The horse rises first upon his fore legs; and the domestic cow, upon her hinder limbs; but the buffalo bounds at once from a couchant
to an erect position, with a celerity that baffles the eye.
I was passing a pretty little villa, which stood rather back from the road, in its own grounds, with bright flower-beds in front creepers wandering over the walls and hanging in festoons about the bow-windows-- an easy-chair forgotten on the lawn, with a newspaper lying near it-- a small pug-dog "couchant
" before it, resolved to guard the treasure even at the sacrifice of life--and a front-door standing invitingly half-open.
This caused the young women likewise to gaze in the direction towards which their father's gloomy eyes pointed: and they saw an elaborate monument upon the wall, where Britannia was represented weeping over an urn, and a broken sword and a couchant
lion indicated that the piece of sculpture had been erected in honour of a deceased warrior.
Then from his loftie stand on that high Tree Down he alights among the sportful Herd Of those fourfooted kindes, himself now one, Now other, as thir shape servd best his end Neerer to view his prey, and unespi'd To mark what of thir state he more might learn By word or action markt: about them round A Lion now he stalkes with fierie glare, Then as a Tiger, who by chance hath spi'd In some Purlieu two gentle Fawnes at play, Strait couches close, then rising changes oft His couchant
watch, as one who chose his ground Whence rushing he might surest seise them both Grip't in each paw: when ADAM first of men To first of women EVE thus moving speech, Turnd him all eare to heare new utterance flow.
She began to picture herself traveling with Ralph in a land where these monsters were couchant
in the sand.
Plus leur lumiere est "froide" (semblable au soleil a midi plutot qu'au couchant
), plus la proportion de bleu est grande dans leur spectre.
Paul Signac's dazzling, sun-drenched --and exceptional--pointillist Le Port au soleil couchant
, Opus 236 (Saint-Tropez) of 1892, illustrated on these pages in February, sold above its estimate to set a world auction record for the artist at 19.8m [pounds sterling].
Les artistes se sont dechaines sur scene, se sont laisses alles a la musique, se deplacant avec leurs instruments, se couchant
meme sur scene, entrecoupant les chants de pauses et de silences inattendus, pour captiver davantage le public.
Lucy's is the richly textured and splattered 'Winter is Coming.' And for Gomez himself is 'Soleil Couchant
,' a visual tribute to his adoptive city.
Sir Edwin Landseer's The Arab tent, with animals couchant
famously, resides a wall away.