Pontellier had brought her sketching materials, which she sometimes dabbled
with in an unprofessional way.
There were a number of hangers-on and outsiders about the Commons, who, without being proctors themselves, dabbled
in common-form business, and got it done by real proctors, who lent their names in consideration of a share in the spoil; - and there were a good many of these too.
Moncharmin did not know a note of music, but he called the minister of education and fine arts by his Christian name, had dabbled
a little in society journalism and enjoyed a considerable private income.
One hand was almost severed at the wrist and his silvery hair was dabbled
Here long ago the girls of Sou, the darlings of the King, Dabbled
their shining skirts with dew from the gracious blooms of Spring.
His mind, therefore, had become stored with all kinds of mystic lore; he had dabbled
a little in astrology, alchemy, divination; knew how to detect stolen money, and to tell where springs of water lay hidden; in a word, by the dark nature of his knowledge he had acquired the name of the "High German Doctor," which is pretty nearly equivalent to that of necromancer.
On the hearth were two or three long and thick tresses of grey human hair, also dabbled
in blood, and seeming to have been pulled out by the roots.
The truth is, I never dabbled
in flashy matters, but jogged on in the good old sober routine of the calling -- a calling in which I should, no doubt, have remained to the present hour, but for a little accident which happened to me in the prosecution of one of the usual business operations of the profession.
His vesture was dabbled
in blood--and his broad brow, with all the features of the face, was besprinkled with the scarlet horror.
with white froth, went past with trailing
a little in drawing myself, and I assure you that to put one dot where you want it is a marvel with a pen close to a piece of paper.
Four or five years earlier he had taken a year's course at a technological college at Worcester, and dabbled
in the laboratory with a friendly professor of physics; and the images supplied by that experience still cropped up, at unexpected moments, through the totally different associations of thought in which he had since been living.