Phrases with "goat"

Rudyard Kipling How do we manage to keep the horses so quiet? You’ll find some o’ the youngsters play the goat a good deal when they come out o’ stable, but, as you say, there’s no vice generally. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

It was waste land when my father bought it — covered with briers; even a goat could not have found pasture there. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Gertrude Stein Put the patient goat away, put the patient boat away, put away the boat and put it, the boat, put it, put away that boat. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein Not a mountain not a goat not a door. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

D. H. Lawrence The goat whinnies out of her shed. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Nellie Bly Near by was a goat market, but business seemed dull in both places. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

He presented me with a goat and some grain, in return for which I gave a hongo (or tribute-fee) of three dhotis, two kitindis, and two fundas, equal to twenty necklaces of large blue beads. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Gertrude Stein No need to say a little deaf way is a goat, a goat has a pin in him. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

A goat jumping up was enough to give me a turn. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Andrew Lang The knaves, who thought they were doing a capital piece of business, paid down the fifty gold pieces at once, and left the house quite happily, leading the goat with them. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

For I am a lion on the plains, and a goat upon the mountains. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

The hair on his feet is like the down on a young eagle; he is as active as a goat and as gentle as a lamb. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

You see no sign of life, but a goat or two browsing on the steep declivities, the rabbits scudding among the ferns, the rows of cormorants standing in dark sedateness on the rocks below. The Web of Maya by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

Anthony Trollope And she could not be brought to think that one who had been so manifestly a goat should cease to be a goat so suddenly. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton When the last goat was gone, Captain Dalroy said: “I mean that all this seems to me topsy-turvy. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

The goat had gone, he found, but the fowls were still there, and they had evidently been attended to that morning, for there was fresh water and new green stuff in their run. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Meri, still persistent, rejected strengthening medicines, but said, in a confidential manner, if I would give her a goat to sacrifice to the Uganga she would recover in no time. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

H. G. Wells And there was this Billy Prothero. BILLY! Like a goat or something. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Alphonse Daudet Losing patience, he resumed many times running at the top of his voice, till the “Baa, baa, baa!” came out with so much power that the goat began to be mistakable for a bull. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

Strange as it may appear, the only motive for this petty theft was the hope of being able to sell the cartridges for a trifle at Gani. Yaragonjo brought us a present of a goat and plantains. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

I don’t think Garrard — yes, it is Garrard — ever did anything better; so sweetly mythological — a goat and a dear little chubby boy, and ever so many savage-looking persons with cymbals. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

All I wanted to do was to ask whether everything was all right down there, and you, idiot, bound to one side like a goat and pick up a stone. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

John Lewis Burckhard He, however, gave me a good reception, killed a lamb for my dinner, and would not let me depart in the afternoon, ano­ther Arab having prepared a goat for our supper. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

But to me they are all half dead, except the ones that are half animals like this one on the top shelf, playing a mouth organ, who is half a goat and half a man. The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw

Andrew Lang At last, towards the end of the meal, having sought in vain for some cunning dodge to get the goat away from Mr. Simon, one of them said to him, ‘My worthy host, you must sell your goat to us. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

His legs are very short, and he has a sensible way of measuring distance with his eyes and planting his feet, which enables him to carry loads where it might be supposed that only a goat could climb. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

H. G. Wells The beast had killed a goat and was beaten out of a thicket near by me in which he had been lying up. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

I think that hardly less immoral than the lubricity of literature, and its celebration of the monkey and the goat in us, is the spectacle such criticism affords of the tigerish play of satire. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Andrew Lang Nought did he see but the birds that made their nests in the trees, not so much as a goat or a rabbit. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Barrett Browning This way a goat leaps with wild blank of beard; And here, fantastic fishes duskly float, Using the calm for waters, while their fins Throb out quick rhythms along the shallow air. A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1844]

John Lewis Burckhard A goat or a lamb is generally killed on the occasion, and barley for the guest’s horse is also furnished. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Andrew Lang Slipping off his shoes he stole into the hut on tiptoe, and taking from his pocket some food of which the goat was particularly fond, he laid it under his nose. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The goat pushed his way behind this growth and disappeared. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

