The other adornment
was the portrait of old Colonel Pyncheon, at two thirds length, representing the stern features of a Puritanic-looking personage, in a skull-cap, with a laced band and a grizzly beard; holding a Bible with one hand, and in the other uplifting an iron sword-hilt.
By degrees the enchantress had clothed herself with that magic adornment
which she assumed and threw aside at will; that is to say, beauty, meekness, and tears--and above all, the irresistible attraction of mystical voluptuousness, the most devouring of all voluptuousness.
There is no going back; and, as bad luck would have it, our civilization, which has done so much for the comfort and adornment
of our bodies and the elevation of our minds, has made lawful killing frightfully and needlessly expensive.
But it was in the adornment
of the fair person of his dark-complexioned spouse that the tailors of the fleet had evinced the gaiety of their national taste.
of all India, heave to, or I'll bang every toe off your forefoot
But let me see all," said Ginevra, to whom Luigi had made a mystery of the adornment
of the rooms.
She wore a red ribbon in her hair, and was the only one of the white company who could boast of such a pronounced adornment
The monument to the doge Giovanni Pesaro, in this church, is a curiosity in the way of mortuary adornment
They forgot that the frightened face and the figure could not be altered, and that however they might change the setting and adornment
of that face, it would still remain piteous and plain.
Across all her imaginative adornment
of those whom she loved, there darted now and then a keen discernment, which was not without a scorching quality.
I remember her speaking of my smile, telling me it was my one adornment
, and taking it from me, so to speak, for a moment to let me see how she looked in it; she delighted to make sport of me when she was in a wayward mood, and to show me all my ungainly tricks of voice and gesture, exaggerated and glorified in her entrancing self, like a star calling to the earth: "See, I will show you how you hobble round," and always there was a challenge to me in her eyes to stop her if I dared, and upon them, when she was most audacious, lay a sweet mist.
A seal-skin sack, cap, and mittens, with a glimpse of scarlet at the throat, and the pretty curls tied up with a bright velvet of the same colour, completed the external adornment
, making her look like a robin redbreast wintry, yet warm.
His coat would hardly have passed muster in San Francisco; his foot-gear was not of urban origin, and the hat that lay by him on the floor (he was the only one uncovered) was such that if one had considered it as an article of mere personal adornment
he would have missed its meaning.
In the porch she found a crowd of little girls, all more or less gaily attired in whites and blues and pinks, and all staring with curious eyes at this stranger in their midst, with her extraordinary head adornment
Genestas was again surprised when he entered the doctor's room, a bare-looking apartment with no adornment
on the walls save an old- fashioned wall-paper of a yellowish tint with a pattern of brown roses over it; the color had gone in patches here and there.