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  • The queen had with her many a fair-fashioned maid, full a hundred and four, that wore costly robes of rich, gay-colored silks.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • Those pictures were very funny, and that aquatinting and the gay-colored plates very pleasant to witness; but if we could not read the poem in those days, could we digest it in this?

    John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character

  • There were mujiks with caps on their heads, and wearing checked shirts under their wide pelisses; peasants of the Volga, with blue trousers stuffed into their boots, rose-colored cotton shirts, drawn in by a cord, felt caps; a few women, habited in flowery-patterned cotton dresses, gay-colored aprons, and bright handkerchiefs on their heads.

    Michael Strogoff

  • Dinah in her white apron and gay-colored turban has brought out the baby in long clothes, spread a crimson blanket upon the grass, and there the children and nurse seat themselves.

    Bond and Free: A Tale of the South

  • Another year passed, and down from space came the gay-colored corvette of Eban Buzbek.

    The Languages of Pao

  • Many Brahman servants were drawing water near her, and looked bright and happy in their gay-colored cotton _saris_.

    Stories Worth Rereading

  • "Ph, look!" the rather silent Sarah kindled into animation at the sight of a gay-colored poster tacked to a telegraph pole along the road.

    Rainbow Hill

  • But they were expert at weaving the gay-colored strips in and out, and the three finished six baskets the first evening.

    Chicken Little Jane

  • A dozen or more Thlinget women came straggling up the beach laden with the fruits of their afternoon labors: gay-colored baskets of wild strawberries, red and fragrant from the sand-dunes along the lagoon.

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • Each member of the association holds a letter inclosed in an embossed and highly ornamented envelope, bound round with gay-colored ribbons and threads of gold.

    Willis the Pilot


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