Some faint attempts she had made with blue ribbon
, to freshen the appearance of a dingy curtain, she now saw to be piteous.
"I'll get you one!" cried Dorothy, who was sorry for the poor man; so she ran back to the buggy and took from her suit-case a pretty blue ribbon
. It did her good to see how the braided man's eyes sparkled when he received this treasure.
With our glasses we could see the blue ribbon
on his neck and a patch of white on his brown chest.
She held out a dusty little packet tied with faded blue ribbon
The Cowardly Lion had a big bow of blue ribbon
fastened to the long hair between his ears, and the Tiger wore a bow of red ribbon on his tail, just in front of the bushy end.
She was cut out of paper, but she had on a dress of the finest muslin, with a scarf of narrow blue ribbon
round her shoulders, fastened in the middle with a glittering rose made of gold paper, which was as large as her head.
He wore a low-crowned, narrow-brimmed straw hat, with a broad blue ribbon
around it which had a white anchor embroidered on it in front; nobby short-tailed coat, pantaloons, vest, all trim and neat and up with the fashion; red-striped stockings, very low-quarter patent-leather shoes, tied with black ribbon; blue ribbon
around his neck, wide-open collar; tiny diamond studs; wrinkleless kids; projecting cuffs, fastened with large oxidized silver sleeve-buttons, bearing the device of a dog's face--English pug.
A young lady, in the act of tormenting a guitar strung about her neck by a couple of yards of blue ribbon
, is not half so engaging.
If you had tied a bit of blue ribbon
round his neck you could have won prizes with him at a show.
To his left, back of the rows of citizens, was a spacious temporary platform upon which were seated the scholars who were to take part in the exercises of the evening; rows of small boys, washed and dressed to an intolerable state of discomfort; rows of gawky big boys; snowbanks of girls and young ladies clad in lawn and muslin and conspicuously conscious of their bare arms, their grand- mothers' ancient trinkets, their bits of pink and blue ribbon
and the flowers in their hair.
Emma watched them in, and then joined Harriet at the interesting counter,trying, with all the force of her own mind, to convince her that if she wanted plain muslin it was of no use to look at figured; and that a blue ribbon
, be it ever so beautiful, would still never match her yellow pattern.
I don't know what he had looked like, except a funeral; with the addition of a large Danish sun or star hanging round his neck by a blue ribbon
, that had given him the appearance of being insured in some extraordinary Fire Office.