Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the clothes, etc., stained with the marks of travel.
- adj. soiled from travel
“Or at least as haughty as she could pull off given the spiderwebs in her hair and her travel-stained clothing.”
“That night, after dinner, Sheldon and Joan were playing billiards, when Satan barked in the compound, and Lalaperu, sent to see, brought back a tired and travel-stained native, who wanted to talk with the "big fella white marster.”
“Since I was certain this travel-stained courier had ridden a much greater distance, I waited with keen anticipation to hear his news.”
“He swept on his travel-stained green cloak and fastened it with a copper brooch that Odosse had not seen before.”
“Then, one morning, I am in the stable yard, when a messenger comes riding in, muddy and travel-stained, on a little Welsh pony.”
“My lords, forgive my travel-stained appearance, I hoped to come before this assembly with better grace, but am come too late to delay the proceedings longer.”
“Darkwind was with her, sitting cross-legged in the corner, but so was another man, a stranger, filthy and travel-stained, dressed like a peddler.”
“My boys arrive at the Tower travel-stained and weary, furious that they did not get away with the king.”
“Lord Lindesay, casting his eye down on his own travel-stained and disordered dress, muttered something of a hasty journey, and the Queen paid her greeting to Sir Robert Melville with courtesy, and even, as it seemed, with kindness.”
“We did not, then, know that we were only looking at the fag end of the masks, who were driving slowly round and round the Piazza until they could find a promising opportunity for falling into the stream of carriages, and getting, in good time, into the thick of the festivity; and coming among them so abruptly, all travel-stained and weary, was not coming very well prepared to enjoy the scene.”
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