All the time the whistle and blub-blub of bullets filled the air, and all the time the death-list grew.
Semiramis, her noble Persian cat, Threatens to grow inelegantly fat Upon asparagus and Shaker oats, With milk provided by two special goats.
The N.E.D. quotes this passage with a reference to the adjective 'flaberkin' = puffed out, puffy, and a suggestion that it is akin to the substantive 'flab' = something thick, broad, fat.
FLITCH, J. E. CRAWFORD.
The male flowers of the nettle are separate from the female, and the anthers are seen in fair weather to burst with force, and to discharge a dust, which hovers about the plant like a cloud.
Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.
A great sob came from the bushes, then others at intervals.
The inner man threatened to rebel, and I made my calculations how much higher the billows might swell, before stomachs would be apt to revolt.
If in timber, however, the jaguar must kill it at once, for the squat, thick-skinned, wedge- shaped tapir has no respect for timber, as Colonel Rondon phrased it, and rushes with such blind, headlong speed through and among branches and trunks that if not immediately killed it brushes the jaguar off, the claws leaving long raking scars in the tough hide.
He must go away now... She thought of her wail to the Grey One that he would not go to the ocean with Wordling... It meant nothing to him; she could not punish him by keeping him away... But the picture--that final inner lustre.
"Dante, weep not, that Virgil leaves thee: nay, Weep thou not yet: behooves thee feel the edge Of other sword, and thou shalt weep for that."
I'd risk for much, and should I fail to win it, I would not ever whimper at the blow.
If he had sorrows, he has made them the woof of everlasting consolation to his kind; and if, as poets are wont to whine, the outward world was cold to him, its biting air did but trace itself in loveliest frost-work of fancy on the many windows of that self-centred and cheerful soul.