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like shelling peas

Especially easy or intuitive. I was worried that the chemistry class would be too hard, but it was like shelling peas in the end.
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From all these mute signs and tokens of her presence, he naturally glanced at Barbara herself, who sat as mute as they, shelling peas into a dish; and just when Kit was looking at her eyelashes and wondering--quite in the simplicity of his heart-- what colour her eyes might be, it perversely happened that Barbara raised her head a little to look at him, when both pair of eyes were hastily withdrawn, and Kit leant over his plate, and Barbara over her pea-shells, each in extreme confusion at having been detected by the other.
Tiare, when I told her this story, praised my prudence, and for a few minutes we worked in silence, for we were shelling peas.
We boys were all shelling peas, but the story, as it went on, rapt us from the poor employ, and whatever our fingers were doing, our spirits were away in that strange land of adventures and mishaps, where the fevered life of the knight truly without fear and without reproach burned itself out.
Anne," she said to that small personage, who was shelling peas by the spotless table and singing, "Nelly of the Hazel Dell" with a vigor and expression that did credit to Diana's teaching, "did you see anything of my amethyst brooch?
Yet, ere the last string had twanged, he would be down on his four bones among the stricken, and have them all houseled and shriven, as quick as shelling peas.
Seated around her were various members of that rising race with which a Southern household abounds, engaged in shelling peas, peeling potatoes, picking pin-feathers out of fowls, and other preparatory arrangements,--Dinah every once in a while interrupting her meditations to give a poke, or a rap on the head, to some of the young operators, with the pudding-stick that lay by her side.
Shelling peas was a favourite occupation for we children who knew that any pod containing nine was lucky and the contents could be eaten there and then.
Start snap, snow, or shelling peas from seed early this month.
Like shelling peas occupied the afternoons of summertime, cracking out nuts in a large lap pan was a necessary activity in the weeks following the fall pecan harvest.
And At 6ft 7in Hi-Lite Bruton was hard to miss as he dumped balls into the net like a man shelling peas.
Show absolutely no regard for family planning, produce offspring as if shelling peas, don't give a fig about finances - and you will be richly rewarded by the Government.
For snow peas and for shelling peas like Green Arrow and Alderman, we set taller posts and use 60-inch utility wire.
In the late 1960s, snow peas were crossed with shelling peas, which resulted in sugar snap peas (Pisum sativum var.