curtains


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curtains

n. death. (Underworld.) Okay, Marlowe, this time it’s curtains.
See also: curtain
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Indeed, whether on carpets, or curtains, or tapestry, or ottoman coverings, all upholstery of this nature should be rigidly Arabesque.
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.
Then just as he was ready to put it down to a trick of imagination he saw trembling movements where the two curtains joined.
He hammered gently upon the framework with his fist, and the windows opened readily inwards, pushing back the curtain with them.
A harsh, thin cackle behind the curtains put the hillman on his mettle for a second shot.
But the curtain screened it, as you can see, and so it never occurred to me.
It is well I drew the curtain," thought I; and I wished fervently he might not discover my hiding-place: nor would John Reed have found it out himself; he was not quick either of vision or conception; but Eliza just put her head in at the door, and said at once -
Just then the lamp again flickered; the noise startled Madame de Villefort, who shuddered and dropped the curtain.
Then he softly drew back a piece of the curtain and motioned his companion to look out.
Rodney spoke with such decision that when he raised his arm Katharine expected him to draw the curtain instantly.
To keep silent before the curtain went up was no hardship for him.
He drew the curtain aside and for some time his frightened, restless eyes could not find the baby.
The curtain rose when we had got her at a red heat.
As the manager of the Performance sits before the curtain on the boards and looks into the Fair, a feeling of profound melancholy comes over him in his survey of the bustling place.
Yes, I perceived that a corner of the curtain in your window had been looped up and fastened to the cornice as I had suggested should be done; and it seemed to me that your dear face was glimmering at the window, and that you were looking at me from out of the darkness of your room, and that you were thinking of me.