Usage examples for Cameos

  1. He it was who also had not only read about but had actually seen many of the crown jewels of the world and knew where celebrated collections of cameos, jade, and quaint Egyptian ornaments were exhibited. – Christopher and the Clockmakers by Sara Ware Bassett
  2. It seemed a pity that these cameos of romance should suffer the same fate as Mr. Lang's version of Aucassin et Nicolete, which has been swept off the face of the earth by the Charge of the Six Hundred, who were lucky enough to obtain copies of the only edition of that little masterpiece of translation. – Old French Romances by William Morris
  3. He walked about, had a few words with Miss Blanchard, who, with a fillet of cameos in her hair, was leaning on the arm of Mr. Leavenworth, and at last came upon the Cavaliere Giacosa, modestly stationed in a corner. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  4. The cameos on her neck gleamed through the gauze scarf gracefully wound about her shoulders; the sleeves of her printed muslin dress were short so as to display a series of bracelets on her shapely white arms. – Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I by Honore de Balzac
  5. Doubtless such books are collected generally by students and craftsmen, but under this heading must be included books on gems, ancient statuary, and ceramics, cameos, rings, and the like. – The Book-Hunter at Home by P. B. M. Allan
  6. I see cameos there that went fur beyend mine. – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  7. They are almost like cameos, and yet, with all the delicacy of finish displayed, there is no mere smoothness of surface. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  8. It is a group of well formed, excavated, and highly ornamented bottles, covered with foliage and figures, raised in the manner of the antique Cameos, with moveable ring- handles, standing on a base or pedestal, the whole cut out of one solid block of clear rock crystal. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  9. " My sister, Mrs. Martin," was the next in line- a stout elderly lady in alpaca and cameos, who walked with the aid of an ivory stick. – I Walked in Arden by Jack Crawford
  10. She also wrote Cameos from English History, and Lives of Bishop Patteson and Hannah More. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  11. We were besieged to take this and that horse or mule, to buy walking- sticks for the climb, to purchase lava cut into charms, and veritable ancient coins, and dug- up cameos, all manufactured for the demand. – Saunterings by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  12. Illustrated Cameos of Literature. – Maxim Gorki by Hans Ostwald
  13. Upon the white satin lining, lay two bracelets of coral cameos, linked with gold, and fastened by a broad golden clasp. – Outpost by J.G. Austin
  14. It appears on reliefs, on medals, and on cameos. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  15. When she had nothing else to clean, the strange woman would attack her rings, her watch- chain, her brooches, scrubbing the cameos and pearls, and, by dint of polishing the combination of her own name and her husband's, she had effaced all the letters of both. – Fromont and Risler, Complete by Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  16. I had observed some newspaper comment at the time, but I was exceedingly preoccupied by that little affair of the Vatican cameos, and in my anxiety to oblige the Pope I lost touch with several interesting English cases. – The Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle
  17. Wedgewood aided the work, when he caused cameos to be struck, representing a kneeling African in chains, and thus made even capricious fashion an avenue to the heart. – An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans by Lydia Maria Child