1 It was delicate embroidery if company were present, but at other times her hands were occupied with Gerald's ruffled shirts, the girls' dresses or garments for the slaves.
2 During this last week, she had patiently picked out all the embroidery and cut up the square of silk and stitched it into a sash length.
3 Melanie, strangely quick for one so recently in a faint, was rapidly cutting off his blood-soaked shirt with embroidery scissors.
4 An association lurked in every fold: each fall of lace and gleam of embroidery was like a letter in the record of her past.
5 She was expected, she almost expected herself, to sit forever talking of babies, cooks, embroidery stitches, the price of potatoes, and the tastes of husbands in the matter of spinach.
6 I went to a convent, and there I learned music, French and embroidery, and what not; and when I was fourteen, I came out to my father's funeral.
7 A small black bonnet on her head, covered by a veil thick with embroidery, concealed her face.
8 Entering the drawing room, where the princesses spent most of their time, he greeted the ladies, two of whom were sitting at embroidery frames while a third read aloud.
9 The postmaster, his wife, the valet, and a peasant woman selling Torzhok embroidery came into the room offering their services.
10 Sonya sat in the drawing room at the round table, copying a design for embroidery.
11 On returning to lunch Nicholas went up to his wife, who sat with her head bent low over her embroidery frame, and as usual began to tell her what he had been doing that morning.
12 Cunegonde was, indeed, very ugly, but she became an excellent pastry cook; Paquette worked at embroidery; the old woman looked after the linen.
13 Leblanc and his daughter had just quitted, a handkerchief, a very simple handkerchief, without embroidery, but white, and fine, and which seemed to him to exhale ineffable perfume.
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14 His words were brief and expressive, conveying all that was meant, and no more; no embellishments, no embroidery, no arabesques.
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15 He found him clothed in a magnificent dress covered with splendid embroidery, admiring himself before a glass.