1 And as that famous great tierce is mystically carved in front, so the whale's vast plaited forehead forms innumerable strange devices for the emblematical adornment of his wondrous tun.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 77. The Great Heidelburgh Tun.
2 Directly in front of the corpse Chingachgook was placed, without arms, paint or adornment of any sort, except the bright blue blazonry of his race, that was indelibly impressed on his naked bosom.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperGet Context In CHAPTER 33
3 The estate had formerly belonged to a gentleman of opulence and taste, who had bestowed some considerable attention to the adornment of his grounds.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher StoweGet Context In CHAPTER XXXII
4 No graceful little adornment, no fanciful little device, however trivial, anywhere expressed her influence.
Hard Times By Charles DickensGet Context In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II
5 The night was fast closing in, when he returned homeward: laden with flowers which he had culled, with peculiar care, for the adornment of the sick chamber.
Oliver Twist By Charles DickensGet Context In CHAPTER XXXIV
6 Nay, then, wear it, if it suit you better," rejoined he, "A woman must needs follow her own fancy touching the adornment of her person.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneGet Context In XIV. HESTER AND THE PHYSICIAN
7 They forgot that the frightened face and the figure could not be altered, and that however they might change the setting and adornment of that face, it would still remain piteous and plain.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
8 Their sister Silvia tamed him to her rule, and lavished her care on his adornment, twining his antlers with delicate garlands, and combed his wild coat and washed him in the clear spring.
9 To examine and arrange these things gave Amy great satisfaction, especially the jewel cases, in which on velvet cushions reposed the ornaments which had adorned a belle forty years ago.
Little Women By Louisa May AlcottGet Context In CHAPTER NINETEEN
10 A chanting cherub adorned the cover of the sugar bucket, and attempts to portray Romeo and Juliet supplied kindling for some time.
Little Women By Louisa May AlcottGet Context In CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX
11 Now it was not only shut, but locked, and yesterday's mud still adorned the steps.
Little Women By Louisa May AlcottGet Context In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
12 Among the many pillows that adorned the venerable couch was one, hard, round, covered with prickly horsehair, and furnished with a knobby button at each end.
Little Women By Louisa May AlcottGet Context In CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO
13 A stout Frenchman, who knew the Emperor, came to indulge his mania for dancing, and Lady de Jones, a British matron, adorned the scene with her little family of eight.
Little Women By Louisa May AlcottGet Context In CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN
14 One of the captivating children, who seem made to be kissed and cuddled, adorned and adored like little goddesses, and produced for general approval on all festive occasions.
Little Women By Louisa May AlcottGet Context In CHAPTER FORTY-FIVE
15 About his breast there was a wondrous golden belt adorned in the most marvellous fashion with bears, wild boars, and lions with gleaming eyes; there was also war, battle, and death.