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He would slip into old Burge's shoes and make a fine thing of that building business, I'll answer for him.
It was, in fact, a very fine work, and one which, as it seems to us, might be put to use to-day, by the aid of a little rearrangement.
You'd look fine," said a corporal, chaffing a thin little soldier who bent under the weight of his knapsack.
The morning was fine, and they had still some minutes of leisure to spend.
Certainly; she is fonder of geraniums, and seems more docile, though not so fine a figure.
It must be, I felt with far less consciousness than my formulation of the feeling expresses, that I was of some finer sort myself to be able to enjoy such a fine sort.
And Manonmie, patently relieved, stepped back, while Sheldon entered the fine in the plantation labour journal.
We can go mad with joy, as the people do out in the fields on a fine Whitsunday.
He had never been a guest in a fine palace before; perhaps he had never been a guest anywhere.
A Horse and an Ass were travelling together, the Horse prancing along in its fine trappings, the Ass carrying with difficulty the heavy weight in its panniers.
It's a fine boy, Mr Kenwigs,' said Mr Lumbey, the doctor.
The Grasshopper sat without on a green bank, and reflected on worldly things; and he said too, "Yes, a fine exterior is everything--a fine exterior is what people care about.
This appears in works both of the useful and the fine arts, if we employ the popular distinction of works according to their aim either at use or beauty.
With the first peep of day I opened my eyes, to find myself in a great chamber, hung with stamped leather, furnished with fine embroidered furniture, and lit by three fair windows.
In fine, all Sedley's wealthy friends had dropped off one by one, and this poor ex- dependent still remained faithfully attached to him.