curtains


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curtains

n. death. (Underworld.) Okay, Marlowe, this time it’s curtains.
See also: curtain
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A good deal of hammering went on before the curtain rose again, but when it became evident what a masterpiece of stage carpentery had been got up, no one murmured at the delay.
I mounted into the window-seat: gathering up my feet, I sat cross-legged, like a Turk; and, having drawn the red moreen curtain nearly close, I was shrined in double retirement.
le Comte de Guiche," said he, in a fretful voice, whilst putting on, behind the curtain, his dressing-gown, with the assistance of Bernouin.
It was quite clear that she was not taking her daughter down to be wedded, or the curtains would have been laced home and the guard would have allowed no one near the car.
With formal furniture, curtains are out of place; and an extensive volume of drapery of any kind is, under any circumstance, irreconcilable with good taste - the proper quantum, as well as the proper adjustment, depending upon the character of the general effect.
The windows of the study were barred and locked, and heavy dark curtains closed them in.
And continually did she rise from her seat and part the curtains so that a rivulet of light fell across the carpet, and make the remark that they were still there.
She called out: 'Good morning,' but received no answer; so she went to the bed and drew back the curtains.
Even when he had shut the door he said nothing, but went straight to the window and parted the curtains.
A four-wheeler had driven up to the gate, and it was at this that the old ladies, peeping out bird-like from behind their curtains, directed an eager and questioning gaze.
Emily waited--hesitated--advanced, to part the curtains, and look in at her aunt.
Before he leaves the room, silent Peter goes to the window, and asks in fewest possible words if he shall draw the curtains.
He said: "You understand that directly I stooped to pick up that coil of running gear--the spanker foot-outhaul, it was--I perceived that I could see right into that part of the saloon the curtains were meant to make particularly private.
The appearance of these curtains was familiar, yet she did not remember them being there on her other visit: her impression was that Mr.
There was a Turkey carpet upon the floor which matched the curtains, but to his surprise there was not a single chair of any sort to be seen.