It had been wrought, as was easy to perceive, with wonderful skill of needlework; and the stitch (as I am assured by ladies conversant
with such mysteries) gives evidence of a now forgotten art, not to be discovered even by the process of picking out the threads.
He had been with Malbihn for a year, and so was fairly conversant
with the character of the white.
Milady, on the contrary, was quite conversant
with all aristocratic intrigues, amid which she had constantly lived for five or six years.
Dantes employed it in manoeuvring his yacht round the island, studying it as a skilful horseman would the animal he destined for some important service, till at the end of that time he was perfectly conversant
with its good and bad qualities.
He took this Indian into his family, and by constant intercourse with him soon become sufficiently conversant
with the vocabulary and construction of the language to translate the ten commandments, the Lord's prayer, and several passages of Scripture, besides composing exhortations and prayers.
His long residence among their cousins, the Upper Nez Perces, had made him conversant
with their language, modes of expression, and all their habitudes.
I had heard it uttered between two thick, red-necked fellows of the semi-nautical type at the Fenchurch Street Railway-station, where, in those days, the everyday male crowd was attired in jerseys and pilot-cloth mostly, and had the air of being more conversant
with the times of high- water than with the times of the trains.
I am well conversant
with the Trojans, for old warrior though I am I never hold back by the ships, but I never yet saw or heard of such horses as these are.
If the reader has not observed ere this that I was the declared admirer of Miss Fayaway, all I can say is that he is little conversant
with affairs of the heart, and I certainly shall not trouble myself to enlighten him any farther.
Each likens it - not to the voice of an individual of any nation with whose language he is conversant
- but the converse.
In Russia we Orthodox folk DO go bail for one another, but in this case I thought it must have been done by some English stranger who was not conversant
with the ways of the country.
Astor, as one conversant
in this branch of trade, for information that might point out a way to remedy the evil.
The worthy magistrate who had been conversant
with all degrees and qualities of mankind, could not but perceive every motion and gesture of the distinguished Feathertop came in its proper place; nothing had been left rude or native in him; a well-digested conventionalism had incorporated itself thoroughly with his substance and transformed him into a work of art.
A few words, in explanation, will here be necessary for such of our readers as are not conversant
with the details of aerostation.
The little account, about which we quarreled and finally parted, cannot, in any item, be thought overcharged, by gentlemen really conversant
with the nature of the business.