And with cut-throat plumbers thrown in," suggested the Grumbler with a malicious grin.
Some of the schoolboys had fine, intelligent faces; of others, the Grumbler subsequently observed that "they were the kind that grow up and scalp white settlers.
Evidently, the Grumbler had met his fate at Alamo Ranch.
As the Grumbler rose to open the door for the two, all present might see the courteous air of protection and kindly sympathy which accompanied this simple bit of courtesy.
A grumbler spoils every one's pleasure, and gets none herself; and the worst of it is, it is a disease that grows on one terribly.
The boaster soon exhausts his subject; the grumbler has matter that lasts for ever.
In forty-nine instances out of fifty in which the grumbler has been taken as a substitute for the one against whom he has complained, there has been failure, through his want of competency for the place.
The Grumbler is a talker who may frequently be known by his countenance as well as by his tongue.
The grumbler is always on hand to receive the gift of a friend.
Were Providence to suspend or change the law which protracts the grumbler's existence beyond the length of better men, I am sure no one would complain of it except the grumbler himself.
The grumbler in Lucian indignantly complains of the fashion in which the ancient gods of Olympus are being overshadowed by the divine parvenus of every clime.
But the most interesting person for the modern student is the grumbler about the management of town affairs, and here a page or two of the Satiricon is worth a dissertation.
The grumbler grows to be a pessimist; he says disagreeable things; he makes his friends feel ill at ease.
The grumblergradually loses his acquaintances and even his close friends.
In her brighter modes there was much that was attractive in her personality, but to live with a chronic grumbler sapped one's own powers of resistance.
The old grandfather was a fine prosy old grumbler about the year '98 and the terrible doings of the "Orangemen.
Now, lest I should seem to be a character of all others I detest, a grumbler without cause, let me ask the reader to sit beside me for a few seconds on this bench, and look with me at the prospect around him.
He was a grumbler of the first water, and his loud thoughts so amused me that I had no inclination to sleep.
We were charged a quarter each for the privilege of warming a cold bed, which made the deaf grumbler swear like a pirate.
He was a grumbler by nature; yet he never evinced discontent in the discharge of his duties as a soldier.
He is a grumbler by nature; and you know, my dear Duroc, I do not like men of that sort.
You call me Grunidor, andgrumbler I am," said he of the sweet eyes, with a laugh.