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545 examples of  gipsies  in sentences

545 examples of gipsies in sentences

" Lastly, certain plants have been largely used by gipsies and fortune-tellers for invoking dreams, and in many a country village these are plucked and given to the anxious inquirer with various formulas.

Now that family is grown to be a great tribe, a great herd of people, but not yet a nation; one people, with its own God, its own worship, its own laws; but such a mere tribe, or band of tribes as the gipsies are among us now; a herd, but not a nation.

"I know what it is that makes men gipsies," she said, when she joined Marcos who was attending to a fire of sticks on the ground at the cottage door.

The officers of the East India company are excluded, they best know why, from the towns and the country of China; they are treated, as we treat gipsies and vagrants, and obliged to retire, every night, to their own hovel.

'Well, you look out yourself!' This was caused by a violent blow across the shins with a thick stick, the deed of certain drunken wiseacres who were persisting in playing in the dark the never very lucrative game of three sticks a penny, conducted by a couple of gipsies.

Next them a company of ragged knaves, Sun-bathing beggars, lazy hedge-creepers, Sleeping face upwards in the fields all night, Dream'd strange devices of the sun and moon; And they, like gipsies, wandering up and down, Told fortunes, juggled, nicknam'd all the stars, And were of idiots term'd philosophers.

She was rescued by Frank Churchill from an encounter with some gipsies; and after telling Emma, in a very serious tone, a few days later, that she should never marry, confessed that she had come to this resolution because the person she might prefer to marry was one so greatly her superior in situation.

In fact, a Fetish is no natural object at all; it is a spirit, an Obeah, Jumby, Duppy, like the 'Duvvels' or spirits of the air, which are the only deities of which our Gipsies have a conception left.

No pipers ever took that road, No gipsies, brown and gay; No shepherds with their gentle flocks, No loads of scented hay; No market-waggons jingled by On any Saturday.

Then the youngest drew well; and copied one of Lady Di Beauclerk's pictures, 'The Gipsies,' though she had never attempted colours before.

It was migration of peoples, the last advance of Asiatic races towards Europe, followed only by the fruitless attempts of those under Attila, Zenghis Khan, and Timur, and as a comic afterpiece, by the gipsies,it was this movement which swept away the humanity of the ancients.


Another instant and the boys would have been in a bad position, for both the gipsies were powerful fellows, and appeared determined to commit violence.

But the two gipsies were no mean antagonists.

I don't want to let the gipsies have her again, and yet I don't see how we can take her.

" No time was lost in getting back to the aëroplanes, "The Wren," as the gipsies called her, keeping tight hold of Peggy's hand.

They were black and blue from rough handling, and bore painful testimony to the life she had lived among the gipsies.

The gipsies had paused for an instant.

For a few moments the gipsies stood their ground.

The machine darted over the spot where the gipsies had stood but an instant before; but they had gone.

The weather had held fair till a short time after the start was made from the scene of the encounter with the gipsies.

"Well, please don't get into any more scrapes," sighed Miss Prescott; "what with gipsies, firebugs and rams, our trip has been quite exciting enough for me.

It would have been very easy for an active man such as gipsies usually are to have clambered in and out again without detection.


I don't much fancy a hand-to-hand encounter with a band of such desperate ruffians as those gipsies have shown themselves to be.

They had found the gipsies' camp with a vengeance, but for all the good it was going to do The Wren, unless they could get her away, they might as well not have come.

In this basin were set up several squalid tents, about which the gipsies were squatting.

" The gipsies set up a taunting laugh.

Gipsies, Tramps, Beggars, and Cours des Miracles First Appearance of Gipsies in the West.

Gipsies, Tramps, Beggars, and Cours des Miracles First Appearance of Gipsies in the West.

Gipsies in Paris.

Gipsies expelled by Royal Edict.

Language of Gipsies.

] Gipsies, Tramps, Beggars, and Cours des Miracles.

First Appearance of Gipsies in the West.

Gipsies in Paris.

Gipsies expelled by Royal Edict.

Language of Gipsies.

These new visitors, known in Europe under the names of Zingari, Cigani, Gipsies, Gitanos, Egyptians, or Bohemians, but who, in their own language, called themselves Romi, or gens mariés, numbered about three hundred men and women, besides the children, who were very numerous.

He further advised the gipsies to go away, and, on the festival of Notre-Dame, they departed for Pontoise.

Here, again, the gipsies somewhat varied their story.

