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A vulgar flaring paper adorned the walls, but it was blotched in places with mildew, and here and there great strips had become detached and hung down, exposing the yellow plaster beneath.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
There were no carpets and no signs of any furniture above the ground floor, while the plaster was peeling off the walls, and the damp was breaking through in green, unhealthy blotches.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The assistant had left the front shop for an instant, when he heard a crash, and hurrying in he found a plaster bust of Napoleon, which stood with several other works of art upon the counter, lying shivered into fragments.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
At last the sleigh bore to the right, drew up at an entrance, and Rostov saw overhead the old familiar cornice with a bit of plaster broken off, the porch, and the post by the side of the pavement.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Then, she gave the knife a final smart wipe on the edge of the plaster, and then sawed a very thick round off the loaf: which she finally, before separating from the loaf, hewed into two halves, of which Joe got one, and I the other.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Squares on the faded paper on the wall gave evidence that once the portraits had hung there, and wide cracks in the plaster recalled the day during the siege when a shell had exploded on the house and torn off parts of the roof and second floor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
At the present day it is a tolerably large town, ornamented all the year through with plaster villas, and on Sundays with beaming bourgeois.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
The wall was a thin layer of plaster upheld by lathes and beams, and, as the reader had just learned, it allowed the sound of voices and words to be clearly distinguished.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
It was falling into ruins; every season the plaster which detached itself from its sides formed hideous wounds upon it.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
A bit of plaster which fell into the stream and splashed up the water a few paces away from Jean Valjean, warned him that the ball had struck the arch over his head.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
But they were welcomed warmly enough in the kitchen, with its crisp new plaster, its black and nickel range, its cream separator in a corner.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context