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plain

lacking in style; unadorned.

plain-bodied
said of a sheep with very few wrinkles.
plain quarters
a horse with fat, rounded hindquarters resembling those of a pig.
plain wool
when the crimp in the staple is barely visible.
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Not at all, sir; I ask only this: don't send for the jewels, and don't crown me with roses: you might as well put a border of gold lace round that plain pocket handkerchief you have there.
Between this and the railway extended vast plains, plentifully irrigated.
The vast plain was studded on the west with innumerable hills of conical shape, such as are seen north of the Arkansas River.
These are obliged to proceed in armed caravans, and are subject to murderous attacks from bands of Pawnees, Camanches, and Blackfeet, that come scouring upon them in their weary march across the plains, or lie in wait for them among the passes of the mountains.
They were then occupying the center of a rocky plain, which the sun scorched with its parching rays.
In passing over the surrounding plains, Barbicane noticed a great number of less important mountains; and among others a little ringed one called Guy Lussac, the breadth of which measured twelve miles.
The alluvial plains on the side appeared fertile, and it is supposed that they are well adapted to the growth of corn.
The remnants of the Mohicans, and the Delawares, of the Creeks, Choctaws, and Cherokees, are destined to fulfil their time on these vast plains.
A band of Pawnees or of Blackfeet may occasionally traverse it in order to reach other hunting-grounds, but the hardiest of the braves are glad to lose sight of those awesome plains, and to find themselves once more upon their prairies.
The noise reached far out over the plain and across the hills and awoke the little babes that were sleeping in their cradles.
I thought him very plain at first, but I do not think him so plain now.
I confess, whether beautiful or plain,--not too plain,--women who earn their own living have a peculiar attraction for me.