An illiterate, a dreamy and ineffectual man, courteous and inoffensive, dressed habitually in bib overalls and clodhoppers
, shorter than Alison, but lean and darkly handsome, he was often to be seen leaning on his broom in out of the way corners of the campus, or carrying plumbing implements somewhere in no great hurry.
on laminate making it hard for you to understand
The story ends: "Boots, shoes, slippers, clodhoppers
, whispered Winnie.
But the study of literature should be left to clodhoppers
and peasants, and tramps and thieves, and
Every time she came into our hardware store she wiped her clodhoppers
on the mat out front, but that didn't prevent her from smelling like a stable.
But its 700 pounds, not to mention the operator's own clodhoppers
, can't help but crush the grain, losing more than a few kernels in the stubble.
Winnipeg's Krave's Candy Company has one of the hottest sweet snacks in Canada in Clodhoppers
Tell me, if you had been the God who shaped their cheekbones and their brows, the dignified alertness of their ears, their ceremonial and formal smiles, their throats the patience of a May sun mottled with its little daubs of luminance, the fingers curved on Bibles or on canes, the feet in their black-thronged propriety of dainty boots or strenuous clodhoppers
, would you, for a world, have let them tumble into nothingness and seen their strong hearts rot, or would you have raised them up again, the way you rouse a sleeper or a child?
The Carstenses' daughter could not keep boyfriends; she returned from a high school semester abroad wearing black clodhoppers
, her blond hair cut short.
Visitors, however, see not ravenous clodhoppers
, but captivating, inquisitive specimens -- shaggy and friendly enough when trying to score a snack.
All over the busy metropolis the shoes are trodding, trodding, they are leaving the offices and stores, the tiny pink ones in kindergartens and the clodhoppers
at construction sites, the terrifying white numbers stream from the hospitals, the scuffed pumps from the thrift shop, plate-glass windows kicked out by shoes escaping from the shoe store, all heading along waves of force.
This very morning I heard one of your clodhoppers
say, "The Squire be a good gentleman; he often gives me a day's work
The nineteenth was the first century of human sympathy - the age when half wonderingly we began to descry in others that transfigured spark of divinity which we call Myself; when clodhoppers
and peasants, and tramps and thieves, and millionaires and - sometimes - Negroes, became throbbing souls whose warm pulsing life touched us so nearly that we half gasped with surprise, crying, Thou too