I remember how admiringly all the boys looked at her the night she first wore her velveteen
dress, made like Mrs.
Here, we found a gentleman with one eye, in a velveteen
suit and knee-breeches, who wiped his nose with his sleeve on being interrupted in the perusal of the newspaper.
On the following morning, he brought around two horses, one of which had a woman's saddle with a velveteen
back to it, while on the crupper of the other was a rolled shawl that was to be used for a seat.
Under his linen milking-pinner he wore a dark velveteen
jacket, cord breeches and gaiters, and a starched white shirt.
Dressed in plum-colored velveteen
, with short, gray hair, and a face that seemed permanently flushed with philanthropic enthusiasm, she was always in a hurry, and always in some disorder.
I was eight or nine, in velveteen
, diamond socks ('Cross your legs when they look at you,' my mother had said, 'and put your thumb in your pocket and leave the top of your handkerchief showing'), and I had travelled by rail to visit a relative.
Perhaps Penelope, who came down in a wonderful black velveteen
gown, with a bunch of scarlet roses in her corsage, was the only one who seemed successfully to ignore the passage of arms which had taken place so short a while ago.
Would it be wise now to make my transformation complete, by adding to the apron a velveteen
jacket and a sealskin cap?
They quicken their pace when they get into the churchyard, for already they see the field thronged with country folk; the men in clean, white smocks or velveteen
or fustian coats, with rough plush waistcoats of many colours, and the women in the beautiful, long scarlet cloak--the usual out-door dress of west-country women in those days, and which often descended in families from mother to daughter--or in new-fashioned stuff shawls, which, if they would but believe it, don't become them half so well.
He was dressed in a complete suit of chestnut-coloured velveteen
, worn at the sides; sabots were on his feet.
The man who growled out these words, was a stoutly-built fellow of about five-and-thirty, in a black velveteen
coat, very soiled drab breeches, lace-up half boots, and grey cotton stockings which inclosed a bulky pair of legs, with large swelling calves;--the kind of legs, which in such costume, always look in an unfinished and incomplete state without a set of fetters to garnish them.
Seeming never to need sleep himself, he would reappear, with a tied-up broken head, in fantail hat and velveteen
smalls, like an accursed goblin, at the most unholy and untimely hours.