First there was a strip of
light green silk, then a strip of
dark green and then a strip of
emerald green; for Oz had a fancy to make the balloon in different shades of the color about them.
Under this row of faint grease prints he would write a record on the strip of
With slow step and vacant face--moving as if she was walking in her sleep--she led the way to the papered wall; knelt down at the skirting-board; and, taking out two small sharp nails, lifted up a long strip of the paper which had been detached from the plaster beneath.
Partly by signs, and partly by help of the slate, she showed how the mixture could be applied to the back of the loosened strip of paper in the next room--how the paper could be glued to the sound lower part of the wall by tightening the strings--how the strings, having served that purpose, could be safely removed--how the same process could be followed in Geoffrey's room, after the hollowed place had been filled up again with the materials waiting in the scullery, or even without filling up the hollowed place if the time failed for doing it.
Leaning forward, he touched the farther end of the strip of brown stuff that she was hemming.
He drew up to the table again and she sewed on in silence, with dropped lashes, while he sat in fascinated contemplation of the way in which her hands went up and down above the strip of stuff, just as he had seen a pair of birds make short perpendicular flights over a nest they were building.
He took his nose out of the calabash and with his rose-ribbon strip of
tongue licked Lamai's hand.
That spring, Jesse had bought part of a long strip of
black swamp land that lay in the valley of Wine Creek.
I live on an atoll, a low island, it is a strip of
land surrounding a lagoon, and its beauty is the beauty of the sea and sky and the varied colour of the lagoon and the grace of the cocoa-nut trees; but the place where Strickland lived had the beauty of the Garden of Eden.
It stood motionless, rising out of the furthest strip of
moonlight on the floor.
There was yet a fertile strip of
time wherein to sow my last handful of the wild oats of youth.
We see under the feet of our ponies a mixture of moorland and bog--here, the strip of
firm ground that we are standing on, and there, a few feet off, the strip of
watery peat-bog, which is deep enough to suffocate us if we step into it.
Its light illuminated a strip of
thick tapestry, hanging loose from the ceiling to the floor, on the wall opposite to the door by which we had entered.
Thomas's father was pursued home one night by a lamb of fire with its head cut off hanging by a strip of
I gave him the button; whereupon he strung it on a strip of
his great-coat which he had used to bind the cross; and tying in a little sprig of birch and another of fir, he looked upon his work with satisfaction.