While a row of luxurious arm-chairs, in the main thoroughfare of the room, invited the reader of solid literature to reveal himself in the act of cultivating a virtue, a row of snug little curtained
recesses, opening at intervals out of one of the walls, enabled the reader of light literature to conceal himself in the act of indulging a vice.
Below the main floor, or stage, was the curtained
dressing-room of the actors; and when the play required, on one side was attached 'Hell-Mouth,' a great and horrible human head, whence issued flames and fiendish cries, often the fiends themselves, and into which lost sinners were violently hurled.
Leaving her husband and her stepdaughters to entertain Sir Joseph and Miss Lavinia, Lady Winwood took Natalie into her own boudoir, which communicated by a curtained opening with the drawing-room.
Lady Winwood pointed through the curtained entrance of the boudoir to the door of the drawing-room.
The bad game of drifting clouds, of damp melancholy, of curtained
heavens, of stolen suns, of howling autumn-winds,
Then he stood for a few moments in front of the curtained
The inner door, a grating, was shut and bolted, and curtained
like the open porthole.
The Prince pointed to a small round table at the farther end of the apartment, half screened off by a curtained
He remembered all the streets--the well-to-do streets he had passed on his way home; all the innumerable houses with closed doors and curtained
If he had had any sense of what he had done that night, and had been less of a whelp and more of a brother, he might have turned short on the road, might have gone down to the ill-smelling river that was dyed black, might have gone to bed in it for good and all, and have curtained
his head for ever with its filthy waters.
Fagin drew him behind a small partition which was curtained
off, and they held their breaths as she passed within a few feet of their place of concealment, and emerged by the door at which they had entered.