The last rays of the sun Lit but the tops of trees and mountain-peaks With tarnished glory; and the water's sheen, Once blue and bright, grew lustreless
, and soon A welter of red clouds alone betrayed The passing of the sun.
The grayness of the whole immense surface, the wind furrows upon the faces of the waves, the great masses of foam, tossed about and waving, like matted white locks, give to the sea in a gale an appearance of hoary age, lustreless
, dull, without gleams, as though it had been created before light itself.
Why, he was literally skin and bone, and his fur was dull and lustreless
. It almost broke our hearts to see our beautiful Paddy brought so low.
"I never 'ad none," was the Cockney's comment, as he gazed with lustreless
, hopeless eyes into mine.
The quick-silvery glaze on the rivers and pools vanished; from broad mirrors of light they changed to lustreless
sheets of lead, with a surface like a rasp.
And, half revealed among the smoke, a yellow visage bent its lustreless
eyes on Mother Rigby.
The twisted limbs, the gaping mouths, the staring lustreless
eyes, fascinated him.
He is meagre; his low and narrow forehead is deeply wrinkled; his eyes, small and lustreless
, sometimes wander apprehensively about him, but oftener seem to look inward.
Bread stared solemnly and then stretched her hands over her lustreless
satin skirt, as if the perilous side of her situation were defining itself.
"You must be frozen," she went on, fixing lustreless
eyes on him.
The skinny hands were clasped upon the breast; two lustreless
tufts of hair stuck to the skull; the skin was brown and sunken; it stretched tightly over the cheek bones and made them stand out sharply; the crisp dead eyes were deep in the sockets; the nostrils were painfully prominent, the end of the nose being gone; the lips had shriveled away from the yellow teeth: and brought down to us through the circling years, and petrified there, was a weird laugh a full century old!
a pale face, lustreless
gray eyes, a metallic voice, and a languid manner." He was born of humble parents, and began his career as a bartender.