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Master Wind, passing through the tree-tops, had set every leaf a-whispering and nid-nodding to its gossips, -- just as the peddler on his way through the village at home stirs all the women-folk to chattering about the latest news from the whole countryside.
The rod top was nid-nodding sweetly, the hand gently turning the reel handle, the fish held and guided.
She must have been a woman of strong nerves to have borne the sight of such stupendous head-gears as those in which her attendants are nid-nodding over herself and baby, or to have supported the weight of that which she wears by way of night-cap.
"Hee-hee!" now broke in an octogenarian treble, that seemed to come from high up in the head of Uncle Issy, the bass-viol player; "But cast your eyes, good friends, 'pon a little slip o' heart's delight down in the nave, and mark the flowers 'pon the bonnet nid-nodding like bees in a bell, with unspeakable thoughts."
Phronsie sat on the lower berth, her sleepy little legs dangling over the edge, and her sleepy little head going nid-nodding, despite all her efforts to keep herself awake.