bright-coloured love



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  • I asked Grattan who they were; he thought, from the bright-coloured blankets and the buffalo-scalp cap, that they might be Cumanches, but wasn't sure-I may tell you now, from a fairish experience of Indians, that they're a sight harder to identify by appearance than, say, Zulu regiments or civilised soldiers; they ain't consistent in their dress or ornament.


  • In the second, Weeds and Wild Flowers, Oswald has collaborated with the artist Jessica Greenman to produce an outlandish field guide, in which bright-coloured plates are replaced by queerly beautiful etchings and scrupulous descriptions exchanged for visionary poems from Sarah Crown: The Guardian: In brilliant moonlight posted by Rus Bowden at 6:13 PM

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Their seasons are typically Autumn-Winter, making them the perfect, bright-coloured foil to dim, grey skies.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • She was wearing a white dress with a bright-coloured pattern on it and red shoes with high heels; her thick black hair, held together by a gold fillet, fell like a cloak from her little head over her slender body.

    Lieutenant Yergunov's Story

  • The sofa stood in a different position, nearer the wall; and on the table he saw on a Chinese tray a bright-coloured, round-bellied coffee pot beside a cut glass sugar bowl and two blue China cups.

    Lieutenant Yergunov's Story

  • But when I was there, when I saw those great cheerless rooms, the bright-coloured, upholstered furniture, that courteous and heartless old man in the open silk wadded jacket, in the white jabot and white cravat, with lace ruffles falling over his fingers, with a soupçon of powder (so his valet expressed it) on his combed-back hair, I felt choked by the stifling scent of ambre, and my heart sank.

    The Jew and other stories

  • Fennel had the least tinge of niggardliness in his composition; but the room was far from large, spare chairs were not numerous, and damp companions were not altogether desirable at close quarters for the women and girls in their bright-coloured gowns.

    Wessex Tales

  • Communications and insurance companies use bright-coloured jungle frogs, geckoes and chameleons as props.

    Dawg's Blawg

  • We peered over, and saw a bright-coloured mass among the rocks below — very still.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • And as he seated himself opposite to Alexandrina, having properly tucked her up with all her bright-coloured trappings, he remembered that he had never in truth been alone with her before.

    The Small House at Allington


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