Why he had to go he did not know; but after his after-dinner nap he gave orders to saddle Mars, an extremely vicious gray stallion that had not been ridden for a long time, and when he returned with the horse all in a lather
, he informed Lavrushka
He rose once to the surface in a lather
of foam and blood and then sank again for good.
Mariette turned back to Penelope in a lather, and looked at Jacquelin as if she would say, "Mademoiselle has put her hand on a husband THIS time.
The town was already topsy-turvy in mind, as a consequence of the five extraordinary circumstances which accompanied Mademoiselle Cormon's return; to wit, the pouring rain; Penelope at a gallop, in a lather, and blown; the early hour; the parcels half-packed; and the singular air of the excited old maid.
Meanwhile the mares of Neleus, all in a lather
with sweat, were bearing Nestor out of the fight, and with him Machaon shepherd of his people.
A berg that seemed ready to carry the world before it would ground helplessly in deep water, reel over, and wallow in a lather
of foam and mud and flying frozen spray, while a much smaller and lower one would rip and ride into the flat floe, flinging tons of ice on either side, and cutting a track half a mile long before it was stopped.
Jessica Simpson, who claimed to be a virgin on her wedding night, got herself in a lather
cleaning the General Lee in the video for the film Dukes of Hazzard, in which she stars as Daisy.