Which preposition to use with masks

of Occurrences 328%

His face was a puckered mask of amaze and incredulity.

in Occurrences 37%

Mr. Bennettwhom, by the way, his big friend Neddy called "Mike," and not "Percy," as might have been expectedassumed his sandy wig and red mustache as soon as they were well started; Neddy scorned disguise for the moment, but he had a mask in his pocket.

for Occurrences 19%

They entered a British trench filled with gas for practice purposes, and are seen adjusting their gas masks for protection.

from Occurrences 15%

Continuing on down the sidewalk, on a line with the house, is a garden masked from view by a high, close board-fence.

with Occurrences 14%

Then we stripped the mask with its bristle of long whiskers, took the gall, and dragged the carcass into the surf where it was devoured by fish.

to Occurrences 13%

Armed with an accordion, and masked to the eyes, he had appeared at Eastbourne, and also at the Henley Regatta, as a Mysterious Musician.

off Occurrences 10%

Masks off at midnight.

over Occurrences 8%

All had decked themselves for this play in what they fancied was the dress of piratesscarlet sashes, and napkins or turbans round their heads, big boots, and masks over their eyes.

like Occurrences 8%

Then came a gentle tap at the door, and, at the usual bidding, one entered, closely masked like him who had departed, as was so much the usage of that city in the age of which we write.

on Occurrences 7%

Some had apparently been gassed outside, some with masks on and some without, and had crawled, dying, into the dug-outs in the vain hope of finding protection there.

at Occurrences 6%

"Had I looked more sharply to the latter, as became one accustomed to deal with the accursed race," muttered the Hebrew, "it would be a matter of no concern to me if the girl married a Turk!" "Hosea," said a mask at his ear; "a word with thee in secret.

behind Occurrences 6%

Beside the overwhelming desire to spite Theobald for his presumption in publishing "Shakespeare Restored" the aggrieved poet was actuated by numerous petty grudges against the inhabitants of Grub Street, all of which he masked behind a pretence of righteous zeal.

under Occurrences 5%

Such new desolation as she must have felt was masked under jesting dispraise of our execrable Northern climate.

before Occurrences 4%

" While Gino stood half stupified and half delighted at this proposition, the ready and wily Annina made some slight change in her outer garments, placed a silken mask before her face, applied a key to the door, and beckoned to the gondolier to follow.

as Occurrences 3%

Thus to make a delectable tune to your ear, history goes masking as fable.

against Occurrences 3%

The financiers have spread their net for Syria, Feisul has no artillery worth speaking of no gasno masks against gas, and the French have plenty of everything except money.

through Occurrences 3%

It shrieked by mysterious stations, dragging furiously its freight of luxury and light and human masks through placid and humble villages and towns, of which it ignored everything save their coloured signals of safety.

by Occurrences 2%

Every other kind of eloquence is the dress of sense; but this is the mask by which a true master of his art will so effectually conceal it, that a man will as easily mistake his own positions, if he meets them thus transformed, as he may pass in a masquerade his nearest acquaintance.

beneath Occurrences 2%

Because seriousness drew attention from the spies, the deepest thoughts were masked beneath an air of levity, and merrymaking hid such counsels as might come within the vaguely defined boundaries of treason.

than Occurrences 2%

"Miss Harris, brother, does appear to have grown desperate in her attacks, which were formerly much more masked than at present.

of Occurrences 1%

[Illustration: Ceremonial Masks of Wood] CHAPTER XXVIII

after Occurrences 1%

It was opened by bands of wailing women, musicians, and dancers; one of the latter was dressed out and furnished with a mask after the likeness of the deceased, and by gesture doubtless and action recalled once more to the multitude the appearance of the well-known man.

among Occurrences 1%

" "Any gas masks among the supplies you ordered?"

below Occurrences 1%

There was one set of Geisha girls who were masked below the eyes, one of whom sang what she fondly imagined was a typical American song calculated to captivate her American audience.

between Occurrences 1%

The women in Muscat wear a kind of mask of blue stuff over the face, fastened upon springs or wires, which project some distance beyond the face; a hole is cut in the mask between the forehead and nose, which allows something more than the eyes to be seen.

Which preposition to use with  masks