I sold the watch to get the money to buy your combs
At the time whereof we are writing, though the Great George was on the throne and ladies wore gigots and large combs
like tortoise- shell shovels in their hair, instead of the simple sleeves and lovely wreaths which are actually in fashion, the manners of the very polite world were not, I take it, essentially different from those of the present day: and their amusements pretty similar.
There was nothing subtle or hidden about her charms; her beauty was all there, flaming and apparent: the spun-gold hair that comb
nor confining pin could restrain; the blue eyes that were like nothing but sapphires; two lips that pouted, that were so red one could only think of cherries or some other delicious crimson fruit in looking at them.
Now he took a thinking attitude on the comb
of the roof and scratched the back of his head with his right foot a minute, and finally says,
Do you like to comb
up Sundays, and all that kind of foolishness?
She makes me get up just at the same time every morning; she makes me wash, they comb
me all to thunder; she won't let me sleep in the woodshed; I got to wear them blamed clothes that just smothers me, Tom; they don't seem to any air git through 'em, somehow; and they're so rotten nice that I can't set down, nor lay down, nor roll around anywher's; I hain't slid on a cellar-door for -- well, it 'pears to be years; I got to go to church and sweat and sweat -- I hate them ornery sermons
The moon come a-swelling up out of the ground, now, powerful big and round and bright, behind a comb
of trees, like a face looking through prison bars, and the black shadders and white places begun to creep around, and it was miserable quiet and still and night-breezy and graveyardy and scary.
She had cried out, when I carried up her dinner, that she couldn't bear any longer being in the cold; and I told her the master was going to Thrushcross Grange, and Earnshaw and I needn't hinder her from descending; so, as soon as she heard Heathcliff's horse trot off, she made her appearance, donned in black, and her yellow curls combed
back behind her ears as plain as a Quaker: she couldn't comb
The luxurious tranquillity of the scene; the cool fragrance of flowers and perfumes in the atmosphere; the rapt attitude of Magdalen, absorbed over her reading; the monotonous regularity of movement in the maid's hand and arm, as she drew the comb
smoothly through and through her mistress's hair -- all conveyed the same soothing impression of drowsy, delicious quiet.
The witch counselled her to go to the pond the first time there was a full moon, and to comb
her black hair with a golden comb
, and then to place the comb
on the bank.
His brown hair was somewhat tumbled; for, while the ancient sculptors are said to have known eighteen methods of arranging Minerva's tresses, Passepartout was familiar with but one of dressing his own: three strokes of a large-tooth comb
completed his toilet.
was to be a leaden one, because his beard, like that of most fair people, was rather red; he therefore dyed it thus whilst combing it.