On the edge of the river I could faintly make out the only two black things in all the prospect that seemed to be standing upright; one of these was the beacon by which the sailors steered - like an unhooped
cask upon a pole - an ugly thing when you were near it; the other a gibbet, with some chains hanging to it which had once held a pirate.
Now, to any one not fully acquainted with the ways of the leviathans, it might seem an absurdly hopeless task thus to seek out one solitary creature in the unhooped
oceans of this planet.
the fabrics and move down the strip until all marked areas have been embroidered or have had charms added to them.
(35.) Kimberly Chrisman, "Unhoop
the Fair Sex: The Campaign against the Hoop Petticoat in 18th-century England," Eighteenth-Century Studies 30 (1996): 5-23, at 6.
Such as, that night in Florence with Robert Browning I donned his clothes to gain the unhooped
precincts of Certosa Convent, see exquisite Donatellos.