On the doorsteps there were lounging footmen with bright parti-coloured
plumage and white polls, like an extinct race of monstrous birds; and butlers, solitary men of recluse demeanour, each of whom appeared distrustful of all other butlers.
He disclosed, when he had done so, a broad heavy countenance with a beard of three days' growth, and two scowling eyes; one of which displayed various parti-coloured
symptoms of having been recently damaged by a blow.
And it was so cool, it was wonderful, wonderful, blue, cold water running among the parti-coloured
stones and over the clean sand which glistened here and there like gold.
The nature of the beasts they saw was changing, the cattle shorterlegged and shaggy, with wide horns, the sheep all colours from beige to parti-coloured
, their fleeces long and draggled.
Countermanding the excessive girth, nonetheless, are his parti-coloured
, Giottoesque wings.
you simply refuse to be overlooked, you celebrant of the variegated, the parti-coloured
, mixture of paint, pigment, picture of pied beauty.