Prithee, young one, who art thou, and what has ailed thy mother to bedizen
thee in this strange fashion?
His coat has a wide embroidery of golden foliage; and his waistcoat, likewise, is all flowered over and bedizened
It was a noble gathering of the fairest and the swiftest, each bearing at the bow the carved emblem of her name, as in a gallery of plaster-casts, figures of women with mural crowns, women with flowing robes, with gold fillets on their hair or blue scarves round their waists, stretching out rounded arms as if to point the way; heads of men helmeted or bare; full lengths of warriors, of kings, of statesmen, of lords and princesses, all white from top to toe; with here and there a dusky turbaned figure, bedizened
in many colours, of some Eastern sultan or hero, all inclined forward under the slant of mighty bowsprits as if eager to begin another run of 11,000 miles in their leaning attitudes.
One bright afternoon, a gig, gaily bedizened
with streamers, was observed to shove off from the side of one of the French frigates, and pull directly for our gangway.
As I go back in spirit and recall that noble sea, reposing among the snow-peaks six thousand feet above the ocean, the conviction comes strong upon me again that Como would only seem a bedizened
little courtier in that august presence.
Charlie Sloane's slate pencil, gorgeously bedizened
with striped red and yellow paper, costing two cents where ordinary pencils cost only one, which he sent up to her after dinner hour, met with a more favorable reception.
Had I bedizened
my aged and broken frame with scarlet and embroidery--had I forced my withered lips to smile at my dead heart--that might have been mockery, or madness.
As usual, she was extraordinarily festooned and bedizened
, with a limp Leghorn hat anchored to her head by many windings of faded gauze, and a little black velvet parasol on a carved ivory handle absurdly balanced over her much larger hatbrim.
Neither was it the arrival, so frequent in the fifteenth century, of some plumed and bedizened
To say the truth, whether it were chance, or skill, or downright witchcraft, there was something wonderfully human in this ridiculous shape, bedizened
with its tattered finery; and as for the countenance, it appeared to shrivel its yellow surface into a grin--a funny kind of expression betwixt scorn and merriment, as if it understood itself to be a jest at mankind.
I had a positive abhorrence for the painted, bedizened
, dead- faced, glassy-eyed Egeria of Peter Ivanovitch.
The comic touches that bedizen
Wodehouse's prose are one of its chief delights.