In spite of his old green damask dressing-gown and the bareness of the room in which he sat, where the floor
was covered with a shabby tapestry in place of carpet, and the walls were hung with tavern-paper presenting the profiles of Louis XVI.
But the good champion Ethelred, now entering within the door, was sore enraged and amazed to perceive no signal of the maliceful hermit; but, in the stead thereof, a dragon of a scaly and prodigious demeanour, and of a fiery tongue, which sate in guard before a palace of gold, with a floor
of silver; and upon the wall there hung a shield of shining brass with this legend enwritten--
The sternness of his countenance gave place to a look of wild amazement, if not horror, while he recoiled several steps from the figure and let fall his sword upon the floor
A large open fireplace, with rusty dogs in it, and a bare boarded floor
; at the far end, fleeces of wool stacked up; in the middle of the floor
, some empty corn-bags.
Nearly the whole sum mentioned by Monsieur Mignaud, the banker, was discovered, in bags, upon the floor
Natasha was sitting on the floor
of her dismantled room with dresses, ribbons, and scarves strewn all about her, gazing fixedly at the floor
and holding in her hands the old ball dress
The two before him saw that he was naked beneath the coat which he threw upon the floor
and then he slipped quickly from the trousers and stood there clothed only in his loin cloth.
As for the once-desolate and disused ground floor
of the building, it was now transformed, by means of splendid dining-rooms, reception-rooms, billiard-rooms, and smoking-rooms, into a palace by itself.
He saw the rags rise higher and higher above him until at last they tumbled upon the floor
from the body of a naked man--a thin, a bony, a hideous caricature of man, that mouthed and mummed and, wabbling upon its weak and shaking legs, crumpled to the floor
again, still laughing--laughing horribly.
Iceland Sailor I don't like your floor
, maty; it's too springy to my taste.
Meantime, heedless of all these things, the men upon the floor
were going about their work.
The door of the cavern was big enough to roll a hogshead in, and on one side of the door the floor
stuck out a little bit, and was flat and a good place to build a fire on.
But they soon got used to it; and they used to think it great fun to watch Jip, the dog, sweeping his tail over the floor
with a rag tied onto it for a broom.
The smoke rolls thicker and thicker the fire has caught upon the floor
below O, for one drought of the air of heaven, were it to be purchased by instant annihilation
This is the court style, and I found it to be more than matter of form: for, upon my admittance two days after my arrival, I was commanded to crawl upon my belly, and lick the floor
as I advanced; but, on account of my being a stranger, care was taken to have it made so clean, that the dust was not offensive.