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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of ornament.


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  • The volume contains the Four Gospels in Latin, ornamented with extraordinary freedom, elaboration, and beauty.

    Forty Centuries of Ink

  • A ponderous cornice richly ornamented, which is now almost gone, runs over this series of sculptures.

    Travels in the Far East

  • It was a sword ornamented with diamonds, and he received it from the hand of the King.

    The Story of Versailles

  • The churches are grand and highly ornamented, which is, indeed, common to

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • He straightened himself up quickly after the low bow, putting his hand with a graceful ease on the hilt of his heavy short sword ornamented with brilliantly dyed fringes of horsehair.

    Almayer's Folly: a story of an Eastern river

  • He won at the Duc d'Epernon's sufficient to pay his debts, to dress magnificently, to purchase all sorts of extravagant finery, a sword ornamented with diamonds -- ` and after all these expenses, 'he says, ` I had still five or six thousand crowns (two to three thousand pounds) left, * to kill time with, pour tuer le temps.'

    The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims, In All Times and Countries, especially in England and in France

  • Then was seen on the altar a miter glittering with precious stones, and a large sword ornamented with fleur-de-lis.

    Chicot the Jester

  • When his kingly mansion was ready to be supplied with art treasures, such as ornamented the palaces of Europe, the ex-king sent across the ocean for costly paintings and beautiful sculpture with which to fill his new house; and if any crowned heads had happened to visit him, he would not have been ashamed to welcome them beneath his roof.

    Stories of New Jersey

  • The wall is "ornamented" with dark blue paper with yellow flowers, the window is "ornamented" with a curtain of red calico in which holes take the place of flowers.

    The Memoirs of Victor Hugo

  • This staircase, "ornamented" with brass-knobbed banisters, has fifteen or twenty wooden steps, high, narrow, with sharp angles, which rise perpendicularly to the first floor and turn upon themselves in a spiral of about eighteen inches in diameter.

    The Memoirs of Victor Hugo


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