No mortal has ever touched it with his hand; no sheep or goat has ever browsed grass beside it. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

John Lewis Burckhard For guests of respectability a goat or lamb is slaughtered, and some of the inhabitants then partake of the supper. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

G. K. Chesterton For, indeed, Pump appeared to be attacking such inclines as are more suitable for a goat than a small motor car. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

E. Phillips Oppenheim And Miss Gawthorne, too—crazy about the part! It gets my goat to think of it. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Rudyard Kipling I run in circles — like a goat with one eye. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Rudyard Kipling Not fifty yards upstream, a swollen dead goat was bobbing up and down in the water in a ghastly parody on kid-like skittishness, and green filth was cast ashore by every little wave. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Rudyard Kipling They passed him from house to house, mounted him according to his merits, and fed him, after five years of goat chop and Worcester sauce, perhaps a thought too richly. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

The flour was gritty, and a leg of mutton turned out to be a limb of a goat of much experience. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

Sinclair Lewis They were sent to managing editors, who turned them over to the drama editors, who threw them into the wastebasket, along with Hollywood releases about Miss Sylvia Silva’s goat farm. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

William Dampier These we bought for a small matter; we could buy a good fat goat for an old iron hoop, and a hog of seventy or eighty pounds weight for two or three pound of iron. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

D. H. Lawrence At Mandas a goat understands more than the inhabitants understand. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

William Morris Hold thy white goat now, which thou lovest more than aught else, that I may redden thee and me and this altar with the blood thereof. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Willa Cather They drank sour wine, and used goat-butter, which was strong and full of hair, as it was churned in a goat skin. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

To add to the natural insecurity of the foothold, some men were killing a goat at the top of the ladder, and its blood made the whole gridiron slippery. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

James Joyce So help her goat and kiss the bouc. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

John Lewis Burckhard The chase of the Beden, as the wild goat is called, resembles that of the chamois of the Alps, and requires as much enterprise and patience. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

John Lewis Burckhard Her husband and son were absent fish­ing, but Ayd being well known to them, they gave us a hearty welcome, and milked a goat for me. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Good goat of my country — more fatter. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Arthur Conan Doyle There was a goat track winding in and out among the rocks, so I had no difficulty in finding my way. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Samuel Johnson The goat is the general inhabitant of the earth, complying with every difference of climate, and of soil. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

George Meredith I saw that I stood marked to be the scape goat of the day, and humbly continued to deserve well, notwithstanding. The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen by George Meredith

N’yamanira, the Mkungu, then gave us a goat and two pots of pombe, begging, at the same time, for four wires, which I paid, hoping thus to get on in the morning. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

The rank effluvium of the male goat is well known, and that of certain male deer is wonderfully strong and persistent. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

However, the other goat remained lying down. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Higher up it was worse; but your men left a good deal of goat meat hanging on the bushes in the camps. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

The doors were closed; a goat was browsing among the graves; and the rushing of the Rhine, some three hundred yards away, was distinctly audible in the silence. In the Confessional by Amelia B. Edwards

Anthony Trollope She was not aware that she regarded John Caldigate as a goat — as one who beyond all doubt was a goat — simply because John Caldigate had had his way, while she had been debarred from hers. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

The bull replied: “I am very sorry, but I have an appointment with a lady; but I feel sure that our friend the goat will do what you want. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

Andrew Lang Here are some leaves which make my mouth water; come and get them for me!’ Then the billy goat sauntered up and looked over, and after that he eyed his wife a little crossly. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

John Lewis Burckhard Here my guide pressed me to slaughter the goat which I had brought with me from Shobak, for the purpose, but I pretended that I had vowed to immolate it at the tomb itself. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

James Joyce Gob, he’s like Lanty MacHale’s goat that’d go a piece of the road with every one. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

He sent me a goat and ten fowls’ eggs, saying he was not visible to strangers on business to-day. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

