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Iwanich put the fox's hairs with the scale and the feather, and as it was getting dark he hastened home with his horses.
and when man wanted their flesh, their skins, or their feathers, there’s the place to seek them.
Natasha wept, sitting on the blue-striped feather bed and hugging her friend.
The shaft was cut in England: A long shaft, a strong shaft, Barbed and trim and true; So we'll drink all together To the gray goose feather And the land where the gray goose flew.
Now it was plain that the lady must be a real Princess, since she had been able to feel the three little peas through the twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds.
We could find out whether they ran straight down, or were horizontal, like mole-holes; whether they had underground connections; whether the owls had nests down there, lined with feathers.
BUT as to a nest--there is no difficulty: I have a sackful of feathers in my wood- shed.
He was a man of immense stature and great square shoulders, and wore a hat covered with feathers.
And Cocky, only a few ounces in weight, less than half a pound, a tiny framework of fragile bone covered with a handful of feathers and incasing a heart that was as big in pluck as any heart on the Mary Turner, became almost immediately Michael's friend and comrade, as well as ruler.
The maids wanted to dress the children in fine costumes of woven feathers, such as all the foxes wore; but neither of them consented to that.
The ugly jackdaw, collecting all the fine feathers which had fallen from the other birds, attached them to his own body and appeared at the examination, looking very gay.
Thereupon the Constituents held an indignation meeting and passed a resolution of tar and feathers.
Something seemed to be wrong in the chicken house, and when Dorothy looked through the slats in the door she saw a group of hens and roosters huddled in one corner and watching what appeared to be a whirling ball of feathers.
The turbit has a very short and conical beak, with a line of reversed feathers down the breast; and it has the habit of continually expanding slightly the upper part of the oesophagus.
He turned sharply, and there, just above him on the branch of a tree, sat a large Parrot, busily preening his feathers.