Andre," said his wife, addressing her husband in the same coquettish
manner in which she spoke to other men, "the vicomte has been telling us such a tale about Mademoiselle George and Buonaparte
Hetty blushed a deep rose-colour when Captain Donnithorne entered the dairy and spoke to her; but it was not at all a distressed blush, for it was inwreathed with smiles and dimples, and with sparkles from under long, curled, dark eyelashes; and while her aunt was discoursing to him about the limited amount of milk that was to be spared for butter and cheese so long as the calves were not all weaned, and a large quantity but inferior quality of milk yielded by the shorthorn, which had been bought on experiment, together with other matters which must be interesting to a young gentleman who would one day be a landlord, Hetty tossed and patted her pound of butter with quite a self-possessed, coquettish
air, slyly conscious that no turn of her head was lost.
The knot of bright hair and the coquettish
hat could belong to but one person; and her companion, as the couple approached, proved to be none other than Mr.
Her attitude, though perfectly natural for an Eastern woman would, in a European, have been deemed too full of coquettish
straining after effect.
She was a taut, trim, neat little craft, extremely well kept; and on that serene evening when we passed her close she looked the embodiment of coquettish
comfort on the sea.
She eagerly placed the precious baubles in her ears, and, though as ugly as the Witch of Endor, went off with a sideling gait and coquettish
air, as though she had been a perfect Semiramis.
The folding-doors between the two classes, opened for the prayer, were instantly closed; a maitresse, work-box in hand, took her seat at her appropriate desk; the pupils sat still with their pens and books before them; my three beauties in the van, now well humbled by a demeanour of consistent coolness, sat erect with their hands folded quietly on their knees; they had given up giggling and whispering to each other, and no longer ventured to utter pert speeches in my presence; they now only talked to me occasionally with their eyes, by means of which organs they could still, however, say very audacious and coquettish
I think she was arrayed in little blue feathers, but if such a costume is not seemly, I swear there were, at least, little blue feathers in her too coquettish
cap, and that she was carrying a muff to match.
Her clothes were country-made, but perfect as regarded fit and trimness, her beflowered hat was worn with a touch of coquettish
grace, a trifle un-English, but very delightful.
In this pretty little hand, of which the coquettish
damsel was particularly proud, was the bulb.
The sea laughed and flashed and preened and allured, like a beautiful, coquettish
Across the floor Maggie sailed like a coquettish
yacht convoyed by a stately cruiser.