And there lay the hoary head of good Father Hooper upon the death pillow, with the black veil still swathed
about his brow, and reaching down over his face, so that each more difficult gasp of his faint breath caused it to stir.
They were odd-looking fellows those courtiers, with their five or six shirts swathed
around their bodies
There was a sort of sham soldier, a "naquois," as the slang expression runs, who was whistling as he undid the bandages from his fictitious wound, and removing the numbness from his sound and vigorous knee, which had been swathed
since morning in a thousand ligatures.
They were blackened and tattered and bandaged; the hind-most one limped and had his head swathed
in white, but the foremost one still carried himself as a Prince should do, for all that his left arm was in a sling and one side of his face scalded a livid crimson.
There was a motor-car with an old lady swathed
in blue veils, and a lady's maid on the seat opposite, holding a King Charles's spaniel; there was a country-woman wheeling a perambulator full of sticks down the middle of the road; there was a bailiff in gaiters discussing the state of the cattle market with a dissenting minister--so she defined them.
On either side were rude gods, some grotesquely carved, others no more than shapeless logs swathed
in rotten and indescribably filthy matting.
A big Chinaman, remarkably evil-looking, with his head swathed
in a yellow silk handkerchief and face badly pock-marked, planted a pike-pole on the Reindeer's bow and began to shove the entangled boats apart.
She saw that he was bare-legged, with canvas shoes on his feet, and that his body was swathed
in a heavy white sweater.
asked the young clerk, who could scarce keep from laughter at the sight of the hot little man so swathed
in the great white cloak.
Priest-like, he wore a robe more white than foam, And, king-like, swathed
himself in royal red, Three crowns of gold rose high upon his head; In splendor and in light the Pope passed home.
She wore a dress of some dark material, very plainly made; but swathed
about her waist, outlining its fine curves, was a vivid girdle of red silk.
I am swathed
in cant," she thought, "and it is good for me to be stripped of it.
If I did not myself sigh before them, and chatter with cold, and patiently LET myself be swathed
in their pity!
Time was when travel-stained pilgrims rode in clattering parties through the city's welcome shades; time is when wayfarers, leading a gipsy life between haymaking time and harvest, and looking as if they were just made of the dust of the earth, so very dusty are they, lounge about on cool door-steps, trying to mend their unmendable shoes, or giving them to the city kennels as a hopeless job, and seeking others in the bundles that they carry, along with their yet unused sickles swathed
in bands of straw.
He tripped and fell, clutched at the apron to save himself, and came to the ground swathed
in it, giving the effect of an apron mysteriously endowed with life.