She was certain, however, that she saw him sitting in the ancestral armchair
, near the centre of the floor, with his face somewhat averted, and looking towards a window.
He kept his eyes fixed on the orator, who sat in an armchair
, his head leaning on his hand and his attitude indicating exhaustion.
There was the great four-post bed with amber hangings as of old; there the toilet- table, the armchair
, and the footstool, at which I had a hundred times been sentenced to kneel, to ask pardon for offences by me uncommitted.
It's the strangest house any one ever lived in," said Mary drowsily, as she dropped her head on the cushioned seat of the armchair
My sister looked at Pumblechook: who smoothed the elbows of his wooden armchair
, and nodded at her and at the fire, as if he had known all about it beforehand.
He opened the door wide to admit Dolly, but without otherwise returning her greeting than by moving the armchair
a few inches as a sign that she was to sit down in it.
No, my darling," he said, putting her into a capacious wooden armchair
and busily unbuttoning her boots, "you shall do nothing that you don't wish to do.
The squire had had everything repaired, and the public rooms and the sign repainted, and had added some furniture--above all a beautiful armchair
for mother in the bar.
Ribby settled Duchess in an armchair
before the fire, and went out and hurried to the village to look for the doctor.
From these indications it is easy to imagine Madame Granson in her cold salon with its yellow curtains and Utrecht velvet furniture, also yellow, as she straightened the round straw mats which were placed before each chair, that visitors might not soil the red-tiled floor while they sat there; after which she returned to her cushioned armchair
and little work-table placed beneath the portrait of the lieutenant-colonel of artillery between two windows,--a point from which her eye could rake the rue du Bercail and see all comers.
Phileas Fogg was seated squarely in his armchair
, his feet close together like those of a grenadier on parade, his hands resting on his knees, his body straight, his head erect; he was steadily watching a complicated clock which indicated the hours, the minutes, the seconds, the days, the months, and the years.
de Treville entered the king's cabinet boldly, and found his Majesty in a very ill humor, seated on an armchair
, beating his boot with the handle of his whip.