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various-coloured

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  • Her dress was composed of shreds of various-coloured silks and Linens fantastically arranged, yet not entirely without taste.

    The Monk

  • Sinai, grey granite dyked with decaying porphyritic trap, and everywhere veined with white and various-coloured quartzes.

    The Land of Midian

  • It has a certain look of rude magnificence, the effect of huge hanging balconies scattered in profusion over lofty walls, claire-voies of brickwork, and courses of various-coloured stone.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • Long bunches of various-coloured pearls fell from her ears to her shoulders, and as far as her elbows.

    Salammbo

  • In some places the red rock was capped by a gray, flint-like limestone; in others this had disappeared, but underneath the red were regular strata of various-coloured rocks, pink, brown, light yellow, even blue and green being found in two or three sections.

    Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico

  • When these were brought home, the young ladies tied gay flowers, made of various-coloured paper, upon them, at distances, with green worsted; and when these ornaments were finished, the branches themselves were tied together with strong cord, which was hidden by the foliage.

    The Barbadoes Girl A Tale for Young People

  • The sisters of the bride wore crowns composed of plain bands of various-coloured ribbons -- nearly a quarter of a yard high in front, but diminishing towards the back, where the ends of the ribbons hung below the waist.

    Through Finland in Carts

  • But on the morrow, “when the sun came out of his chamber like a giant refreshed,” all was changed to joy; the garden vases were crowned with wreaths of purple and various-coloured ribbons, and the resurrection of the boy-god was celebrated by dancing, feasting, and revelry.

    Rambles in the Islands of Corsica and Sardinia with Notices of their History, Antiquities, and Present Condition.

  • Outside the various headquarters, behold formal gardens of various-coloured stones, new cypress avenues planted, a rostrum in a sort of park for Wrangel to make his speeches from, new-built sentry-boxes with pleasant shades, a sun-clock, and the like.

    Europe—Whither Bound? Being Letters of Travel from the Capitals of Europe in the Year 1921

  • At the sides of the street sat and crouched the small squat figures of the Alaskan Indians, each with a mat before it on which the owner had set out his little store of wares -- bottles of various-coloured sands, reindeer slippers beautifully embroidered in blue beads, carved walrus teeth.

    Five Nights

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