They had a gay time, for Mrs. Trent was very bright and chatty, and her husband had a fund of small-talk.
A crisis was expected—but Lady Harriet's small-talk did not suffer.
The Clubbers, truth to tell, were by now disposed to leave oratory and the uplift for small-talk and tea.
All his smiles and flow of small-talk had suddenly deserted him.
small-talk was forgotten, heads were craned forward, and all eyes were fixed upon the players.
George had met her once in the way of small-talk at her father's house.
Many remedies were suggested, some no doubt well worth trying, others dealing too much maybe in small-talk of acids and alkalis.
Now, when the Captain found himself alone for a quarter of an hour with Alice, he had plenty of subjects for small-talk.
Fortunately too, when the interval came, she was full of small-talk.
small-talk, it seemed, was not an art cultivated in any great measure by the lower orders in the employment of Earl Dorm.