She flew into half insane fits
of temper during which she was sometimes silent, sometimes noisy and quarrelsome.
It must have been in reference to this outrage that Chanticleer, the next day, accompanied by the bereaved mother of the egg, took his post in front of Phoebe and Clifford, and delivered himself of a harangue that might have proved as long as his own pedigree, but for a fit
of merriment on Phoebe's part.
Such a sort of thing had not been known since the Wise Woman at Tarley died; and she had charms as well as "stuff": everybody went to her when their children had fits
Give her to me, Fitzurse, and I will maintain her as fits
her rank, with the help of lance and stirrup,'' said De Bracy.
It braced him, and drove away his gloomy fits
, whilst his sympathies were kept awake and his indignation maintained at an exhilarating pitch by the sufferings of the poor, who, unable to afford fires or skating, warmed themselves in such sweltering heat as overcrowding produces in all seasons.
For in these fits
he was the most overriding companion ever known; he would slap his hand on the table for silence all round; he would fly up in a passion of anger at a question, or sometimes because none was put, and so he judged the company was not following his story.
The painter's absurd fits
of jealousy, his wild devotion, his extravagant panegyrics, his curious reticences-- he understood them all now, and he felt sorry.
This I feared was but too probably the case; since how could it be otherwise accounted for that I should have escaped the same indisposition, but by supposing that the bodily Exertions I had undergone in my repeated fits
of frenzy had so effectually circulated and warmed my Blood as to make me proof against the chilling Damps of Night, whereas, Sophia lying totally inactive on the ground must have been exposed to all their severity.
He has fits
of some sort, and has just arrived from Switzerland, straight from the station, dressed like a German and without a farthing in his pocket.
She said she was going to the wise woman; her boy had screaming fits
, so she was taking him to be doctored.
She wanted an excellent and stylish fit
, she told the young fellow who served her, and she did not mind the difference of a dollar or two more in the price so long as she got what she desired.
He was very particular in letting out and taking in the straps, to fit
my head comfortably; then he brought a saddle, but it was not broad enough for my back; he saw it in a minute and went for another, which fitted nicely.