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  • v. Present participle of ornament.


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  • It appeared that he had conceived the idea of ornamenting the lid of the new box with some uncouth carvings of his own, in compliment to Mr. Wray and the mask of Shakspeare.

    The Stolen Mask; or The Mysterious Cash-box. A Story for a Christmas Fireside

  • Ernest suggested the idea of ornamenting the end of the perpendicular pipe, which brought the water to the basin, with shells; every sort might be collected on the shore, of the most brilliant colours, and curious and varied shapes.

    The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island

  • And as a further amuse-bouche for his slavering critics, the author has himself not just killed off but decapitated and chopped to pieces, the strips of his flesh ornamenting the room like a Jackson Pollock.

    La carte et le territoire by Michel Houellebecq – review

  • Indeed, ornamenting it with a purple box was probably the nicest thing that had ever happened to it.

    Under Siege Upstate

  • Also, one gruesome vision he caught of his own head, sun-dried and smoke-cured, ornamenting the canoe house of a cannibal village.

    Chapter 2

  • The modern metallic burial casket is a step in the same direction, and many a dead man who ought now to be ornamenting his neighbors lawn as a tree, or enriching his table as a bunch of radishes, is doomed to a long inutility.

    derrick jensen & aric mcbay | what we leave behind « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • Once or twice his hand strayed to the scabbard at his waist, to the pommel of the well-used sword, his fingers stroking the rounded knob ornamenting the hilt.

    Earl of Durkness

  • There was a log house in the farthest circle that had no tribal totems ornamenting it; instead, the house was decorated in stylized carvings of dyheli.

    Elephant in the City

  • But next to the dress was a note attached to a new hair ornament - one of Aya's sparkling white tail-feathers with green crystal beadwork ornamenting the shaft.

    Elephant in the City

  • Five Darian stepped back from the golden-oak wall panel he'd been holding up, and admired all of the new hertasi-work ornamenting the Companion stables.

    Elephant in the City


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