Before he can turn round that old bat up there will have him trimmed to a finish.
My old bat has always been a trier, but of late it has been manifestly past its work.
That old bat of a Stubbard has got scent of a rat, and is hunting about the farm-houses.
He ran down to the landing-stage, having given his old bat and third best fishing-rod to his brother to occupy his attention.
"I'd rather give it to you than to that old bat," said the innkeeper, closing the stable door and pushing in the bolt.
He nodded toward his wife, who stood at some distance talking earnestly with Old Bat.
Had a room with another boy in an old bat roost over beyond the Wells Street bridge.