Phrases with "repairs"

Rudyard Kipling I made a mighty serious business of my repairs and a glittering shop of my repair kit, spanners, pump, and the like, which I spread out orderly upon a rug. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Rudyard Kipling Deducting land and income tax, tithes, fire insurance, cost of collection and repairs of course, it returned two hundred and eighty-four pounds last year. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Rudyard Kipling When he is weary he repairs to the centre of my bed which is forbidden to him by his grandmother of whom he has no fear. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

That afternoon Almayer, as was his wont lately, moved about on the water-side, overlooking the repairs to his boats. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

H. G. Wells For a time the repairs went on in peace under the immediate protection of these two airships. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

The estate was understaffed, underfinanced, and the repairs were always in arrear. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Ralph Waldo Emerson This aristocracy, of course, repairs its own losses; fills places, as they fall vacant, from the body of students. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Wilkie Collins Toward evening she heard once more the noises which appeared to indicate that repairs of some sort were going on in the house. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

The repairs that had been executed had only gone so far as to make them tolerably inhabitable, and secure from wind and weather. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

The student who repairs to them sees in the list of classes and of professors a fair picture of the world of knowledge. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Wilkie Collins In certain places, where the stout old walls still stood, repairs had been made at some former time. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Daniel Defoe It is thought that five thousand pounds will not make good the repairs at Audley-end house, which belongs to the Earl of Suffolk. A good part also of the Crown-office in the Temple is blown down. The Storm by Daniel Defoe [1704]

Anthony Trollope But the wheel went to pieces, and we laid to on the river side for the greater part of a day while the necessary repairs were being made. North America by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins When the letters signed ‘A. C.’ were discovered, as I have mentioned, on the occasion of repairs being made in the house, I threw them into the box with my own hand. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

It has five docks, three slips, and every requisite for making extensive repairs for ships of war and merchantmen. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Wilkie Collins Sharpened by fear and suspicion, Sarah’s eyes immediately detected the repairs which had been effected in the banisters and stairs of the second flight. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

George Eliot We could plan no end of repairs and improvements together. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Wilkie Collins It is clear to me that these repairs of the north rooms will cost a large sum of money. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Arthur Machen Mr. Carver said finally that he had determined to cease all payment of rent until the necessary repairs were seen to. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Jules Verne Two miserable days ensued, during which the woodwork of the beds and the planks of the partition walls were burnt, and the most pressing repairs executed by Mac-Nab and his men. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Nor did he make any secret of his opinion when, on subsequent occasions during the next few months, he brought in various little repairs and renovations and sometimes interviewed my principal. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Anthony Trollope I’m blessed if she hasn’t begun to cut down a whole side of a forest at Portray. She has no more right to touch the timber, except for repairs about the place, than you have. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

When Nature calls for support he repairs to the neighbouring forest, and there partakes of the store of fruits and seeds which she has produced in abundance for her aerial tribes. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

I understood that repairs were going on in the garden, and stationed myself at the door evening after evening, whispering your name, but it was not till the sixth that you were there. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

He had come in time to hate the ship too for the repairs she required, for the coal- bills he had to pay, for the poor beggarly freights she earned. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Henry David Thoreau The fisherman now repairs and launches his boat. Natural History of Massachusetts by Henry David Thoreau [1842]

The business was dull, being for the most part remits from the kirk sessions of contumacious heritors and local scandals and repairs to churches. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

That, and the repairs when I brought the pieces to the station, took some months. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Arthur Morrison That ship’s put into dock for repairs and her crew are mostly having an easy time ashore. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Elizabeth Gaskell I do not intend to stay here, at the furthest, more than a week longer; but at the end of that time I cannot go home, for the house at Haworth is just now unroofed; repairs were become necessary. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

H.P. Lovecraft Lake called me later to say that he had decided to let the camp stay where Moulton’s plane had been forced down, and where repairs had already progressed somewhat. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

John Lewis Burckhard The size then given to the edifice is the same as that of the present structure, it having been scrupulously adhered to in all the repairs or re-erections which subsequently took place. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Soon after this occurrence Ralph was walking in the city, when chancing to go into Lombard Street, he observed that the common sewer was open for the purpose of repairs being effected. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

I could do all the repairs quite competently. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Anthony Trollope Gilmore had told him that it might probably be so, as he had heard that the repairs were nearly finished. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Rudyard Kipling The repairs are rather a large item — owing to the brook. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

