The result would have been to stifle those free manifestations of the literary art under a rigorous piety which was almost always but the thin varnish of hypocrisy.
The garden-path stretched downward from his feet, gleaming like the track of a snail; the roof of the little well (mostly dry), the well-cover, the top rail of the garden-gate, were varnished with the same dull liquid glaze; while, far away in the vale, a faint whiteness of more than usual extent showed that the rivers were high in the meads.
The ceiling between the four pendants had become a blue heaven with filmy clouds, and Cupids scattering roses before a train of doves and a recumbent goddess, whom a little Italian, perched on a scaffolding and whistling shrilly, was varnishing for dear life.
Or the carpenter could put a coat of varnish over it and stop all the blow-holes."
You'll have to cover 'em up with new paper, won't you, or shall you let me put a coat of varnish on 'em?"
Our ride to Ayr presented nothing very remarkable; and, indeed, a cloudy and rainy day takes the varnish off the scenery, and causes a woful diminution in the beauty and impressiveness of everything we see.
Movements of Stems.--Let a glass thread, no larger than a coarse hair, be affixed by means of some quickly drying varnish to the tip of the laterally inclined stem of one of the young Morning-Glory plants in the schoolroom.
I found that bit of bottle in the ash-barrel outside, and fished it out to put varnish in.
He had found by experiment that it was impossible to make such a scratch upon the varnish without the exercise of considerable force.
It ended speedily, in the good way; Canada got a Godfrey's-cordial Constitution; and for the moment all was varnished into some kind of feasibility again.
These rods are covered with an insulating varnish from their origin to above the point where they issue from the liquid.
Maps, charts, or engravings may be effectually varnished by brushing a very delicate coating of gutta-percha solution over their surface.
Purchasing our oil and varnish at wholesale prices, we defy competition.