Rivera, on his knees, scrubbing, looked up, with suspended brush, his bare arms flecked with
soapy, dirty water.
When, in consequence of heavy rains up-country, a river which you wish to ford is swollen and flecked with
foam, you must wait until it subsides.
Was it not youth to feel as he felt now, when coming from the other side to the edge of the wood he saw in the glowing light of the slanting sunbeams the gracious figure of Varenka in her yellow gown with her basket, walking lightly by the trunk of an old birch tree, and when this impression of the sight of Varenka blended so harmoniously with the beauty of the view, of the yellow oatfield lying bathed in the slanting sunshine, and beyond it the distant ancient forest flecked with
yellow and melting into the blue of the distance?
On the extreme verge of the horizon lie a long chain of mountain peaks, with their rugged summits flecked with
The aerial battle was over, and Thomas Mugridge, whining and gibbering, his mouth flecked with
bloody foam, was brought down to deck.
As he clattered up, Alleyne could see that the roan horse was gray with dust and flecked with
foam, as though it had left many a mile behind it.
In five minutes they returned, the little ones bearing plates of thin caraway wafers,--hearts, diamonds, and circles daintily sugared, and flecked with
caraway seed raised in the garden behind the house.
A scarred and wrinkled precipice rises to a height of eighteen hundred feet; on a tiny bench half way up its vast wall, sits a little snowflake of a church, no bigger than a martin-box, apparently; skirting the base of the cliff are a hundred orange groves and gardens, flecked with
glimpses of the white dwellings that are buried in them; in front, three or four gondolas lie idle upon the water--and in the burnished mirror of the lake, mountain, chapel, houses, groves and boats are counterfeited so brightly and so clearly that one scarce knows where the reality leaves off and the reflection begins!