Now she knew what Reconstruction meant, knew as well as if the house were ringed about by naked savages, squatting in breech clouts.
They were completely fearless of wild horses, shooting affrays and the indignation of their neighbors, but they had a wholesome fear of their red-haired mother’s outspoken remarks and the riding crop that she did not scruple to lay across their breeches.
But if it’s to buy a new pair of breeches for Ashley Wilkes, I fear I must decline to lend it.
Nineteen years old, six feet two inches tall, long of bone and hard of muscle, with sunburned faces and deep auburn hair, their eyes merry and arrogant, their bodies clothed in identical blue coats and mustard-colored breeches, they were as much alike as two bolls of cotton.
Reluctantly he slid out of his hiding place, a giant ragged figure, bare-footed, clad in denim breeches and a blue Union uniform jacket that was far too short and tight for his big frame.
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It was a difficult breech birth.
The rocket is breech-loaded and a two-person team can fire it six times a minute.