In spite of the ruin that Grendel and Beowulf had made within the hall, the framework and roof held firm, and swift repairs made the interior habitable. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

But I realized the necessity for the dismemberment when I saw him making the repairs and restorations on the separated parts, unhampered by their connections with the others. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

That’s what I was cut out for—to have somebody else to put up the money and look after the repairs and the police and taxes while I run the business. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

George Eliot Nature repairs her ravages — repairs them with her sunshine, and with human labor. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

His repairs looked all right on the surface, but ever and anon considerable flotsam indicated vital gaps. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

The musicians obliged with appropriately lugubrious wailings and thumpings, and the Baroness seized the opportunity to make a dash to the dressing-room to effect certain repairs in her make-up. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Ford Madox Ford House repairs in a normal year had cost several million sterling. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

I suppose the Bishop had told him about the porch, and he was afraid I should come on him for repairs as he had tampered with it. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Jules Verne And the engineer began to consider if he could not effect his repairs on the spot, so as to make sure of continuing his voyage. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Victor Hugo Some repairs had recently been done; the face had been tarred afresh, as well as the ribs and the knee which protruded from the canvas. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

George Eliot Nature repairs her ravages, but not all. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Jules Verne It was on the last day of January that the repairs of the schooner were completed. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Anthony Trollope He yielded, however, and promised that the repairs should be made. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Fast as repairs were made at one spot gaps appeared in another which demanded immediate attention. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Anthony Trollope He had died soon after, and the repairs had not been effected. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

The following morning just after nine Texworthy and Mattin were in the backyard of their house effecting some repairs to a large water-tank close to the wall. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Elizabeth Gaskell As soon as I can get an assurance of only ONE pupil, I will have cards of terms printed, and will commence the repairs necessary in the house. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

H. G. Wells I went to the shoemaker in Hacker Street, but he would not promise any repairs for me under forty-eight hours. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Ford Madox Ford You are aware that my estate carpenter repairs . Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

He always kept copper wire handy for repairs to his electric appliances if they went wrong. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Wilkie Collins We had cleared our way so far through this last — in certain places where the repairs were most needed — that we had to be careful not to burst through the paper in the room on the other side. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Thomas Hardy During the progress of repairs at this bower Barbara frequently visited it. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

John Lewis Burckhard After this time, the historians mention no other material repairs or changes in the mosque; and I believe none took place in the eighteenth century. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Rudyard Kipling We never thought, as these people do, that all repairs to tools and ploughs can be done on the very spot. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

Sinclair Lewis In order to rent a house he would promise repairs which the owner had not authorized. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Experience had taught me that a visit to Clerkenwell meant a day off; and, there being no repairs on hand, I made my arrangements to pass the long, solitary day as agreeably as possible. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Do the little repairs what are necessary, and it’s a new watch. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Jules Verne I saw, however, on the afternoon of this third of August that the repairs and the embarkation of stores were completed. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

John Lewis Burckhard Whoever can make up a sum of a few hundred dollars, repairs to Djidda, and lays it out on goods, which he exposes for sale during the pilgrimage. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Rudyard Kipling A man keeps the tools he needs for his work and his repairs in his house under his own hand. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

Then, in view of the darkness and the rain, it was not held to be of sufficient importance to attempt any repairs until the morning. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

John Lewis Burckhard Almost every hadjy, when he repairs to the mosque for evening prayer has a jar of the water placed before him by those who earn their livelihood by performing this service. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Rudyard Kipling And I met McCullough in London (I’d saved five ’undred then), And ‘tween us we started the Foundry — three forges and twenty men: Cheap repairs for the cheap ’uns. The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Toller forgot the respect due to the person who could stop the repairs at a moment’s notice. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Henry David Thoreau When the spring stirs my blood With the instinct to travel, I can get enough gravel On the Old Marlborough Road. Nobody repairs it, For nobody wears it; It is a living way, As the Christians say. Walking by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Catherine Helen Spence All the underclothes, all the tailoring, and all the dressmaking of the little community for the year were made in the winter, and all the house repairs and supplies of furniture needed. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Late in the afternoon all were very busy again, repairs to nests engaging attention. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Wilkie Collins Some of the events pointed apparently toward coming repairs or alterations in the cottage. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Abraham Merri And suddenly I remembered the repairs and patches on my breeches and my blouse. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

This table records repairs done to the canal, an expedition to Ethiopia, and the foundation of the city of Arsinoë. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]