The thoughts, too, that run around the ring of familiar guests have a piquancy and mirthfulness, and oftentimes a vivid truth, which more rarely find their way into the elaborate
intercourse of dinner.
Rebecca herself had fashioned an elaborate
tea- cosy with a letter "M" in outline stitch, and a pretty frilled pincushion marked with a "J," for her two aunts, so that taken all together the day would have been an unequivocal success had nothing else happened; but something else did.
If she did, she need not coin her smiles so lavishly, flash her glances so unremittingly, manufacture airs so elaborate
, graces so multitudinous.
It was written in a tone of somewhat elaborate
cordiality; but the practical advantages which it placed at Frank's disposal were beyond all doubt.
In this coffer, his riches hid themselves with such a tenacious modesty, that the smallest instalments could only be tempted out by artifice; so that Peggotty had to prepare a long and elaborate
scheme, a very Gunpowder Plot, for every Saturday's expenses.
Joe put his mouth into the forms of returning such a highly elaborate
answer, that I could make out nothing of it but the single word "Pip.
Or Nature faild in mee, and left some part Not proof enough such Object to sustain, Or from my side subducting, took perhaps More then enough; at least on her bestow'd Too much of Ornament, in outward shew Elaborate
, of inward less exact.
Oriental taste was displayed in the colors of her costume, which consisted of a white dress, close-fitting, and printed with an elaborate
china blue pattern; a yellow straw hat covered with artificial hawthorn and scarlet berries; and tan-colored gloves reaching beyond the elbow, and decorated with a profusion of gold bangles.
And with an elaborate
sea-salute, this fellow, a long, ill-looking, yellow-eyed man of five and thirty, stepped coolly towards the door and disappeared out of the house.
The old Jew stood grinning at the doorway of the dusty greenroom, making elaborate
speeches about us both, while we stood looking at each other like children.
It was the most practical and complete switchboard of its day, and held the field against all comers until it was superseded by the modern type of board, vastly more elaborate
Thus by the authority of Agramante and the wisdom of King Sobrino all this complication of disputes was arranged; but the enemy of concord and hater of peace, feeling himself slighted and made a fool of, and seeing how little he had gained after having involved them all in such an elaborate
entanglement, resolved to try his hand once more by stirring up fresh quarrels and disturbances.