Meanwhile, upon questioning him in his broken fashion, Queequeg gave me to understand that, in his land, owing to the absence of settees
and sofas of all sorts, the king, chiefs, and great people generally, were in the custom of fattening some of the lower orders for ottomans; and to furnish a house comfortably in that respect, you had only to buy up eight or ten lazy fellows, and lay them round in the piers and alcoves.
In it, in bewildering confusion, were old sleighs, pungs, horse rakes, hogsheads, settees
without backs, bed- steads without heads, in all stages of disability, and never the same on two consecutive days.
The boy took their cards, and then, as they sat down together upon a settee
, he set their nerves in a thrill by darting behind a curtain with a shrill cry, and prodding at something with his foot.
Interesting, though elementary," said he as he returned to his favourite corner of the settee
Every one chattered, argued, discussed, disputed, applauded, from the gentleman lounging upon the barroom settee
with his tumbler of sherry-cobbler before him down to the waterman who got drunk upon his "knock-me-down" in the dingy taverns of Fell Point.
He sat down upon a low settee
and blinked at us inquiringly with his weak, watery blue eyes.
This state between reviving hope and momentary despondency had prevailed for several weeks, when the affectionate girl entered an apartment that communicated with George's own room, where she found the invalid reclining on a settee
apparently deeply communing with himself.
He caught me in his arms, pulled me down upon the settee
, and thrust his hand into my bosom, and kissed it with such violence that I have the mark upon my left breast at this moment.
Two or three Bull-dogs whom I guessed to be the Body-Guard of the King--were waiting in grim silence: in fact the only voices at all plainly audible were those of two little dogs, who had mounted a settee
, and were holding a lively discussion that looked very like a quarrel.
Then she sat upon a settee
and watched the people dance.
Anna, in a gray dressing gown, with a crop of short clustering black curls on her round head, was sitting on a settee
She was seated in a leaning posture on a settee
, with her back towards the door; the great rich coils of her pale blond hair surmounting her small neck, visible above the back of the settee