They came in vaunting and vainglorious style; displaying
five Cheyenne scalps, the trophies of their vengeance.
As if anxious to remain unperceived amongst their overtopping sisters, two or three "finished" ships floated low, with an air of straining at the leash of their level headfasts, exposing to view their cleared decks and covered hatches, prepared to drop stern first out of the labouring ranks, displaying
the true comeliness of form which only her proper sea-trim gives to a ship.
There you might have seen a throng of young females, not filled with envyings of each other's charms, nor displaying
the ridiculous affectations of gentility, nor yet moving in whalebone corsets, like so many automatons, but free, inartificially happy, and unconstrained.
The knotty point was, however, soon decided; and, on the appointed day, the brotherhood marched in great state, displaying
sundry banners and mysterious symbols, each man with a little mimic apron before him, from a most cunningly contrived apartment in the garret of the “Bold Dragoon,” an inn kept by one Captain Hollister, to the site of the intended edifice.
Norris, in promoting gaieties for her nieces, assisting their toilets, displaying
their accomplishments, and looking about for their future husbands, had so much to do as, in addition to all her own household cares, some interference in those of her sister, and Mrs.
Hayward seemed to take a delight in displaying
his ignorance, self-satisfaction, and wrongheadedness.
A fifth group, displaying
the profundity of their strategic perceptions, discussed the direction the troops would now have to take.