The stove was very large, with bright nickel trimmings
, and behind it there was a long wooden bench against the wall, and a tin washtub, into which grandmother poured hot and cold water.
De-vyled" ham was made out of the waste ends of smoked beef that were too small to be sliced by the machines; and also tripe, dyed with chemicals so that it would not show white; and trimmings
of hams and corned beef; and potatoes, skins and all; and finally the hard cartilaginous gullets of beef, after the tongues had been cut out.
The prevarication and white lies which a mind that keeps itself ambitiously pure is as uneasy under as a great artist under the false touches that no eye detects but his own, are worn as lightly as mere trimmings
when once the actions have become a lie.
The walls were all hung with black, but, instead of the white trimmings
that usually set off that funereal upholstery, there was an enormous stave of music with the notes of the DIES IRAE, many times repeated.
The hangings were of damask, the carpets from Alencon, and the bed, especially, had more the look of a fine lady's couch, with its trimmings
of fine lace and its embroidered counterpane, than that of a man who had made a vow that he would endeavor to gain Heaven by fasting and mortification.
Surely you must abound with trimmings
, and yet you are working another already?
This latter interest, it is true, did not descend to the minutiae of trimmings
and work, or even of fineness, but the "three figure" had a surprising effect.
My eyes have been trained to examine faces and not their trimmings
I believe if two women were cast together upon a desert island, they would spend each day arguing the respective merits of sea-shells and birds' eggs considered as trimmings
, and would have a new fashion in fig-leaves every month.
The actress, who was standing near the mantelpiece and looking down into the fire, wore a gray cashmere dress without fashionable loopings or trimmings
, moulded to her tall figure and flowing in long lines about her feet.
Like them, too, they seem to run to a deal of seed in their tags and trimmings
Yes, I know exactly what you will say: Friday, went to the Lower Rooms; wore my sprigged muslin robe with blue trimmings
-- plain black shoes -- appeared to much advantage; but was strangely harassed by a queer, half-witted man, who would make me dance with him, and distressed me by his nonsense.