The manufacturer said he was sorry to find the chief clerk so little inclined to do business, pointing to K.who, under the view of the deputy director, had bent back down over the papers.
He begins again, tells the clerk exactly what he wants, and in a few minutes the proper shirts are before him and he is happy.
"Well, sir," returned the clerk, "there's a rather singular resemblance; the two hands are in many points identical: only differently sloped."
cried the clerk,springing forward.
exclaimed the clerk, rubbing his hands.
dear me—then don’t you belong to those very Rogojins, perhaps—” began the clerk, with a very perceptible increase of civility in his tone.
demanded the clerk curiously.
inquired the clerk. "
When merchants teach clerks to say that goods are all wool when they are half cotton, and to adulterate groceries and say they are pure, when they grind up white marble and put it into pulverized sugar, and the clerk knows it, you will not have honest clerks."
shivered the clerk. “
He would have felt like murdering a clerk who wanted to show him something nice in the way of gloves or mufflers, and he would have had a hard time to restrain himself from violence if the clerk had started in on a eulogy of a new shipment of English tweeds.
Very well, then; is a preacher going to deceive a steamboat clerk?
"You might see his secretary if he isn't busy," suggested the clerk who handled his card gingerly.
Trotzky had gone to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ordered the clerks to translate the Decree on Peace into foreign languages; six hundred functionaries had hurled their resignations in his face….
The Chairman will then direct the clerk to call the roll.
The ordinary resolutions, where the member is recommended to be expelled, === Page 162 =========================================================== are (1) to fix the time to which the society shall adjourn; and (2) to instruct the clerk to cite the member to appear before the society at this adjourned meeting to show cause why he should not be expelled, upon the following charges, which should then be given.
Mr. Thornton hurried to his warehouse, and, sternly forbidding his clerks to allow any one to interrupt him, he went his way to his own private room, and locked the door.
And without considering that he still was not familiar with how well he could move about in his present state, or that his speech still might not - or probably would not - be understood, he let go of the door; pushed himself through the opening; tried to reach the chief clerk on the landing who, ridiculously, was holding on to the banister with both hands; but Gregor fell immediately over and, with a little scream as he sought something to hold onto, landed on his numerous little legs.
He had completely forgotten the chief clerk for the moment, but could not help himself snapping in the air with his jaws at the sight of the flow of coffee.
Chapter ThreeThe next day, as she was getting up, she saw the clerk on the Place.
The latter, entirely absorbed by his business, wearing gold-rimmed spectacles and red whiskers over a white cravat, understood nothing of mental refinements, although he affected a stiff English manner, which in the beginning had impressed the clerk.
The druggist would formerly have taken good care not to use such an expression, but he was cultivating a gay Parisian style, which he thought in the best taste; and, like his neighbour, Madame Bovary, he questioned the clerk curiously about the customs of the capital; he even talked slang to dazzle the bourgeois, saying bender, crummy, dandy, macaroni, the cheese, cut my stick and “I’ll hook it,” for “I am going.”
After failing to persuade the clerk that he had made a mistake, the large assortment of good things was looked over with very human glee.
Avoids Book Stores ¶ In making the investigations for this course, we interviewed many clerks in the bookstores of leading cities throughout the United States.
We pounded along, stopped, landed soldiers; went on, landed custom-house clerks to levy toll in what looked like a God-forsaken wilderness, with a tin shed and a flag-pole lost in it; landed more soldiers--to take care of the custom-house clerks, presumably.
Tessie's brother got burned in Frisco for knocking over a bank clerk and Tessie never even attended.
'There's another fellow,' muttered Scrooge, who overheard him: 'my clerk, with fifteen shillings a week, and a wife and family, talking about a merry Christmas.
If it only put him in the vein to leave his poor clerk fifty pounds, that's something; and I think I shook him yesterday.'
“It is the law,” remarked the ancient clerk, turning his surprised spectacles upon him. “
Matthew did not know that Samuel, in the recent expansion of his business, had set up a lady clerk also; she was a niece of his wife’s and a very dashing young person indeed, with a huge, drooping pompadour, big, rolling brown eyes, and a most extensive and bewildering smile.
“Nay,” quoth the clerk, *“have here my faith to borrow.”
When shapen* was all their conspiracy *arranged From point to point, how that his lechery Performed shoulde be full subtilly,As ye shall hear it after openly,Home went this clerk, that highte Claudius.
Then saw I on a pillar by,Of iron wrought full sternely,The greate poet, Dan Lucan,That on his shoulders bare up than,As high as that I might it see,The fame of Julius and Pompey; <68>And by him stood all those clerksThat write of Rome’s mighty works,That if I would their names tell,All too longe must I dwell.
shouted the commissariat clerk.
They began poking the commissariat clerk and whispering something to him.
Three others and myself unite to have a set of chambers—to look business-like—and we quarter the clerk too.
Traddles broke into a rapturous laugh, and informed me that it was Sophy’s writing; that Sophy had vowed and declared he would need a copying-clerk soon, and she would be that clerk; that she had acquired this hand from a pattern; and that she could throw off—I forget how many folios an hour.
In general terms it may be said that to employ is to devote to one's purpose, to use is to render subservient to one's purpose; what is used is viewed as more absolutely an instrument than what is employed; a merchant employs a clerk; he uses pen and paper; as a rule, use is not said of persons, except in a degrading sense; as, the conspirators used him as a go-between.
He left business early; and before going away, summoned his chief clerk once more, and having given him general instructions, asked him, after some seeming hesitation and reluctance to speak, if he knew whether Captain Dobbin was in town?
To despatch is to send hastily or very promptly, ordinarily with a destination in view; to dismiss is to send away from oneself without reference to a destination; as, to dismiss a clerk, an application, or an annoying subject.
whose yellow face was over a ledger, at which sate a demure clerk, happened to be in the banking-room when George entered.
He led his clerks a dire life in the City: his family at home were not much happier.
Every parish church there has got its vestry-clerk--and you may take my word for it he's sure to be a lawyer."
As we mounted the rising ground which led to the building from that point, one of the village children--a boy--came close up to us, attracted by the light we carried, and recognised the clerk.
To come in the capacity of a cousin, and seat himself every day at a good table; to smooth the yellow, wrinkled brow of the old procurator; to pluck the clerks a little by teaching them BASSETTE, PASSE-DIX, and LANSQUENET, in their utmost nicety, and winning from them, by way of fee for the lesson he would give them in an hour, their savings of a month--all this was enormously delightful to Porthos.
"I hate offices, and I hate clerks," he replied. "
Feeling the importance of not interrupting Sergeant Cuff’s examination of the boy, I received the clerk in another room.
Having despatched the clerk to Hampstead with my note, I returned to the room which I had left, and found Sergeant Cuff at the fireplace, in the act of ringing the bell.
observed the clerk, while his face assumed an expression of great deference and servility—if not of absolute alarm: “what, a son of that very Semen Rogojin—hereditary honourable citizen—who died a month or so ago and left two million and a half of roubles?”