1 Forbidden to stir even a hand, and almost afraid to breath, lest they should expose the frail fabric to the fury of the stream, the passengers watched the glancing waters in feverish suspense.
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2 He was aware that these battalions with their commotions were woven red and startling into the gentle fabric of softened greens and browns.
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3 In some stages of his manufacture of the human fabric, the processes of Time are very rapid.
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4 A shudder overcame her and shook the light fabric of her nightdress throughout.
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5 As for herself she threw a beautiful light gossamer fabric over her shoulders, fastening it with a golden girdle round her waist, and she covered her head with a mantle.
6 In the distance along the course of the slow-flowing Liffey slender masts flecked the sky and, more distant still, the dim fabric of the city lay prone in haze.
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7 Thus the whole fabric, and especially Chichikov, came crashing to the ground.
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8 Whether they are herein made the tools of cunninger workmen, to pull down their own fabric, they were best look.
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9 They will all disappear, like the fabrics children build with cards, and which fall, one by one, under the breath of their builder, even if there are two hundred of them.
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10 I guess I have pretty fair taste in fabrics, but since I've known you I don't like to think about fussing with dress-designing.
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11 Yet these people were clothed in pleasant fabrics that must at times need renewal, and their sandals, though undecorated, were fairly complex specimens of metalwork.
12 The counterpane and hangings of the bed, the window curtains, the little carpet, and all the ornamental textile fabrics in the room are oriental and gorgeous: the paper on the walls is occidental and paltry.
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13 In old Norse times, the thrones of the sea-loving Danish kings were fabricated, saith tradition, of the tusks of the narwhale.
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14 Tis wicked fabrication of the whites, and I say it to the shame of my color that would make the warrior bow down before images of his own creation.
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