I go to the courts nearly every day, and hang about chief clerks' and judges' chambers; and go to the theatre once a week with the "paper" supplied to the office. Do I call this a profession? No, merely a stop-gap which allows me to live and wait for something to turn up.

The man was about to make some stop-gap reply. He checked himself. "It's this way Bobby," he explained carefully. "The logs are cut 'way up the river ever so far and then they float down the river. Now, everybody has logs in the river Mr. Proctor and Mr. Heinzman and Mr. Welton and lots of people, and they're all mixed up together.

It must be the horn! "Well," shouted Culhane finally, as a stop-gap to all this, "isn't any one going to blow that thing? Do you mean to tell me that I'm hauling all of you around, with not a man among you able to blow a dinky little horn? What's the use of my keeping a lot of fancy vehicles in my barn when all I have to deal with is a lot of shoe salesmen and floorwalkers? Hell!

In that case he must look out for an heir, and could regard himself simply as a stop-gap among the Carburys. In that case he could never enjoy the luxury of doing the best he could with the property in order that a son of his own might enjoy it. Now Sir Felix was the next heir. Roger was hampered by no entail, and could leave every acre of the property as he pleased.

As the stone which has been kicked by generations of clowns may come by curious little links of effect under the eyes of a scholar, through whose labors it may at last fix the date of invasions and unlock religions, so a bit of ink and paper which has long been an innocent wrapping or stop-gap may at last be laid open under the one pair of eyes which have knowledge enough to turn it into the opening of a catastrophe.

The facts as I read them show plainly that there was a complete abnegation of policy or purpose on the part of the British Government, that Gordon was then sent as a sort of stop-gap, and that when it was revealed that he had strong views and clear plans, not at all in harmony with those who sent him, it was thought, by the Ministers who had not the courage to recall him, very inconsiderate and insubordinate of him to remain at his post and to refuse all the hints given him, that he ought to resign unless he would execute a sauve qui peut sort of retreat to the frontier.

"And you come to get me because you cannot get her. This is certainly a new position altogether. I am to be a stop-gap." "Please remember that I proposed the same thing the other day." Eustacia again remained in a sort of stupefied silence. What curious feeling was this coming over her?

"This is all so new ... I know so little ... and am working with such pitifully inadequate instrumentation However, we have months of time yet, and if I am unable to arrive at a conclusion before arrival I don't mean a rigorous analysis, of course, but merely a stop-gap, empirical, pragmatic solution we will simply remain in orbit around that sun until I do."

On the following day Ollivier and his colleagues resigned office. Their position had become untenable, though little if any responsibility attached to them respecting the military operations. The Minister of War, General Dejean, had been merely a stop-gap, appointed to carry out the measures agreed upon before his predecessor, Marshal Le Boeuf, had gone to the front as Major General of the army.

"You ridiculous boy!" she said; but that was only a stop-gap, and Longfellow added another by coming to a stand opposite a vast obstruction of building material half damming the white road. "What are you doing here building more additions?" she asked. "No," said Tom. "It is a new plant a pipe foundry." "Don't tell me we are going to have more neighbors in Paradise," she said in mock concern.