Besides, it was very convenient on an excursion; much better than those garden-chairs which are convertible into walking-sticks; upon occasion, a chief calling his attendant, and desiring him to make a settee
of himself under a spreading tree, perhaps in some damp marshy place.
In the room where the dressing-table stood, and where the wax candles burnt on the wall, I found Miss Havisham and Estella; Miss Havisham seated on a settee
near the fire, and Estella on a cushion at her feet.
Smilash, bareheaded, without a coat, his corduroy vest and trousers heavy with rain; a rough-looking, middle-aged man, poorly dressed like a shepherd, wet as Smilash, with the expression, piteous, patient, and desperate, of one hard driven by ill-fortune, and at the end of his resources; two little children, a boy and a girl, almost naked, cowering under an old sack that had served them as an umbrella; and, lying on the settee
where the two men had laid it, a heap of wretched wearing apparel, sacking, and rotten matting, with Smilash's coat and sou'wester, the whole covering a bundle which presently proved to be an exhausted woman with a tiny infant at her breast.
This state between reviving hope and momentary despondency had prevailed for several weeks, when the affectionate girl entered an apartment that communicated with George's own room, where she found the invalid reclining on a settee
apparently deeply communing with himself.
Two or three Bull-dogs whom I guessed to be the Body-Guard of the King--were waiting in grim silence: in fact the only voices at all plainly audible were those of two little dogs, who had mounted a settee
, and were holding a lively discussion that looked very like a quarrel.
An enormous settee
, or sofa, covered with light chintz, stretched along the walls for nearly twenty feet on one side of the hail; and chairs of wood, painted a light yellow, with black lines that were drawn by no very steady hand, were ranged opposite, and in the intervals between the other pieces of furniture.
They come from that lady there--the one who is sitting on the settee
, the one who has just been escorted to the verandah by a crowd of lacqueys.
She was seated in a leaning posture on a settee
, with her back towards the door; the great rich coils of her pale blond hair surmounting her small neck, visible above the back of the settee
Captain Hodgson opens the underbody colloid, swings the heavy pithing-iron out of its rack which in liners is generally cased as a smoking-room settee
, and at two hundred feet releases the catch.
Try the settee
," said Holmes, relapsing into his armchair and putting his fingertips together, as was his custom when in judicial moods.
Interesting, though elementary," said he as he returned to his favourite corner of the settee
She was seated in a low settee
under the shaded standard lamp by the piano.