1 Dressing unaided was difficult but she finally accomplished it and putting on the bonnet with its rakish feathers she ran to Aunt Pitty's room to preen herself in front of the long mirror.
2 Then lightly preening and folding its wings, it disappeared round a corner with a clumsy wag of its tail.
3 In the bedroom where the wraps were laid, she found Cathleen Calvert preening before the mirror and biting her lips to make them look redder.
4 The regiment fluttered like a bird preening its plumage and became motionless.
5 Scarlett knew these hurried preenings were being made with an eye toward meeting his wife with the appearance of a gentleman who had ridden sedately home from a call on a neighbor.
6 She preened, approving her adolescence.
7 All shifted, preened, minced; hands were raised, legs shifted.
8 He gave her the box with a slightly sardonic smile and watched her while she put it on again and preened herself.