As he gave the order his right shoulder hunched upward, and his face set like iron.
A set of weights and pulleys, a pair of parallel bars, two suspended rings, and a leaping-pole are all the necessary permanent fixtures.
It nearly broke my heart to see those horrid men tramping over the delicate carpets, their coarse faces set against the sweet colour of that beautiful English cretonne.... And all the while the pastel by Manet, the great hat set like an aureole about the face--'the eyes deep set in crimson shadow,' 'the fan widespread across the bosom' (you see I am quoting your own words), looking down, the mistress of that little paradise of tapestry.
In the centre of the palace Miramon had set like a tower one of the tusks of Behemoth: the tusk was hollowed out into five large rooms, and in the inmost room, under a canopy with green tassels, they found the magician.
A set of knives and forks was the largest item entered on the bill," says Mr. Jones; "the other items were needles, pins, thread, buttons, and other little domestic necessities.
The leaves are in tufts at the tips of the branches, set like a screw, twisting around the stem in graceful curves, and marking the stem with a spiral pattern from the root upward.
These trinkets are in fact necessary adjutants to Genoese domestic economy, since, though as heir-looms they are never sold, except three or four sets should, from family casualties, become the property of an individual, yet there is neither law nor prejudice against pawning them; and, in pawn they generally are, from the week's commencement to its end, being redeemed on the Saturday night, only to be worn on Sunday, and pledged again on the Monday morning.
This set of books is an attempt to consult, more closely, and in greater detail than the usual guide-books do, the needs of visitors to the cathedral towns.
She made him sit down where, without moving, he could command a view of the different landscapes through the door and window--these serving as frames, in which they were set like pictures.
They're in there week days jest the same as Sunday; I declare, I really think our haircloth set is showin' signs o' wear!
Set was the son of Seb and Nut, and the husband of Nephthys.
A woman, young, tall, grave, set like a pearl in her black mourning dress, stood up from the roadside brook and advanced to meet him.
No, in what seemed that fantastic setting were things genuine and fine: simplicity, hospitality, friendship, comradeship, loyalty, courage in danger and good humor in petty annoyances.
Set in some comparatively modern masonry over the well are a carved crucifixion and other figures of apparently late mediaeval character.
His deep-set, clear gray-blue eyes were the eyes of youth; but they would have set a keen observer to wondering what they had seen to leave that shadow of unyouthful gravity upon them.
In the kitchen that neat set of pots and pans made from acorns and the shells of walnuts was the work of her hands, assisted, perhaps, by the penknife of a certain little boy.
He told me of some great Indian cities where there were men in white, with skins swarthier than old red Guinea gold, and with great shawls all wrought in palm-leaves of gold and crimson bound on their heads, who could sink a ship with their lacs of rupees; and of islands where the shores came down to the water's edge and unrolled like a green ribbon, and brooks came sparkling down behind them, and great trees hung above like banners, and beautiful women came off on rafts and skiffs loaded with fruit,--the islands set like jewels on the back of the sea, and the sky covered them with light and hung above them bluer than the hangings of the Tabernacle, and they sent long rivers of spice out on the air to entice the sailor back,--islands where night never came.
That set must have been a darling when it was new, but there's only just a speck of blue left and the gilt is every bit gone.
Footnote 6: In the Christian Hero this passage was: become a Secular Prince, or in a Forcible or Miraculous Manner to cast off the Roman Yoke they were under, and restore again those Disgraced Favourites of Heavn, to its former Indulgence, yet had not hitherto the Apostles themselves (so deep set is our Natural Pride) any other than hopes of worldly Power, Preferment, Riches and Pomp: For Peter, who it seems ever since he left his Net and his Skiff, Dreamt of nothing but being a great Man, was utterly undone to hear our Saviour explain to em that his Kingdom was not of this World; and was so scandalized-- Footnote 7: Throne of David?
