parti-coloured love

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  • I was looking at Ellen-borough, but in his face I could see Ignatieff's hideous parti-coloured eye, and hear that soft icy voice hissing past the long cigarette between his teeth.

    Fiancée

  • The ancients say that, in the western Pyramid, are thirty chambers of parti-coloured syenite, full of precious gems and treasures galore and rare images and utensils and costly weapons which are anointed with egromantic unguents, so that they may not rust until the day of

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then she threw round her shoulder, baldrick-wise, a rosary as big as a load of firewood, and taking in her hand a flag, made of parti-coloured rags, red and yellow and green, went out, crying, Allah!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It had windows on all sides commanding an ocean-view; its floor was paved with parti-coloured marbles and its ceiling was painted in the richest pigments and figured with gold and lapis-lazuli.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then came a work-room full of girls, sewing, and making little fancy ornaments with beads and parti-coloured strips, and rooms full of children of all ages, in the keeping of female attendants whose pleasant and patient countenances were a strong assurance of their being well selected, except in only one instance where we certainly derived a less agreeable impressioneverybody seemed devoted heart and soul to the good work in hand.18

    Bedlam

  • The guns upon the ramparts of the Castle of St. Angelo proclaimed, next moment, that the benediction was given; drums beat; trumpets sounded; arms clashed; and the great mass below, suddenly breaking into smaller heaps, and scattering here and there in rills, was stirred like parti-coloured sand.

    Pictures from Italy

  • One landsman and two boatmen were seated on the settle, smoking pipes and drinking beer out of thick pint crockery mugs — mugs peculiar to such places, with parti-coloured rings round them, and ornaments between the rings like frayed-out roots.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • English baker; the second like a Russian peasant: for he wore a loose purple camlet robe, with a fur collar, tied round his waist with a parti-coloured worsted sash; grey trousers; light blue gloves: and a cap of bearskin.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • The prisoners wear a parti-coloured dress; and those who are sentenced to hard labour, work at nail-making, or stone - cutting.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • They were parti-coloured with extraordinary irregularity, smeared with a sort of plaster that was sometimes grey, sometimes drab, sometimes slate-coloured or dark brown; and it was the sight of this wild plastering first brought the word “blind” into the thoughts of the explorer.

    The Door in the Wall, and other stories

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