On the 7th of November, 1453, from sixty to eighty gipsies, coming from Courtisolles, arrived at the entrance of the town of Cheppe, near Châlons-sur-Marne.

The gipsies persisted in their demands, the indignation of the people was aroused, and they were soon obliged to resume their journey.

In 1532, at Pleinpalais, a suburb of Geneva, some rascals from among a band of gipsies, consisting of upwards of three hundred in number, fell upon several of the officers who were stationed to prevent their entering the town.

The gipsies retired to the monastery of the Augustin friars, in which they fortified themselves: the bourgeois besieged them, and would have committed summary justice on them, but the authorities interfered, and some twenty of the vagrants were arrested, but they sued for mercy, and were discharged.

In 1632, the inhabitants of Viarme, in the Department of Lot-et-Garonne, made an onslaught upon a troop of gipsies who wanted to take up their quarters in that town.

On the 21st of July, 1622, the same magistrates ordered the gipsies to leave the parish of Eysines within twenty-four hours, under penalty of the lash.

It was not often that the gipsies used violence or openly resisted authority; they more frequently had recourse to artifice and cunning in order to attain their end.

The curé never left his house, and the gipsies could not, therefore, get an opportunity to rob him.

During his absence some gipsies entered his house, took five hundred écus from his strong box, and quickly rejoined the troop.

The gipsies had thousands of other tricks in stock as good as the ones we have just related, in proof of which we have but to refer to the testimony of one of their own tribe, who, under the name of Pechon de Ruby, published, towards the close of the sixteenth century, "La Vie Généreuse des Mattois, Guex, Bohémiens, et Cagoux."

In the "Histoire Générale des Larrons" we read that the vagabonds called gipsies sometimes played tricks with goblets, sometimes danced on the tight-rope, turned double-somersaults, and performed other feats (Fig. 373), which proves that these adventurers adopted all kinds of methods of gaining a livelihood, highway robbery not excepted.

Where, then, did the gipsies obtain interpreters?

Themselves adepts in all sorts of bad practices, they were not slow to form an alliance with profligate characters who sometimes worked in concert with them, and sometimes alone, and who always framed the model for their own organization from that of the gipsies.

This Faifeu was a kind of Villon of Anjou, who excelled in all kinds of rascality, and who might possibly have taught it even to the gipsies themselves.

How they came here history records not: perhaps the gipsies brought them.

He must be classed, no doubt, with the other wandering tribes which roam the country, camping under umbrellas, or something little better, each consecrated to some particular form of common crime, and each professing some not in itself dishonest occupation, like the tinkering of gipsies.

If it did not come to us directly from India, then it came through the gipsies, for it is one of the many Hindustani words which occur in their language.

We have, it is true, gipsies in this country as well as at the Cairn of Derncleugh: but they live under clipped hedges, and repose in camp-beds, and do not perch on crags, like eagles, or take shelter, like sea-mews, in basaltic subterranean caverns.



There are two kinds of gipsies.

The other sort of gipsies consist of those that have squatted down in the villages some hundreds of years ago.

The gipsies that have settled among them caught up the love of music and are now the best interpreters of the Hungarian songs.

The gipsies seldom compose music.

The Hungarian noble when singing with the gipsies is capable of giving the dark-faced boys every penny he has.

In this manner many a young nobleman has been ruined, and the gipsies make nothing of it, because they are just like their masters and "spend easily earned money easily," as the saying goes.

Bagley Wood Gipsies, 19.

[Illustration] The Shouaa Arabs are a very extraordinary race, and have scarcely any resemblance to the Arabs of the north; they have fine open countenances, with aquiline noses, and large eyes; their complexion is a light copper-colour; they possess great cunning with their courage, and resemble in appearance some of our best favoured gipsies in England, particularly the women; and their Arabic is nearly pure Egyptian.

I, are gipsies, smugglers, players, galley-slaves, drovers, Dutch sailors, and highwaymen.

She went for much the same reason as that given by the ladye of high degree in the old English songshe who had left her lord and bed and board to go with the raggle-taggle gipsies-O!

Gipsies, Stanzas on, 333.

So gipsies call themselves.

Gipsies, or fortune-tellers, are constantly to be found in Bagley Wood; and many a gay Oxonian may be seen in the company of some wandering Egyptian beauty.

The merry gipsies of Bagley Wood might well sing with Herrick "Here we securely live, and eat The cream of meat; And keep eternal fires By which we sit, and do divine.

air Thou wilt not spurn the Gipsies' prayer: Though banned and barred by all beside, Be Thou the Outcast's guard and guide.

