There were many rumors, some of which have vaguely drifted down to the present time, how that appearances indicated violence; that there were the marks of fingers on his throat, and the print of a bloody hand on his plaited
ruff; and that his peaked beard was dishevelled, as if it had been fiercely clutched and pulled.
He rode, not a mule, like his companion, but a strong hackney for the road, to save his gallant war-horse, which a squire led behind, fully accoutred for battle, with a chamfrom or plaited
head-piece upon his bead, having a short spike projecting from the front.
But Thumbelina could not sleep that night; so she got out of bed, and plaited
a great big blanket of straw, and carried it off, and spread it over the dead bird, and piled upon it thistle-down as soft as cotton-wool, which she had found in the field-mouse's room, so that the poor little thing should lie warmly buried.
The grass was short and green, and there were clothes-props cut from bracken stems, with lines of plaited
rushes, and a heap of tiny clothes pins--but no pocket-handkerchiefs!
His hair suffered to attain to a great length, is carefully combed out, and either left to fall carelessly over his shoulders, or plaited
neatly and tied up in otter skins, or parti-colored ribands.
The car itself was made with plaited
bands of gold and silver, and it had a double top-rail running all round it.
His tottering steps were supported by a long slim staff, resembling the wand with which a theatrical magician appears on the stage, and in one hand he carried a freshly plaited
fan of the green leaflets of the cocoanut tree.
The long black hair was plaited
on his head, failing away, so as to expose his high forehead and piercing eyes.
They allowed it to grow to a great length and were very proud and careful of it, sometimes wearing it plaited
, sometimes wound round the head in fanciful tresses.
When the yelpings grew too loud Kotuko lazily rolled off the sleeping-bench, and picked up a whip with an eighteen-inch handle of springy whalebone, and twenty-five feet of heavy, plaited
I was glad to observe that she wore her own hair, plaited
in thick braids against the back of her head, instead of the uncomely thing they call a waterfall, which is about as much like a waterfall as a canvas-covered ham is like a cataract.
Add to this a plaited
tucker, knots of ribbon on her shoes--and that the stripes of her petticoat ran horizontally instead of vertically, and a thousand other enormities which shocked good taste.
Great trees now shaded all but the centre of the road, and a mountain stream, so shallow and so swift that it plaited
itself into strands as it ran, raced along the edge.
Happily Rosamond did not think of committing any desperate act: she plaited
her fair hair as beautifully as usual, and kept herself proudly calm.
These were so long that they reached to his feet, and both the hair and the beard were carefully plaited
into many braids, and the end of each braid fastened with a bow of colored ribbon.