He had about him, he says, a trusty plaid
; an old and valued travelling companion and comforter; upon which the rains had descended, and the snows and winds beaten, without further effect than somewhat to tarnish its primitive lustre.
His boots were, on a small scale, the boots of a ploughman, while his legs, so crossed and recrossed with scratches that they looked like maps, were bare below a very short pair of plaid
drawers finished off with two frills of perfectly different patterns.
In the afternoon Lord George came forth again, dressed in a black velvet coat, and trousers and waistcoat of the Gordon plaid
, all of the same Quaker cut; and in this costume, which made him look a dozen times more strange and singular than before, went down on foot to Westminster.
A soldier, roused by the noise, unrolled his plaid
, and looked up to see what was going forward.
I can remember Miss Temple walking lightly and rapidly along our drooping line, her plaid
cloak, which the frosty wind fluttered, gathered close about her, and encouraging us, by precept and example, to keep up our spirits, and march forward, as she said, "like stalwart soldiers." The other teachers, poor things, were generally themselves too much dejected to attempt the task of cheering others.
A stormy evening of olive and silver was closing in, as Father Brown, wrapped in a grey Scotch plaid
, came to the end of a grey Scotch valley and beheld the strange castle of Glengyle.
He touched the brim of the old plaid
bicycle cap perched on the back of his head.
On the left of his great leader sat the poetic Snodgrass, and near him again the sporting Winkle; the former poetically enveloped in a mysterious blue cloak with a canine-skin collar, and the latter communicating additional lustre to a new green shooting-coat, plaid
neckerchief, and closely-fitted drabs.
She looked demure and pretty, and made a graceful picture in her blue cashmere dress and little blue hat, with a plaid
shawl drawn neatly about her shoulders and a clumsy pocket-book in her hand.
Robinson's red plaid
shawl, and Deacon Milliken's wig, on crooked, the bare benches and torn hymn-books, the hanging texts and maps, were no longer visible, and she saw blue skies and burning stars, white turbans and gay colors; Mr.
"Unless the little man in the plaid
mackintosh poured it into the coffee with the milk," she said, "I could not possibly have imbibed it, for I haven't spoken to another soul since we left."
It consisted of a brown body-coat with a great many brass buttons up the front and only one behind, a bright check neckerchief, a plaid
waistcoat, soiled white trousers, and a very limp hat, worn with the wrong side foremost, to hide a hole in the brim.