"So set was the good Marshal in his repugnance to any increase to the material of the army that, after a few moments' thought, I rebutted his position by putting to him the following case:-- "'M. Marshal,' I said, 'you are investing a fortress on the capture of which depends the success of your campaign; you have 10,000 men; on making your calculations of the chances of taking it by assault, you find that with the addition of 5000 more troops you could accomplish its capture.
The date set was May 1, 1886, a day that has now become the international fighting holiday of labor.
But this second messenger was young and set like steel to his purpose.
And behind him came a younger man, as straight as a tree, with strong shoulders, and a head set like a piece of bronze sculpture.
The first set of presents were big brocade bags, and we called one our "pot au feu" and pretended it was for the ingredients to make bon menage, and so all the presents that were small enough afterwards we put in there to keep for me.
(The perfectly square set of the wings as the bird sails is a pretty strong mark, at no matter what distance.)
Before this time the supply of water to the Observatory had been made by a pipe leading up from the lower part of the Park, and was not constant.--In May the new staircase from my dwelling-house to the Octagon Room was commenced.--In the Report to the Visitors there is a curious account of Mr Breen's (one of the Assistants) personal equation, which was found to be different in quantity for observations of the Moon and observations of the Stars.--The most important set of observations (of planets) was a series of measures of Saturn in four directions, at the time when his ring had disappeared.
But it appeared to him to have been the intention of Providence, from the very beginning, that one set of men should be slaves to another.
He paused on his load, smiling broadly, his straw hat set like a halo on the back of his head.
He had ruddy cheeks and a tuft of curly hair set like an upholstery button on each side of his bald head.
But a fine set of fellows are joining,--all first-class young gentlemen.
Next set the globe in motion, following the rim of the table, and proceeding to the east or right hand, keeping its axis always looking in the same general direction, or in an attitude that would be parallel to a north and south line drawn through the sun, were the inclination as low as the surface of the table.
The cheap painted chamber-sets are holiday adorning by the side of the cherry and pine in the bedrooms of his family.
Her round under-jaw was set like a steel trap.
Set, or Typhon, the brother of Osiris, was the personification of evil.
Certain it is that our Occidental sultana dresses her fair head with towers and spires, and hangs about her neck long rows of gems in the shape of stately and elegant dwellings,--yet, descending to her feet, we sink in mud and mire, or tumble unguardedly into excavations set like traps for the unwary, or oust whole colonies of rats from beneath plank walks where they have burrowed securely ever since "improvements" began.
THE YOUNGER SET is the second of Mr. Chambers's society novels.
The men looked serious, for that spring on to the rocks of the Arab army had given them a vague glimpse of the number and ferocity of their foes; but their faces were set like stone, for they knew to a man that they must win or they must die--and die, too, in a particularly unlovely fashion.
This person was about forty-four, short, stout, strong, and bow-legged; his arms stuck out from his body, his head was set like a ball on a bull neck, his chest was broad enough to hold two pairs of lungs (and he seemed to want a double supply, for he was always puffing, blowing, and talking), he had droll roguish eyes, with a network of wrinkles under them.
The captain of the Halbrane, who received the demonstrative greeting of Atkins very coolly, it seemed to me, was about forty-five, red-faced, and solidly built, like his schooner; his head was large, his hair was already turning grey, his black eyes shone like coals of fire under his thick eyebrows, and his strong white teeth were set like rocks in his powerful jaws; his chin was lengthened by a coarse red beard, and his arms and legs were strong and firm.
Set in the mountains, which arched around it, was this wonderful square of fertile land, about six miles one way and seven the other.
Then the meeting was called to order, and the smaller children were set like a row of gaily colored birds around the edge of the platform, so their elders could sit on their little desks in front, and the schoolroom was filled to its last foot of space.
Set in the close-grained wood Were quaint devices; Patterns in ambers, And in the clouded green of jades.
Uh course," he went on soothingly when he saw the resentment in Thurston's eyes, "I expect they're real stylish--back East--but the boys ain't educated to stand for anything like that; they'd likely tell yuh they set like the hide on the hind legs of an elephant--which is a fact.
It was a queer place, that patch of green grass set like an arena for an audience on the mountain side.