One bright afternoon, a gig, gaily bedizened with streamers
, was observed to shove off from the side of one of the French frigates, and pull directly for our gangway.
The beasts were hung with jeweled trappings and saddlepads of gay silk, embroidered in fanciful designs with strings of diamonds, pearls, rubies, emeralds, and the countless unnamed jewels of Mars, while from each chariot rose a dozen standards from which streamers
, flags, and pennons fluttered in the breeze.
I should like the hearse to be followed by a long string of empty coaches, and I should like the horses to wear tall nodding plumes, and there should be a vast number of mutes with long streamers
on their hats.
The lightning, darting and flashing through the blackness, showed wildly waving branches, whipping streamers
and bending trunks.
The king closed the door with his own hands, and began to walk up and down his apartment at a furious pace, like a wounded bull in an arena, trailing from his horn the colored streamers
and the iron darts.
Right merry were these Fair days at Nottingham, when the green before the great town gate was dotted with booths standing in rows, with tents of many-colored canvas, hung about with streamers
and garlands of flowers, and the folk came from all the countryside, both gentle and common.
And at that moment, though the day was still, a light gust of wind blowing over the army slightly stirred the streamers
on the lances and the unfolded standards fluttered against their staffs.
I found her to be high and mighty, chiefly, I think, because she now wore a nurse's cap with streamers, of which the little creature was ludicrously proud.
That she pretended it was a real cap, with real streamers, when she knew Mary had made the whole thing out of a muslin blind.
Swiftly she rose toward the clouds, racing with the scudding streamers
of the storm-swept fragments, and a moment later she was swallowed by the dense masses billowing above.
of garments fluttered from fire-escapes.
Putting on the new suit of blue flannel, prettily trimmed with white, and the little sailor-hat with long streamers
, diverted her mind from the approaching trial, till a shrill whistle reminded her that her uncle was waiting.
When the sun began to hang low, sending great fan-like streamers
of radiance up to the zenith, we foregathered in a tiny, sequestered valley, full of young green fern, lying in the shadow of a wooded hill.
Torn clouds, whipped to ragged streamers
, fled low above the tree tops.
The light cart in which the Brigand usually made his perambulations being gaily dressed with flags and streamers
, and the Brigand placed therein, contemplating the miniature of his beloved as usual, Nell was accommodated with a seat beside him, decorated with artificial flowers, and in this state and ceremony rode slowly through the town every morning, dispersing handbills from a basket, to the sound of drum and trumpet.