'The corn has all been cut, but it has not yet been put into barns; let the knave collect all the grain in the kingdom into one big heap before to-morrow night, and if as much as a stalk
of corn is left let him be put to death.
His rod was a tough stalk
of grass, his line was a fine long white horse-hair, and he tied a little wriggling worm at the end.
Of course," said the priest, "when a grown up girl is really picking flowers, she picks them with plenty of stalk
The shop for little garments seems very alarming when you reach the door; a man abruptly become a parent, and thus lost to a finer sense of the proprieties, may be able to stalk
in unprotected, but apparently I could not.
Grim beasts would stalk
him, as they had stalked
him in the past, and never would there be a moment, by savage day or by cruel night, that he might not have instant need of such crude weapons as he could fashion from the materials at hand.
Tarzan wondered if he would stalk
him to his cabin door.