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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.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw Context
He came to the university with the design of making himself complete master of the oriental languages, and thus he should open a field for the plan of life he had marked out for himself.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
An oriental tale relates how the rose was made white by God, but that Adam looked upon her when she was unfolding, and she was ashamed and turned crimson.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
The effect is very fine, when considered with reference to its presenting the hardy fishermen under one of their few aspects of oriental repose.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
But after Severus had conquered and killed Niger, and settled oriental affairs, he returned to Rome and complained to the Senate that Albinus, little recognizing the benefits that he had received from him, had by treachery sought to murder him, and for this ingratitude he was compelled to punish him.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli Context
Wide galleries ran all around the four sides, whose Moorish arches, slender pillars, and arabesque ornaments, carried the mind back, as in a dream, to the reign of oriental romance in Spain.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context
The knife with which the crime had been committed was a curved Indian dagger, plucked down from a trophy of Oriental arms which adorned one of the walls.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Prince Bagration, uttering his words with an Oriental accent, spoke particularly slowly, as if to impress the fact that there was no need to hurry.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
That very young woman seemed to Pierre the perfection of Oriental beauty, with her sharply outlined, arched, black eyebrows and the extraordinarily soft, bright color of her long, beautiful, expressionless face.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context