It was, until relatively recently, a soulful and solitary passerelle, where one could stand for hours in winter, mostly alone, staring out at the view west toward the older, stone parapet of the Pont Royal and the Eiffel Tower, or east toward Notre-Dame and the sharp-jawed Île de la Cité.
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Bending her curly black head, she pressed her forehead against a cool watering pot that stood on the parapet, and both her lovely hands, with the rings he knew so well, clasped the pot.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Instead of going into the drawing room, where he heard voices, he stopped on the terrace, and leaning his elbows on the parapet, he gazed up at the sky.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
A largish piece of the biscuit the Emperor was holding in his hand broke off, fell on the balcony parapet, and then to the ground.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Somebody was leaning out of my bedroom window, refreshing his forehead against the cool stone of the parapet, and feeling the air upon his face.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
There was a piece of ornamental water immediately below the parapet, on the other side, into which Mr.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
He planted a board, which he had carried up with him for the purpose, so firmly against the door that it must be matter of great difficulty to open it from the inside; and creeping over the tiles, looked over the low parapet.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
As she spoke, she threw open the latticed window which led to the bartisan, and in an instant after, stood on the very verge of the parapet, with not the slightest screen between her and the tremendous depth below.
That morning he had quitted the seventh tree and had seated himself on the parapet of the River des Gobelins.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
Javert leaned both elbows on the parapet, his chin resting in both hands, and, while his nails were mechanically twined in the abundance of his whiskers, he meditated.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
At the inner angle of the mound he met the sisters, walking along the parapet, in search, like himself, of air and relief from confinement.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context