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  • A dozen paces more and we stepped out of the curtainings.

    The Metal Monster 2004

  • Now I strained forward to the very thinnest edge of the curtainings.

    The Metal Monster 2004

  • A cry on my lips, I turned to Larry — and the cry died as the heavy curtainings at the entrance on my right undulated, parted as though a body had slipped through, shook and parted again and again — with the dreadful passing of unseen things!

    The Moon Pool 2004

  • The green auroral curtainings flared out, ran with streaming radiance — as though some Spirit of Jewels had broken bonds of enchantment and burst forth jubilant, flooding the shaft with its freed glories.

    The Metal Monster 2004

  • Weeping, she passed through the curtainings, going we knew to

    The Metal Monster 2004

  • Two litters closed with curtainings, surrounded by triple rows of swordsmen fully armored, carrying small shields and led by

    The Metal Monster 2004

  • Around the octagon ran a low gallery not two feet from the floor, balustraded with slender pillars, close set; broken at opposite curtained entrances over which hung thick, dull-gold curtainings giving the same suggestion of metallic or mineral substance as the rugs.

    The Moon Pool 2004

  • Commandments traced by some mathematical God! Looping across the vale, emerging from the sparkling folds of the southernmost curtainings and vanishing into the gleaming veils of the easternmost, ran a broad ribbon of pale-green jade; not straightly but with manifold convolutions and flourishes.

    The Metal Monster 2004

  • Through each of their curtainings in turn we peered.

    The Metal Monster 2004

  • The chamber was a room shadowy with pale-blue hangings, vaporous with curtainings and veilings of muslin; the bed seemed to me like snow-drift and mist — spotless, soft, and gauzy.

    Villette 2003


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  • A curtaining is a cloth (fabric, material) from which to make curtains. 'Curtainings' is the plural of that noun.

    November 2, 2012