Under these circumstances we should expect that it would be unequally developed in different races, and that a large natural gift of the visionary faculty might become characteristic not only of certain families, as among the second-sight seers of Scotland, but of certain races, as that of the Gipsies.

And there was, amang the squire's papers, a copy o' the notice that was prented after he was lost, when the ald squire thought he might 'a run away, or bin took by gipsies, and it said he had a green-hefted knife wi' him, and that his buttons were o' cut jet.

Like gipsies they would wander through the countless towns dotting the shores of the miraculous Bay; kissing on the open sea among the fisherboats, to the accompaniment of passionate Neapolitan boat-songs; spending whole nights in the open air, lying in each other's arms on the sands, hearing the pearly laughter of mandolins in the distance, just as that night on the island, they had heard the nightingale!

Do you remember the woman that was found dead in the clough, when I was a boy, that the gipsies murdered, it was thought,a cruel-looking woman?

Kelpie the Gipsies' pony.


Gipsies in times of yore were the scape-goats of the peasantry: if "cock" were "purloined" or any other rural mischief done by night, it was immediately fathered upon a neighbouring tent of "the dark race.

Crime, however, has made such rapid marches that it has long been seen that the gipsies could not perpetrate the whole of it: and now it is pretty clear they are, and probably have always been, innocent of the whole of it.

Gipsies are subject to few diseases: they seldom ask the doctor's assistance but for one friendly office, and that serves a man his lifetime.

We have been put in mind to say something of the gipsies by having witnessed the consequences of one of these affrays, which has brought us still better acquainted with these singular people.

It was migration of nations, this last movement of Asiatic races towards Europe, followed only by their fruitless attempts under Attila, Gengis Khan, and Timur, and, as a comic after-piece, by the gipsies: it was migration of nations which swept away the humanity of the ancients.

In a Word, tho' they have had a full Barn for many Days together, our Itinerants are still so wretchedly poor, that without you can prevail to send us the Furniture you forbid at the Play-house, the Heroes appear only like sturdy Beggars, and the Heroines Gipsies.

It was a return to the ancient persecution of the gipsies, the constant hunting of independent people, leading vagabond lives, of the Middle Ages.

What sort of people can they be that live there, and keep themselves so separate from the rest of us, as if they had an evil conscience?" "A miserable crew," replied the young farmer; "gipsies, seemingly, that steal and cheat in other quarters, and have their hoard and hiding-place here.

" "Done," cried Mary, and began to run; "for we shall not interfere with each other by the way, and my father says it is as far to the hill by that side of the gipsies' house as by this.

" "So you are not gipsies and rogues," exclaimed Mary, "as Andrew always told me!

It smote her painfully when her father and mother talked about the gipsies and vagabonds that dwelt in the dark spot of ground.

The huts behind were no longer frightful; and several inhabitants of the village came and told about the fearful night, and how they had been across the spot where the gipsies had lived; how these people must have left the place at last, for their huts were standing empty, and within had quite a common look, just like the dwellings of other poor people; some of their household gear was left behind.

They were much more amused by some gipsies, who were anxious to show their skill in the occult science.

Pray, let my heart alone; you'll use it as The gipsies do our money; If they once touch it, they have power upon't.

Some said she was the daughter of a noble house, kidnapped by gipsies in her infancy; others were equally confident that she had for father the coroneted rake, Lord Byron, and for mother a charwoman.

Again, they turned to form many conjectures, and put many things together:"Was Mr. Salmon connected with the gipsies who had brought Tamar to the moor?Was it this gang that proposed robbing him?Was the young blacksmith called Harefoot connected with the gipsy?Had he persuaded Salmon to bring his treasures there, in order that he might pilfer them?And lastly, wherefore was Mr. Salmon so affected both times he had seen Tamar?"

But, as a Jew, he could not possess land; he therefore passed the form of naturalization, and whilst looking about for a situation in which he might dwell in safety, his character and circumstances became in part known to the gipsies, (who, amongst other thieves, always have their eyes on those who are supposed to carry valuables about them,) and the man called Harefoot, formed the plan of getting him and his treasures into Dymock's Tower.

He tell'd us once as he was born in one of they vans, and hadn't never been to school nor nothin', nor heard tell of God, save in the way of bad words: he've done nothin' but go from one races and fairs to another, just like the gipsies, though he bain't a gipsy neither; but he's right down attacted to poor Fanny, and good to her.