Usage examples for commode

  1. As we paused here for a moment, he noticed on the little commode a pair of pistols of American make, and, with a word of apology, took them up to examine them. – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  2. The " towers like comets" were doubtless commodes, which were in high fashion in Europe at the beginning of the eighteenth century until about the year 1711, though I have never found that the word commode was used in America. – Customs and Fashions in Old New England by Alice Morse Earle
  3. 70 represents a cross- section of the commode and will enable the reader more clearly to understand the construction and operation of the apparatus. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  4. In the bedrooms, there was a high bed with curtains, canopies, piles of blankets and pillows, and steps up to it; wardrobe; chairs; a hand wash stand; chests of drawers; writing bureau; dressing table with a couple drawers and a mirror; swing standing mirror; tin rush candle canister; and night commode – Our Legal Heritage by S. A. Reilly
  5. If I put a bed there, and they want it somewhere else; if I put a commode over yonder, and a couch in this corner, and they don't look right,- why, they won't be satisfied. – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  6. The earth- commode will no more act properly without dry earth, than will a water- closet without water. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  7. Mine in the daytime is rather an attractive commode Laura's is a writing- table, which at night opens up and discloses the wash- basin. – In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875. by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone
  8. There are not wanting tables, chairs, a commode a writing- table and book- shelves, and a sofa that is pretty well used. – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  9. Houston had raised suddenly, was staring in the direction of an old commode in the corner. – The White Desert by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  10. A bed, the improvised commode a chair, a small table with a book upon it, and a tallow candle- an idea came to him, and his search terminated. – A Breath of Prairie and other stories by Will Lillibridge
  11. Madame Louchard took a hat from the commode and handed it to Cherami, who stared at it with wide- open eyes; for the hat was quite new and of a stylish shape. – Monsieur Cherami by Charles Paul de Kock
  12. Directly the door flew open, and in came the chambermaid, and rushed to the commode with clean towels. – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  13. As an old acquaintance, he ordered his rooms to be opened, managed easily to open his commode and to draw out a new uniform of the officer's. – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  14. It may be impossible owing to the swelling and hyperemia in the neighborhood of her urethra for the woman to pass water, and yet if she is allowed to sit in the usual position upon a commode she will in most cases pass her water in a few minutes without difficulty and the risks attending catheterization will be obviated. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  15. It's pretty small; just big enough for my bed, a commode that was my mother's, two chairs, and a little table covered with red leather, which father used for a desk. – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  16. Under certain circumstances, there may be, at times, a slight odor as of guano mixed with earth; but this is so trifling and so local, that a commode arranged on this plan may, without the least annoyance, be kept in use in any room. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  17. Toutain again calls attention to the patronage accorded to all these cults by the Roman Emperors, as favoring a new combination and synthesis:-" Hadrien, Commode Septime Severe, Julia Domna, Elagabal, Alexandre Severe, en particulier ont contribue personnellement a la popularite et au succes des cultes qui se celebraient en l'honneur de Serapis et d'Isis, des divinites syriennes et de Mithra." – Pagan & Christian Creeds Their Origin and Meaning by Edward Carpenter
  18. Before departing he requested that it should be told to his dear son Patsy that the other boot which he had been looking for was at present under the commode in the return room and that the pair should be sent to Cullen's to be soled only as the heels were still good. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  19. Mr. Waring says: I have in constant use in a room in my house an earth- closet commode and even when the pan is entirely full, with the accumulation of a week's use, visitors examining it invariably say, with some surprise, 'You don't mean that this particular one has been used! – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe