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  • The little green flowers of the nankin paper ran in a calm and orderly manner to those iron bars, without being startled or thrown into confusion by their funereal contact.

    Les Miserables

  • His father was also a man of incredible good-nature, always wore a long nankin coat, and whatever was said to him he responded with a smile.

    The Jew and other stories

  • I knew those who had been to her house on Rue Saint-Dominique—with its blue nankin porcelain, the furniture in yellow wood from Guadeloupe, and in the little room used to dine, a round table and the mahogany chairs covered in black horsehair.


  • He had on a long-skirted, shabby, yellowish nankin coat, with small buttons and a high waist; his hair was dressed in the Russian fashion with a parting straight down the middle; he had

    Virgin Soil

  • She used to buy a piece of yellow nankin and make up three suits as nearly as possible alike, except for size.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • A sturdy lad came in, in a green nankin long coat, with a blue collar and livery buttons.

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • Before two minutes had passed the crowd had beaten a retreat in various directions; and on the ground before the tavern door could be seen a small, thin, swarthy creature, in a nankin long coat, dishevelled and mangled ... a pale face, rolling eyes, open mouth ....

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • This man wore, winter and summer alike, a yellow nankin coat of German cut, but with a sash round the waist; he wore blue pantaloons and a cap of astrakhan, presented to him in a merry hour by a spendthrift landowner.

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • The magpies flutter from willow to willow; peasant women with long rakes in their hands wander in the fields; a man in a threadbare nankin overcoat, with a wicker pannier over his shoulder, trudges along with weary step; a heavy country coach, harnessed with six tall, broken-winded horses, rolls to meet you.

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • He was dressed, as one would expect, in a grey nankin coat, shiny with wear at the waist and the collar.

    A Sportsman's Sketches


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