travel-stained love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the clothes, etc., stained with the marks of travel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. soiled from travel


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  • Or at least as haughty as she could pull off given the spiderwebs in her hair and her travel-stained clothing.

    Fire The Sky

  • 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."

    Chapter 23

  • Since I was certain this travel-stained courier had ridden a much greater distance, I waited with keen anticipation to hear his news.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • 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.

    The Red Queen

  • "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."

    A River So Long

  • 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.

    Widows and Orphans

  • My boys arrive at the Tower travel-stained and weary, furious that they did not get away with the king.

    The White Queen

  • 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.

    The Abbot

  • 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.

    Pictures from Italy

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