There was a noise as of the opening and closing of the hall door; he heard quick, heavy footsteps along the passage--heard them ascend the stairs--heard them on the uncarpeted
floor of the chamber immediately overhead.
Tulliver's savage silence, which seemed to add to the hollow resonance of the bare, uncarpeted
room when the aunts were talking, heightened the unpleasantness of these family visits on all sides, and tended to make them rare.
The stairs, uncarpeted
, seemed winding up, in the gloom, to nobody knew where!
Over the lower range of table, the roof, as we have noticed, had no covering; the rough plastered walls were left bare, and the rude earthen floor was uncarpeted
; the board was uncovered by a cloth, and rude massive benches supplied the place of chairs.
'After sitting still an hour, I looked at the great room with its smooth uncarpeted
floor, and thought how nice it would be to play in, if we removed the table; and I asked Linton to call Zillah in to help us, and we'd have a game at blindman's-buff; she should try to catch us: you used to, you know, Ellen.
The servant preceded Magdalen along an empty passage, and, leading her past an uncarpeted
staircase, opened the door of a room at the back of the house.
High vaulted rooms with cool uncarpeted
floors, great dogs upon the hearths for the burning of wood in winter time, and all luxuries befitting the state of a marquis in a luxurious age and country.
The beautiful Catalane and noble countess had lost both her proud glance and charming smile, because she saw nothing but misery around her; the walls were hung with one of the gray papers which economical landlords choose as not likely to show the dirt; the floor was uncarpeted
; the furniture attracted the attention to the poor attempt at luxury; indeed, everything offended eyes accustomed to refinement and elegance.
I followed him to the top of a very lofty stair, and there, right under the slates, were a couple of empty, dusty little rooms, uncarpeted
and uncurtained, into which he led me.
The mere flash of electric light upon a hail of chaos and uncarpeted
stairs, and on the face of Raffles as he sprang to switch it off, had been enough even for me.
Never was such labyrinths of uncarpeted
passages, such clusters of mouldy, ill-lighted rooms, such huge numbers of small dens for eating or sleeping in, beneath any one roof, as are collected together between the four walls of the Great White Horse at Ipswich.
The flooring, of diagonally set narrow boards, was uncarpeted