95 examples of sequin in sentences
Beneath the swirl of a gown that lay in an iridescent avalanche of sequins about her feet, her foot, tilted to an unbelievable hypothenuse off a cloth-of-silver heel, beat a small and twinkling tattoo, her fingers tattooing, too, along the chair-sides.
" A sound escaped her like the rising moan of a gale up a flue; then she sat down against trembling that seized her and sent ripples along the iridescent sequins.
" He kissed her lightly, perking up her shoulder butterflies of green sequins, and standing off to observe.
He ran his hand against the lay of the sequins, absorbed in a conscious kind of gaiety.
" The present consisted of a vase carved from a single ruby, six inches high and as thick as my finger; this was filled with the choicest pearls, large, and of perfect shape and lustre; secondly, a huge snake-skin, with scales as large as a sequin, which would preserve from sickness those who slept upon it.
" Seeing that there was no help for it, I declared myself willing to obey; and the Caliph, delighted at having got his own way, gave me a thousand sequins for the expenses of the voyage.
Ask me, if thou wilt, for purses in scores, but do not move me to forgetfulness of the guilt of the disturber of the public peace!" "Not a sequin.
"You will not trust, young Signore, to a smart wound?" "Not a sequin.
He has sent a letter in his own hand to her mother, inviting her to reside with them, and subscribing himself her dutiful son: but the countess has sent another privately by Don Joseph, in which she advises the old woman to stay at Lovere, promising to take care she shall want nothing, accompanied with a token of twenty sequins, which is at least nineteen more than ever she saw in her life.
" As the Genoese concluded, he dropped into a palm that was well practised in bribes a sequin of the celebrated republic of which he was a citizen.
"Were this thy Italy, Gaetano, a sequin would not only supply the place of a dozen signatures, but, by the name of thy favorite, San Francesco!
" The Genoese dropped a sequin into the hand of the officer, passing him, at the same time, on his way to the waterside.
This was soon emptied of its contents, a fair show of sequins, all of which were offered to the mariner, without reservation.
The rich man's florin is quickly coined into a sequin by vulgar tongues, while the poor man is lucky if he can get the change of a silver mark for an ounce of the better metal.
 Meaning sequin: the origin of the modern Anglo-Indianism, chick.' The father of Robert Orme, the historian, who was born at Anjengo.
The prior clasped his hands in agony, that so much money should have been so near, and yet have escaped his pious purposes, The soldiers took off their caps for the discoverer, and bowed them still lower when he threw every sequin of it into the shakos of those polite warriors.
furniture alike sumptuous and massy; the gilding, although of two hundred years' duration, as bright and burnished as if it had but yesterday been touched with the brush; sequin gold, as the Venetians tell you to this day with pride.
Now and then a laugh, light, joyous, and yet musical, bursts forth from some illuminated coffee-house, before which a buffo disports, a tumbler stands on his head, or a juggler mystifies; and all for a sequin!
" The silver ducat of Naples is worth 80 grani, or rather less than 80 cents: the golden ducat, or sequin, of Italy, Holland, Turkey, etc., is worth a trifle more than two American dollars.
At a station called Sequin, I obtained lots of cotton seeds, and gathered some cotton in the fields as we went along.
peine une étincelle Par sequin qu'ils verront sortir de l'escarcelle.
autant l'étoile éclipse le sequin, Autant le temple éclipse un monceau de décombres, Autant vous effacez toutes ces belles ombres!
Tous nos bons paysans viendront, parce qu'on t'aime Et tu leur jetteras des sequins d'or, toi-même, De façon que cela tombe dans leur bonnet.
A Capri, l'on nous prit Antoine Aux galères pour un sequin!
Onceso said the traditionhe knocked a man down in the street, was brought before the delegato, as the police magistrate was called, and promptly fined one piastre, value about four and sixpence; whereupon he threw a sequin (two piastres) down upon the table and said that it was unnecessary to give him any change, inasmuch as he purposed knocking the man down again as soon as he left the court.