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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be, it perversely happened that Barbara raised her head a little to look at him, when both pair of eyes were hastily withdrawn, and Kit leant over his plate, and Barbara over her pea-shells, each in extreme confusion at having been detected by the other.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. Then her eyes, always alert for the affairs of her kitchen, fell on some action of the Chinese cook which aroused her violent disapproval.
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. Ma foi!
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.
Aunt Net and mom sat in their rocking chairs on the back porch, shelling peas and snapping beans while keeping an eye on me.
It is no uncommon thing to find them constantly in kitchens of houses of gentlemen ignorant of this rule, peeling potatoes, shelling peas, and performing other offices for the cook, in expectation of some return for such assistance or services rendered."
During the summer holidays I worked in the kitchen topping and tailing gooseberries and shelling peas, etc.
I liked being in the garden more than shelling peas or butterbeans!
Cross inflicted the heaviest defeat in the final since Taylor thrashed Raymond van Barneveld 7-1 nine years ago, and his performance was phenomenal, averaging a fabulous 107.67 and knocking out 60 per cent of his doubles as if he was shelling peas.
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.
"My friends all married around the same time and most had babies like shelling peas. It was incredibly alienating as there's a real taboo around miscarriages."