On the second day, numbers of Right Whales were seen, who, secure from the attack of a Sperm Whaler like the Pequod, with open jaws sluggishly swam through the brit, which, adhering to the fringing fibres of that wondrous Venetian blind
in their mouths, was in that manner separated from the water that escaped at the lip.
The only light visible, along the whole length of the building, glimmered through the Venetian blind
of the window-entrance to Francine's sitting-room.
Then after slipping his braces off his shoulders he pulled up violently the venetian blind
, and leaned his forehead against the cold window-pane - a fragile film of glass stretched between him and the enormity of cold, black, wet, muddy, inhospitable accumulation of bricks, slates, and stones, things in themselves unlovely and unfriendly to man.
Every little colony of houses has its church and school-house peeping from among the white roofs and shady trees; every house is the whitest of the white; every Venetian blind
the greenest of the green; every fine day's sky the bluest of the blue.
The roof is about twelve feet high, and runs to a pretty sharp angle, as if there were a regular ridge-pole there; while these ribbed, arched, hairy sides, present us with those wondrous, half vertical, scimetar-shaped slats of whale-bone, say three hundred on a side, which depending from the upper part of the head or crown bone, form those Venetian blinds
which have elsewhere been cursorily mentioned.
From the apartments on the ground-floor might be heard the sound of music, with the whirl of the waltz and galop, while brilliant streams of light shone through the openings of the Venetian blinds
. At this moment the garden was only occupied by about ten servants, who had just received orders from their mistress to prepare the supper, the serenity of the weather continuing to increase.
Our school was not situated in the heart of the town: on entering A from the north-west there is a row of respectable-looking houses, on each side of the broad, white road, with narrow slips of garden-ground before them, Venetian blinds
to the windows, and a flight of steps leading to each trim, brass-handled door.
The day being very warm and the street a quiet one, the windows were wide open; and it was easy to hear through the Venetian blinds
all that passed inside.
His sleep had been restless; but when he stretched his legs and looked at the sunshine that slid through the Venetian blinds
, making patterns on the floor, he sighed with satisfaction.
That was an objection to peeping through the venetian blinds
, as we nevertheless did, at our peril of observation from the road.
(these are the country rates) entitles him to the benefit of the improvements of centuries, spacious apartments, clean paint and paper, Rumford fire-place, back plastering, Venetian blinds
, copper pump, spring lock, a commodious cellar, and many other things.
There was a red brick house with a small paved courtyard in front, which anybody might have known belonged to the attorney; and there was, moreover, another red brick house with Venetian blinds
, and a large brass door-plate with a very legible announcement that it belonged to the surgeon.