After her first burst of disappointment Joan began to take the mishap as she had taken Tess's original trouble, as she would have taken a wet holiday or failure in the potato-crop; as a thing which had come upon them irrespective of desert or folly; a chance external impingement to be borne with; not a lesson.
Serve with potato dumplings.
The following menu might seem at first glance a good dinner, but it is one from which the average man would go home and forage ravenously in the ice box: A canapé (good, but merely an appetizer) Clear soup (a dinner party helping, and no substance) Smelts (one apiece) Individual croutards of sweetbreads (holding about a dessert-spoonful) Broiled squab, small potato croquette, and string beans Lettuce salad, with about one small cracker apiece Ice cream The only thing that had any sustaining quality, barring the potato which was not more than a mouthful, was the last, and very few men care to make their dinner of ice cream.
They say they used to give pauper children soup to change to protestants in the time of the potato blight.
Bloom pats with parcelled hands watch, fobpocket, bookpocket, pursepoke, sweets of sin, potato soap.)
I had it examined by a botanical expert and elicited the information that it was a blossom of the homegrown potato plant purloined from a forcingcase of the model farm.
On the contrary that stab in the back touch was quite in keeping with those italianos though candidly he was none the less free to admit those icecreamers and friers in the fish way not to mention the chip potato variety and so forth over in little Italy there near the Coombe were sober thrifty hardworking fellows except perhaps a bit too given to pothunting the harmless necessary animal of the feline persuasion of others at night so as to have a good old succulent tuckin with garlic de rigueur off him or her next day on the quiet and, he added, on the cheap.
It seemed difficult to believe that the potato-scrapings in which Harris and I stood, half smothered, could have come off four potatoes.
Not far from me was a little one-roomed squatter's hut of wood, surrounded by a patch of potato garden.
The old potato-digger seemed to have turned peevish, but the child who had collected my ticket was talking volubly.
A striking example of this hypocrisy was thesolicitude displayed by the Russian landowners last year, theirefforts to combat the famine which they had caused, and by whichthey profited, selling not only bread at the highest price, buteven potato haulm at five rubles the dessiatine (about 2 and four-fifths acres) for fuel to the freezing peasants.)
He sold everything from books to life insurance, from patent potato peelers to opera glasses.
I rolled over and grabbed a couple of stale potato chips from the tray Courtney had left, then I took a few sips of water and sat up.
Potatoes fried was the nearest they ever came to luxurious food, and coffee was an infrequent treat.
There was even a strolling vendor, with a tiny brazier hooked over one arm, roasting corn and potato cakes.
How hard the Roundies had worked to drain the Pog-Bogs to open up more space for cornfields, potato patches, and carrot beds.
He could eat potato sandwiches.
The ladies who owned the restaurant shuttled pancakes and fried potato popovers to them in great heaps, Mala paying for them from a wad of greasy rupees she kept in a small purse she kept before her.
In the ashpit was a heap of potatoes roasting, and a boiling pipkin of charred bread, called "coffee."
Slice boiled potatoes thin; chop some onion very fine; slice 2 hard-boiled eggs and mix.
Thicken the sauce with flour and serve hot with potato pancakes.
When night came I wandered about the streets of London, and if I had a penny I invested it in a baked potato from the baked-potato man on the corner.
Almost the same johnswort springs from the same perennial root in this pasture, and even I have at length helped to clothe that fabulous landscape of my infant dreams, and one of the results of my presence and influence is seen in these bean leaves, corn blades, and potato vines.
Harvest is applied almost wholly to grain; crop applies to almost anything that is gathered in; we speak of the potato-crop, not the potato-harvest; we may say either the wheat-crop or the wheat-harvest.
They used to come round my door at dusk to nibble the potato parings which I had thrown out, and were so nearly the color of the ground that they could hardly be distinguished when still.
While England endeavors to cure the potato-rot, will not any endeavor to cure the brain-rot, which prevails so much more widely and fatally?