She gave him her most fetching smile and stepped out of the hallway.
The price of weapons, of gold, of carts and horses, kept rising, but the value of paper money and city articles kept falling, so that by midday there were instances of carters removing valuable goods, such as cloth, and receiving in payment a half of what they carted, while peasant horses were fetching five hundred rubles each, and furniture, mirrors, and bronzes were being given away for nothing.
Close in-breeding without the infusion of new blood is probably the cause of the decrease in their numbers at the present day, specimens being more difficult to procure and fetching much higher prices than they did formerly, at least in England and in France.
Raymond Wellsted (Travels to the City of the Caliphs, p. 173, Lond., 1840) distinguishes two kinds of frankincense - " Meaty," selling at $4 per cwt., and an inferior article fetching 20% less.
But Matarigvan was feigned to have brought Agni, fire, and "the fetching of the god was designated by the same verb mathnami as the proper earthly boring" of the firestick.
Fetching water clear and sweet, Stop, dear maiden, I entreat--
In the case of some of these legends - as those of Sunah-Sepha, and the fetching of Soma from heaven - we can even see how they have grown out of germs contained in some of the Vedic hymns.
Arrived in heaven, Pegasus served Zeus, fetching for him his thunder and lightning (Hesiod, Theog.
Tikhon, who at first did rough work, laying campfires, fetching water, flaying dead horses, and so on, soon showed a great liking and aptitude for partisan warfare.
6 Steinthal goes on: "Thus the fetching of Agni became a robbery of the fire, and the pramatha (fire-stick) a robber.
He stepped around her, smiling down at her in a fetching kind of way.