His tiny surcoat of scarlet velvet was rich with embroidery, while beneath was a close-fitting
tunic of white silk.
In the great Zoological Gardens we found specimens of all the animals the world produces, I think, including a dromedary, a monkey ornamented with tufts of brilliant blue and carmine hair--a very gorgeous monkey he was-- a hippopotamus from the Nile, and a sort of tall, long-legged bird with a beak like a powder horn and close-fitting
wings like the tails of a dress coat.
Lace on your feet close-fitting
boots of the hide of a slaughtered ox, thickly lined with felt inside.
Oriental taste was displayed in the colors of her costume, which consisted of a white dress, close-fitting
, and printed with an elaborate china blue pattern; a yellow straw hat covered with artificial hawthorn and scarlet berries; and tan-colored gloves reaching beyond the elbow, and decorated with a profusion of gold bangles.
She wore a close-fitting
cap of some fine fur of dazzling white.
It was usual for ladies who received in the evenings to wear what were called "simple dinner dresses": a close-fitting
armour of whale-boned silk, slightly open in the neck, with lace ruffles filling in the crack, and tight sleeves with a flounce uncovering just enough wrist to show an Etruscan gold bracelet or a velvet band.
Her bare arms and legs were almost concealed by the massive, bejeweled ornaments which covered them, while her single leopard skin was supported by a close-fitting
girdle of golden rings set in strange designs with innumerable small diamonds.
Let it be borne in mind how infinitely complex and close-fitting
are the mutual relations of all organic beings to each other and to their physical conditions of life.
A townsman told me that when he met him sauntering through the village in his small close-fitting
cap, and whistling to himself, he reminded him of a prince in disguise.
The gentleman spoken of was a gentleman with a very unpromising squint, and a prominent chin, who had a tall white hat on with a narrow flat brim, and whose close-fitting
drab trousers seemed to button all the way up outside his legs from his boots to his hips.
Dressed in a close-fitting
costume, light and elastic, adapting itself to every movement, and made to answer every purpose required by the exercise in which he was abo ut to engage, Geoffrey's physical advantages showed themselves in their best and bravest aspect.
and black, with heliotrope silk facings under a figured net, it looked far from new, just on this side of shabbiness; in fact, it accentuated the slightness of her figure, it went well in its suggestion of half mourning with the white face in which the unsmiling red lips alone seemed warm with the rich blood of life and passion.