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An obsolete unit of land area equivalent to 120 acres.
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Of what use would my alms be if I treated you so ill?" And as he spoke he tried to loosen the grasp of the blind beggar.
There is the same type of antithesis in both cases; for just as blindness is opposed to sight, so is being blind opposed to having sight.
'I'll beat this light about that hangdog face of yours (for hangdog it is, if it answers to your voice), and rouse the neighbourhood besides, if you detain me,' said the blind man.
When he was three weeks old, he had an illness which left him totally blind. As soon as he was old enough to sit up alone and toddle about, another affliction, the nervous motion of his body, became apparent.
The Blind Girl never knew that ceilings were discoloured, walls blotched and bare of plaster here and there, high crevices unstopped and widening every day, beams mouldering and tending downward.
Being blind he had now to depend on others to write out what poetry he made in his own mind, so it was written "in a parcel of ten, twenty, or thirty verses at a time by whatever hand came next." We are told that when he was dictating sometimes he sat leaning back sideways in an easy-chair, with his leg flung over the arm.
Insects, colour of, fitted for habitation; sea-side colours of; blind, in caves; luminous; neuter
"Come, now, march," interrupted he; and I never heard a voice so cruel, and cold, and ugly as that blind man's.
The wisdom of encouraging a little harmless pride in personal appearance even among the blind, or the whimsical absurdity of considering charity and leather breeches inseparable companions, as we do, requires no comment.
And, since the Somo code was a life for a life, and since Nalasu alone remained alive of his family, it was well known throughout the tribe that the Annos would never be content until they had taken the blind man's life.
"But, Prince, they say he is blind!" said he, reminding Prince Vasili of his own words.
The band consisted of a fiddle, a clarionet, and a flageolet from the Blind Asylum.