T. E. Lawrence The goat became giddy and the sheep sheepish. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

He waited a while before he started up again with a loud: “Speak up, Queen of the goats, with your goat tricks. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

The goat was tethered with a piece of fishing line sufficiently long to allow her to browse. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Richard Burton Their favourite flesh, as usual in this part of the world, is mutton; beef and goat are little prized. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Andrew Lang His heart gave a great bound, and all his fears left him, but he was forced to be patient, for the sides of the rock were smooth, and not even a goat could find foothold. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassant And a son of his had been brought into the world and had grown up to be this sordid tramp, who exhaled the very odor of vice as a goat exhales its animal smell. The Olive Grove (Le Champ d'Oliviers) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

There was even a goat tied to a stake. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

That is very true to nature; for I myself am half a goat and half a woman, though I should like to be a goddess. The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw

He fell upon a goat which he found in the field of Pierre Lerugen, and bit it in the throat, but he killed it with a knife. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Charles Dickens So is the cave where the flaring eyes of the old goat made such a goblin appearance in the dark. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

William Dampier The same day they killed a goat which had been purposely fatting a month before; this they offer or present before their idol, and then dress it and feast themselves with it. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Rice declared the goat would be used as part of a ‘sack cloth and ashes’ service shortly before and after Moya’s execution, set for the week of June 20. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

D. H. Lawrence But the corral had a long, cosy, shut-in goat-shed all down one side, and into this crowded the five hundred, their acrid goat smell rising like hot acid over the snow. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence In summer and early autumn, there was a pest of flies, rising from all that goat smell and that cast-out whey of goats’ milk, after the cheese-making. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Theodore Dreiser Handsome tiger and leopard skin rugs, the fur of a musk-ox for his divan, and tanned and brown-stained goat and kid skins for his tables, gave a sense of elegance and reserved profusion. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Andrew Lang That goat I must have! But, tell me, how am I to get it? I would give the third part of my kingdom to anyone who would bring it to me. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He had only started, however, when I heard the rumble of a car in the distance and the man immediately left the goat and ran into the front garden. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Henry Handel Richardson They kept a goat now: it was chained up in the back yard to eat the grass and things, which would have smothered them if it hadn’t. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

The female kemas goat is paler, and both it and the female Capra aegagrus are said to be more uniformly tinted than their males. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Samuel Johnson A single meal of a goat is a quart, and of a sheep a pint. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

It was Louisa Mebbin who drew attention to the fact that the goat was in death-throes from a mortal bullet-wound, while no trace of the rifle’s deadly work could be found on the tiger. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Which in the piping-match my pipe had won! You may not know it, but the goat was mine. The Eclogues of Virgil by translated by J. B. Greenough

Andrew Lang But the nanny goat still wept and entreated. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

When the dwarf lowered his head like a goat and tried to push between them, she reached down and tweaked his nose. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

All hands into the mizen-top!” He helped them all up, and stood on the ratlines himself: and, if you will believe me, the poor goat wailed like a child below. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Miles Franklin They said it was the silliest goat of a book they ever read, and just what they expected as you are the silliest goat of a girl they have ever known. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

H. Rider Haggard Between the neck of the pass and this snow stretched a mighty rift or chasm, with sides so sheer that no goat could have kept a footing on them. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Being poor men, they thought much of a cow or goat given gratis, and were content to live in any hovels. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Andrew Lang Then he took one of the goats and tied it to a post in the courtyard, and gave it some grass to eat; but he bound a cord round the neck of the other goat and led it to the market. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Eliot When Mike Holdsworth’s goat says ba-a-a, it’s all right — it ’ud be unnatural for it to make any other noise. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

I purchased a goat and sheep for the men for one dhoti merikani. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Cheshire disputed this, and stumbling over a goat that had been taken on board from Philip’s Island, caught the creature by the leg, and threw it into the sea, bidding Rex take that with him also. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Watch the markets like a cat, not only for any signs of weakening, but for any increase in the quantity offered of hides or goat skins. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]