Ranged on benches down the sides of the room, the eighty girls sat motionless and erect; a quaint
assemblage they appeared, all with plain locks combed from their faces, not a curl visible; in brown dresses, made high and surrounded by a narrow tucker about the throat, with little pockets of holland (shaped something like a Highlander's purse) tied in front of their frocks, and destined to serve the purpose of a work- bag: all, too, wearing woollen stockings and country-made shoes, fastened with brass buckles.
We accordingly went up a wonderful old staircase; with a balustrade so broad that we might have gone up that, almost as easily; and into a shady old drawing-room, lighted by some three or four of the quaint
windows I had looked up at from the street: which had old oak seats in them, that seemed to have come of the same trees as the shining oak floor, and the great beams in the ceiling.
The next morning found miles and miles of grassy avenues spread thick with snowy salt and sugar, and a procession of those quaint
sleighs waiting to receive the chief concubine of the gaiest and most unprincipled court that France has ever seen!
Lastly, I have scarcely spoken of the domestic and family customs of the Kukuanas, many of which are exceedingly quaint
, or of their proficiency in the art of smelting and welding metals.
Richard Twining bubbled over with quaint
absurdities, and George Road, conscious that he need not exhibit a brilliancy which was almost a by-word, opened his mouth only to put food into it.
He spoke with solemnity, and his colossal, misshapen nose made what he said very quaint
Much, no doubt, will strike the reader as quaint
and limited but upon much the writer may not unreasonably plume himself.
The neighbourhood of Pangbourne, where the quaint
little Swan Inn stands, must be as familiar to the HABITUES of the Art Exhibitions as it is to its own inhabitants.
His hair had evidently been hastily brushed smooth in front of the temples, but stuck up behind in quaint
I spoke it even to the quaint
character whom I borrowed his books from, and who might almost have come out of his books.
Still, we have no right to feel grieved, for we have had enough of the history of the Land of Oz to fill six story books, and from its quaint
people and their strange adventures we have been able to learn many useful and amusing things.
Kingsport is a quaint
old town, hearking back to early Colonial days, and wrapped in its ancient atmosphere, as some fine old dame in garments fashioned like those of her youth.
Button-Bright was at first rather shy with the quaint
Pumpkinhead, but Jack's face was so jolly and smiling--being carved that way--that the boy soon grew to like him.
The gray hair was arranged in rows of little quaint
old-fashioned curls on either side of the head, under a plain lace cap.
They will know of the saloon only in the pages of history, and they will think of the saloon as a quaint
old custom similar to bull-baiting and the burning of witches.