The little circlet of the schoolboy's copper coin--dim and lustreless
though it was, with the small services which it had been doing here and there about the world --had proved a talisman, fragrant with good, and deserving to be set in gold and worn next her heart.
Turning upon me a lustreless
eye, that reminded me of a long-forgotten blind old horse who once used to crop the grass, and tumble over the graves, in Blunderstone churchyard, he said he was glad to see me: and then he gave me his hand; which I didn't know what to do with, as it did nothing for itself.
The twisted limbs, the gaping mouths, the staring lustreless
eyes, fascinated him.
The last rays of the sun Lit but the tops of trees and mountain-peaks With tarnished glory; and the water's sheen, Once blue and bright, grew lustreless
, and soon A welter of red clouds alone betrayed The passing of the sun.
He is meagre; his low and narrow forehead is deeply wrinkled; his eyes, small and lustreless
, sometimes wander apprehensively about him, but oftener seem to look inward.
The grayness of the whole immense surface, the wind furrows upon the faces of the waves, the great masses of foam, tossed about and waving, like matted white locks, give to the sea in a gale an appearance of hoary age, lustreless
, dull, without gleams, as though it had been created before light itself.
Bread stared solemnly and then stretched her hands over her lustreless
satin skirt, as if the perilous side of her situation were defining itself.
And, half revealed among the smoke, a yellow visage bent its lustreless
eyes on Mother Rigby.
I could understand his regarding it as of small importance when I looked at it, for the metal was almost black and the stones lustreless
The quick-silvery glaze on the rivers and pools vanished; from broad mirrors of light they changed to lustreless
sheets of lead, with a surface like a rasp.
You must be frozen," she went on, fixing lustreless
eyes on him.
The amber beads were trying to her complexion, or her dress was perhaps unbecoming: her face looked lustreless
and almost ugly, and he had never loved it as he did at that minute.