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curiously-carved

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  • Maréchal had concealed in a curiously-carved old cabinet in the Oak

    The Inn at the Red Oak

  • They also had their curiously-carved pipes, some of them with stems a yard long, tomahawks, knives, and other appendages.

    Missionary Work Among the Ojebway Indians

  • The room in which he met his tenants was thoroughly in keeping with its owner: old and dignified, panelled in dark wood, with a curiously-carved chimneypiece, and a ceiling apparently adorned with some historical or allegorical painting, if you could only have seen it.

    Nearly Lost but Dearly Won

  • He also mentions a curiously-carved stone in the churchyard in front of the tower, “like a clock face,” with unusual inscription; which the present writer has also seen there; but it is now removed to Lincoln. {151a}

    Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood Historical, Anecdotal, Physiographical, and Archaeological, with Other Matter

  • The doors are draped by portieres of Flemish tapestry, and shielded by Mucharabieh screens of curiously-carved wood from Cairo.

    The Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe

  • Opposite him, at the end of the table, was always an empty plate with its surroundings, and the curiously-carved chair, which had seen the lion at Lucerne.

    Tracy Park

  • In those magnificent halls where Southern beauty and chivalry were wont to revel, soldiers cook their despised "sow-belly" with fires built out of rosewood chairs and curiously-carved furniture, sleep on cotton beds worth 50 dols. each, and in the morning abandon all to the horde of fifty hungry negroes, who follow the army and gather its refuse, like troops of unclean birds which smell the carcass from afar.

    Foreign and Colonial News

  • As it was, she had a real affection for the antiquated place, with its curiously-carved door-knocker, its oaken staircase, and broad chimneys with their heavy franklins.

    The Sea-Witch Or, the African Quadroon : a Story of the Slave Coast

  • The sailors said they had picked up curiously-carved sticks drifting from the west.

    Ten Great Events in History

  • Some of them were sitting around the fire, smoking out of curiously-carved pipes of the red claystone.

    The Scalp Hunters

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