Lucinda sat upon the upset kitchen stove and stared, and Jane leaned against the kitchen dresser
and smiled; but neither of them made any remark.
The floor is covered with smashed crockery from the dresser.
Con- trasting vividly with this ruin was the neat dresser, stained in the fashion, pale green, and with a number of copper and tin vessels below it, the wallpaper imitating blue and white tiles, and a couple of coloured supplements fluttering from the walls above the kitchen range.
They both spoke to the dingy dresser by name, calling him Parkinson, and asking for the lady as Miss Aurora Rome.
The dresser went round the room, pulling out looking-glasses and pushing them in again, his dingy dark coat and trousers looking all the more dismal since he was still holding the festive fairy spear of King Oberon.
The groundwork of the arrangement was the family dresser
, which, with its shining handles, and finger-marks, and domestic evidences thick upon it, stood importantly in front, over the tails of the shaft-horses, in its erect and natural position, like some Ark of the Covenant that they were bound to carry reverently.
The clock ticked above the dresser
, a piece of charred wood fell now and then in the stove, and the faint sharp scent of the geraniums mingled with the odour of Ethan's smoke, which began to throw a blue haze about the lamp and to hang its greyish cobwebs in the shadowy corners of the room.
Splendid enamels gleamed here and there on carved chests; a boar's head in faience crowned a magnificent dresser
, whose two shelves announced that the mistress of the house was the wife or widow of a knight banneret.
Every object was in its place: the table, the chairs, the plates ranged on the dresser
I saw iron ladles, pans full of white sand, files with white metal left glittering in their teeth, molds of plaster of Paris, bags containing the same material in powder, a powerful machine with the name and use of which I was theoretically not unacquainted, white metal in a partially-fused state, bottles of aquafortis, dies scattered over a dresser
, crucibles, sandpaper, bars of metal, and edged tools in plenty, of the strangest construction.
There was no furniture, save a single long dresser
covered with coarse crockery, and a number of wooden benches and trestles, the legs of which sank deeply into the soft clay floor, while the only light, save that of the fire, was furnished by three torches stuck in sockets on the wall, which flickered and crackled, giving forth a strong resinous odor.
Delicate Cousin Annetta standing at the dresser
, with a big loaf of bread beside her and a big platterful of cold, boiled pork in front of her; and Annetta was hacking off great chunks, like Dan there, and gobbling them down as if she was starving.
was the useless aspiration that escaped him, as he doggedly seated himself on the dresser
to wait till Sir Patrick's departure set him free.
When they were all lying ready on the dresser
, an idea occurred to her as she was about to gather them up.
When he had sat for some little time, attentive to the ticking of the sober clock, he ventured to glance curiously at the dresser
, and there, among the plates and dishes, were Barbara's little work-box with a sliding lid to shut in the balls of cotton, and Barbara's prayer-book, and Barbara's hymn-book, and Barbara's Bible.