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  • The satin stock-cravat fortunately concealed the shirt, but the tongue of the buckle behind the neck had frayed the satin, which was re-satined, that is, re-polished, by a species of oil distilled from the wig.

    The Lesser Bourgeoisie

  • Sue was nothing but a spangled and satined Paul de

    Balzac

  • I looked beyond the pigeon toward the aqua-satined courtier, who had hastened back to snatch up a lace-trimmed handkerchief, coyly dropped as bait by one of his erstwhile companions.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • And his younger brother, Charles, who had crowned Henri II and become a cardinal only five days later at the age of twenty-three, rode on a silver-bedecked, crimson-satined mule.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • Charles, who had crowned Henri II and become a cardinal only five days later at the age of twenty-three, rode on a silver-bedecked, crimson-satined mule.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • "Closerie des Lilas," focussing his gold-rimmed monocle on the flying feet and lace _frou-frous_ of "Diane la Sournoise," or roaring with laughter as he chucked gold louis into the satined lap of some

    A Village of Vagabonds

  • "I can't imagine anything funnier than having a couple of silked and satined gentlemen sticking spears into each other for my sweet sake."

    Lucile Triumphant

  • Her long gray skirt had parted to display her shapely, gray-satined legs.

    Wandl the Invader

  • Sue was nothing but a spangled and satined Paul de Kock.

    Balzac

  • And these men, honest, fair-minded gentlemen as they were in other affairs, would toss me aside like a broken pipe if I ventured to challenge their sympathy as against this empty-headed, satined, and powdered stranger.

    In the Valley

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