A very pretty girl bartered a heart as clear as crystal, and which seemed her most valuable possession, for another jewel of the same kind, but so worn and defaced
as to be utterly worthless.
The interval between the two was filled with resin, which had, in some degree, defaced
the colors of the interior box.
Amelie rose, took an easel which stood near hers, carried it to a distance from the noble group, and placed it close to a board partition which separated the studio from the extreme end of the attic, where all broken casts, defaced
canvases and the winter supply of wood were kept.
That gravel page upon which I might have read so much has been long ere this smudged by the rain and defaced
by the clogs of curious peasants.
They were canopied, alter-shaped, and plain; their carvings being defaced
and broken; their brasses torn from the matrices, the rivet-holes remaining like martin-holes in a sandcliff.
Day after day and night after night we have wandered among the crumbling wonders of Rome; day after day and night after night we have fed upon the dust and decay of five-and-twenty centuries--have brooded over them by day and dreampt of them by night till sometimes we seemed moldering away ourselves, and growing defaced
and cornerless, and liable at any moment to fall a prey to some antiquary and be patched in the legs, and "restored" with an unseemly nose, and labeled wrong and dated wrong, and set up in the Vatican for poets to drivel about and vandals to scribble their names on forever and forevermore.
She rummaged in a bureau, and presently she produced a photograph of a woman, shamefully defaced
and mutilated with a knife.
No gory heaps of tortured dead defaced
the beauty of the scarlet sward.
At sight of his beloved paintwork thus defaced
, he jumped up and shook his fist at the fishermen; but a second bullet smashed into the cabin not six inches from his head, and he dropped down to the deck under cover of the rail.
Many of the old rags and ribbons which defaced
the garment of philosophy have been stripped off, but some of them still adhere.
The faces, shriveled and defaced
, bore no likeness to the faces of men.
He found the pit bottom carpeted with human bones, among which, battered and defaced
, lay village gods of wood and stone.
An Old Mortality, say rather an Immortality, with unwearied patience and faith making plain the image engraven in men's bodies, the God of whom they are but defaced
and leaning monuments.
Nothing else could be noted about the man except that, as they had lifted his body, they had seen underneath it the white gleam of a shirt-front defaced
with a red gleam of blood.
For each man sees his own life defaced
and disfigured, as the life of man is not, to his imagination.