Then he settled himself cross-legged
and arranged his fishing tackle.
Fired by recollections of fakirs and devotees in illustrations Colin suggested that they should all sit cross-legged
under the tree which made a canopy.
I sat for hours cross-legged
, and cross-tempered, upon my silks meditating upon the queer freaks chance plays upon us poor devils of mortals.
It was not difficult to divine that they were of a class of itinerant showmen--exhibitors of the freaks of Punch--for, perched cross-legged
upon a tombstone behind them, was a figure of that hero himself, his nose and chin as hooked and his face as beaming as usual.
'Would not you like,' said he, 'to be a tailor?' 'Oh, no!' said the young man; 'sitting cross-legged
from morning to night, working backwards and forwards with a needle and goose, will never suit me.'
After a short prayer, the company all seated themselves cross-legged
, in Turkish fashion, to the banquet, which passed off with great hilarity.
The Muhammadan merchant, tinman, shoemaker, or vendor of trifles sits cross-legged
on the floor and reaches after any article you may want to buy.
He sat down cross-legged
on the platform, with his sailor hat tipped back on his head, and the Wizard blew a beautiful bubble all around him.
I mounted into the window-seat: gathering up my feet, I sat cross-legged
, like a Turk; and, having drawn the red moreen curtain nearly close, I was shrined in double retirement.
Meanwhile Dominic, black and cowled, sat cross-legged
on the deck, with his back to the wind, recalling vaguely an Arab chief in his burnuss sitting on the sand.
He was sitting cross-legged
with his back against one of the poles which supported the open hut, with his eyes fixed upon the cloud of mist hanging over a distant swamp.
Down the length of the dining-room in the rotunda part full of afternoon light Dona R., sitting cross-legged
on the divan in the attitude of a very old idol or a very young child and surrounded by many cushions, waves her hand from afar pleasantly surprised, exclaiming: "What!