It is home to Papa Pilgrim, a literal-minded, self-fashioned prophet; his wife, Country Rose; and their 15 dutiful children.
She had meant the speech as a jeer, but literal-minded Lydia Sessions welcomed its suggestion.
This seems to some of us a literal-minded, Western way of interpreting an Oriental metaphor.
Charlie, also literal-minded and still after the foot, echoed Rachel, "You bet your life it is."
"Never had any, ma'am," said Uncle Mo, literal-minded from constitutional good-faith.
But Mary was a literal-minded monkey and thought she was referring to quotations from books superior to the ones she used.
His style was bombastic and diffuse, and like them, he was superficial and literal-minded.
"You don't look like her daughter," remarked Betty, who was literal-minded to a fault.
And to make it worse, Marilda is the most literal-minded girl.