Suddenly a gust of wind beat violently against the casement
of the window, from which the double frame had been removed (by order of the prince, one window frame was removed in each room as soon as the larks returned), and, forcing open a loosely closed latch, set the damask curtain flapping and blew out the candle with its chill, snowy draft.
I open wide my casement
To breathe the rain-cooled air.
Whilst I was thus closely scanning him, half-pretending meanwhile to be looking out at the storm from the casement
, he never heeded my presence, never troubled himself with so much as a single glance; but appeared wholly occupied with counting the pages of the marvellous book.
By day, one could admire the variety of its edifices, all sculptured in stone or wood, and already presenting complete specimens of the different domestic architectures of the Middle Ages, running back from the fifteenth to the eleventh century, from the casement
which had begun to dethrone the arch, to the Roman semicircle, which had been supplanted by the ogive, and which still occupies, below it, the first story of that ancient house de la Tour Roland, at the corner of the Place upon the Seine, on the side of the street with the Tannerie.
Foully murdered, with a score of wounds upon him and a rope round his neck, his poor friend had been cast from the upper window and swung slowly in the night wind, his body rasping against the wall and his disfigured face upon a level with the casement
There was a moment during which I listened, reminded of the faint sense I had had, the first night, of there being something undefinably astir in the house, and noted the soft breath of the open casement
just move the half-drawn blind.
As the looking-glass was only large enough to reflect a very small portion of Tess's person at one time, Mrs Durbeyfield hung a black cloak outside the casement
, and so made a large reflector of the panes, as it is the wont of bedecking cottagers to do.
Then the Hail stopped dancing over his head, and the North Wind ceased roaring, and a delicious perfume came to him through the open casement
Gone back to England," Cathcart answered, looking out of the open casement
shaded from the sun by the sloping roof.
It was the first of June; yet the morning was overcast and chilly: rain beat fast on my casement
By degrees, as they could bear no more, they dropped off one by one, and lights twinkled in little casements
; which lights, as the casements
darkened, and more stars came out, seemed to have shot up into the sky instead of having been extinguished.
The spoken words that are inaudible among the flying spindles; those same words are plainly heard without the walls, bursting from the opened casements