you might get some of the glass in your feet, ma'am," insisted the young woman, picking up bits of the broken vase that were scattered upon the carpet
It was a large, stately apartment, with purple chairs and curtains, a Turkey carpet
, walnut-panelled walls, one vast window rich in slanted glass, and a lofty ceiling, nobly moulded.
A small, husky sob came from behind a pile of carpets
Yet somehow it's pleasant as we stumble in the dark to think of our Senora in that long room with a shiny floor and all that lot of glass at the end, sitting on that divan, you call it, covered with carpets
as if expecting a king indeed.
There would be tables wrapped up in sacking; rolls of carpets
thick and vertical like fragments of columns, the gleam of white mar- ble tops in the dimness of the drawn blinds.
Yet we have heard discoursing of carpets
, with the air "d'un mouton qui reve," fellows who should not and who could not be entrusted with the management of their own moustaches.
There were no carpets
and no signs of any furniture above the ground floor, while the plaster was peeling off the walls, and the damp was breaking through in green, unhealthy blotches.
Well, last Monday evening I was taking a stroll down that way, when I met an empty van coming up the lane, and saw a pile of carpets
and things lying about on the grass-plot beside the porch.
I observed that carpets
were spread from the pier- head to his carriage for him to walk on, though I have seen him walk there without any carpet
when he was not on business.
But the head of the department was called away to the telephone, and in her mind the splendid promise of the carpets
and the irk of the pocket-book were thrust aside by a greater doubt and anxiety.
They have carpets
in every room and ice-cream Sundays.
What causes respectable parents to take up their carpets
, set their houses topsy-turvy, and spend a fifth of their year's income in ball suppers and iced champagne?
It being Sunday, the four were free from work, and they had come early, to work harder than on any week day, washing walls and windows, scrubbing floors, laying carpets
and linoleum, hanging curtains, setting up the stove, putting the kitchen utensils and dishes away, and placing the furniture.
You don't walk upon flowers in fact; you cannot be allowed to walk upon flowers in carpets
Sam was sitting with his eyes fixed upon the dust-heap outside the next gate to that by which the groom had disappeared, profoundly turning over in his mind the difficulties of his present undertaking, when the gate opened, and a female servant came out into the lane to shake some bedside carpets