How to use On-about in a sentence
Morning dawned on about three inches of snowfall and it was still coming down.
He didn't even prattle on about some alleged personal experiences in a diamond mine in Africa, a search for gold or other such nonsense he was expected to resurrect or invent.
As he began to ramble on about Mrs. Langstrom's cooking, Mrs. Lincoln jumped down and stood on hind legs, stretching up the young man's pant leg.
He glanced back at Fred, who had again closed his eyes and was prattling on about the best ways to "case" the storage facility.
All the time she was eating, Gladys prattled on about her magnificent dreams of the snow-covered landscape of faraway planets and the lustful urges of their alien inhabitants.Advertisement
Fred prattled on about a mystery where something similar had occurred but Dean paid him no attention as he glanced through the newspaper.
They took their leave with her following them to the door, babbling on about unrelated subjects.
But then, he was dead on about my intent, too.
Except to pretend like you don't know what's up and go on about your duties.
The sky is almost constantly overcast, and rain falls, mostly in a drizzle and in frequent showers, on about 250 days in the year.Advertisement
Rich annual displays of meteors have often been remarked on about the 10th of August, directed from Perseus, but they do not appear to have exhibited periodical maxima of great strength.
There was a brilliant exhibition of meteors on the 10th of April 1803, and in other years meteors have been very abundant on about the 19th to the 21st of April, shooting from a radiant a few degrees south-west of a Lyrae.
European scholars have inferred from astronomical dates that its composition was going on about 1400 B.C. But these dates are themselves given in writings of later origin, and might have been calculated backwards.
The rebels were defeated in May in a desperate battle at Cartagena; and continuous fighting went on about Panama, where British marines had to be landed to protect foreign interests.
Twothirds of the days of the year are cloudy; on about 208 days in the year it rains or snows; the normal rainfall is 88.1 in., the extreme recorded rainfall (in 1886) is 140.26 in.Advertisement
These were the commentaries on the whole of the Hebrew Bible and on about thirty treatises of the Talmud.
She'll go on and on about how ugly she is.
She was prattling on about the planet Zzz where some arch villain who closely resembled Jerome Shipton, was to meet his due while climbing an icy cliff, in hot pursuit of a fair maiden whom Dean took to be a greatly slimmed down version of the author.
Indeed, some gutter level tabloids are still harking on about Fergie being pushed out this summer.
We have an inkling of what Marx was on about.Advertisement
And so opines this commentator, wittering on about press coverage of this minuscule event in the life of the continent.
Never mind that the ancient pagans would not have known what you were on about - you are not talking to them.
I just prattled on about whatever was in my head at the time.
I sat on a panel in the graveyard slot on Saturday morning, waffling on about public service broadcasting.
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After we put the phone down Philip said " what on earth was she going on about stripy tights for?
Challenge of the day is to call someone a Jim Dandy and see if anyone has any idea wat you're on about!
There is some pretty weird logic going on about this.
In 1397 he was made archdeacon of Dorset by Richard Mitford, bishop of Salisbury, but litigation was still going on about it in the papal court till the 27th of June 1399, when the pope extinguished the suit, imposing perpetual silence on Nicholas Bubwith, master of the rolls, his opponent.
So close was the fighting that most of the 20,000 casualties lay on about 2 sq.Advertisement
I understood a good deal of what was going on about me.
Cargo handling thames hotels takes place on about 100 riverside wharves between Deptford and Canvey Island as well as at enclosed docks at Tilbury.
Every one bangs on about what a cult sixties film it was, but it was utter drivel.
People do go on about Korea and Japan, but we have nearly as many new spanking great stadiums in this country.
Debate still goes on about the 20-day standstill rule, which is applied differently in England & Wales, compared to Scotland.Advertisement
Leave your personal stereo off - they stop you being aware of what 's going on about you.
Put three stiches on about 1/3 of the needles used, there will be 2 stiches on the last 2 needles.
After we put the phone down Philip said what on earth was she going on about stripy tights for?
There is a lot of discussion going on about the new role of the teacher in a high-tech classroom.
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Please don't drone on and on about your new girlfriend like you always do.
I can't stand to hear him prate on and on about his new hobby.
Quentin almost fell alseep as his dull teacher continued to prate on about the history of the Civil War.
I was not interested in listening to the car salesman prate on about extra features I could not afford, so I left.
Shawn rudely turned and left when his nagging wife continued to prate on about his shortcomings.Advertisement
The hair is white on about 2/3 of the shaft, and then a darker color on the upper third.
While you don't want to go on about yourself in a card to a newlywed couple, you can dispense words of wisdom for a wedding card based on personal experiences.
He proclaimed his love for Shanna and went on about his broken heart.
Anyway, the two went on and on about how they exchanged their (reportedly) tequila soaked "I Do's" in Mexico.
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Swelling of the glands reaches a maximum on about the second day and usually disappears by the seventh day.
To select a turkey, plan on about one pound per person.
Located on about 625 acres in Arlington, Virginia, Arlington National Cemetery was established in 1864.
Although it is so much a part of cultural mythology as to seem true, Irish red hair is only seen on about 4 percent of the population of Ireland.
You have provided a lot of detail about your professional life and experience, without going on and on about your life story.
They may choose to accept their new body as it is and go on about their lives.
Have your child trace his hand on about 15 to 20 pieces of green paper.
Follow the instructions on About Family Crafts to create a colorful wreath made from scraps of ribbon.
Go on about your day as if you're wearing a normal pair of sneakers.
Put the oven on about 200 degrees and let the apples slowly dry out.
Matt and Natalie - Though Matt laments on and on about how he isn't attracted to Natalie and how he thinks she's less than intelligent, he has no problem making out and engaging in other amorous activities with her.
Applicants who try to impress casting directors by going on and on about their litany of achievements typically don't go far in the application process.
Perhaps the novel The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966) by Heinlein was the inspiration behind that plan.We can go on and on about science fiction and innovation.