Curtains are rarely well disposed, or well chosen in respect to other decorations
The veins of this leaf in the decorations
over your head, were his finger-joints, a hundred and fifty years ago.
Came the sound of paddles, and, next, emerging into the lantern's area of light, the high, black bow of a war canoe, curved like a gondola, inlaid with silvery-glistening mother-of-pearl; the long lean length of the canoe which was without outrigger; the shining eyes and the black-shining bodies of the stark blacks who knelt in the bottom and paddled; Ishikola, the old chief, squatting amidships and not paddling, an unlighted, empty-bowled, short-stemmed clay pipe upside-down between his toothless gums; and, in the stern, as coxswain, the dandy, all nakedness of blackness, all whiteness of decoration
, save for the pig's tail in one ear and the scarlet hibiscus that still flamed over the other ear.
On that evening we, in the servants' hall, debated a domestic question for the first time, which, like the decoration
of the door, has its bearing on something that is still to come.
The interior, with its decorations
of yellow, green, and white, was crowded, the air hot and breathless, the essays and songs and recitations precisely like all others that have been since the world began.
Never had his gold been so golden, his azure so dazzlingly clear and deep as on this particular May morning; while his fancy simply ran riot in the marginal decorations
of woodland and spinney, quaint embroidered flowers and copses full of exquisitely painted and wonderfully trained birds of song.
In the eleventh century the emperors enjoyed full sovereignty: In the fifteenth they had little more than the symbols and decorations
However, I am not prone to sensitiveness, and the following of a sense of duty, wherever it may lead, has always been a kind of fetich with me throughout my life; which may account for the honors bestowed upon me by three republics and the decorations
and friendships of an old and powerful emperor and several lesser kings, in whose service my sword has been red many a time.
These windows were of stained glass whose colour varied in accordance with the prevailing hue of the decorations
of the chamber into which it opened.
Not only the generals in full parade uniforms, with their thin or thick waists drawn in to the utmost, their red necks squeezed into their stiff collars, and wearing scarves and all their decorations
, not only the elegant, pomaded officers, but every soldier with his freshly washed and shaven face and his weapons clean and polished to the utmost, and every horse groomed till its coat shone like satin and every hair of its wetted mane lay smooth- felt that no small matter was happening, but an important and solemn affair.
There are other jewels used in the decorations
inside the houses and palaces, such as rubies, diamonds, sapphires, amethysts and turquoises.
A dainty green silk skirt reached to her knees, showing silk stockings embroidered with pea-pods, and green satin slippers with bunches of lettuce for decorations
instead of bows or buckles.