Usage examples for covering

  1. Now she sat herself down in a chair, covering her face with her hands, and I saw from the trembling of her body that she was sobbing. – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  2. This exterior covering is intended to be made of sound rough plank, from ten to fourteen inches wide, and at least one and a- half inches thick. – Woodward's Country Homes by George E. Woodward F. W. Woodward
  3. The hard covering gets too tight for the body inside it. – On the Seashore by R. Cadwallader Smith
  4. Each of us had half a blanket, this to be our only covering at night. – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  5. You wear clothes to keep your bodies warm, so the teeth need some covering to keep out the cold. – Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks by May Farinholt-Jones
  6. He broke into a covering laugh. – The Dweller on the Threshold by Robert Smythe Hichens
  7. Covering the frightened clerk with four revolvers, Jack told him in Russian that if he made a sound it would be his last. – A Rock in the Baltic by Robert Barr
  8. Cherry interrupted her, covering her face with her hands. – Sisters by Kathleen Norris
  9. I was under a covering of something silk. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. Some days the heat was almost intolerable, and my cap was not the least protection, but they allowed me no other covering – Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal by Sarah J Richardson
  11. Marie gave one hollow moan, covering her corpse- like face with her hands. – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  12. Mrs. Eveleth flung her cane to the floor and dropped into a seat, leaning on the table and covering her face with her hands. – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  13. " I am covering the chief," said John. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  14. Minnie looked at it very near to, covering all but the face with her hand. – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  15. That the positions occupied by the defenders had been very carefully chosen as the most advantageous the Russian commander was bound to admit, and although he possessed such a large body of men it would require considerable tactical skill to dislodge the defenders in order to prevent them covering with their guns the country over which the Russian division, taking the right- hand roads, must travel. – The Great War in England in 1897 by William Le Queux
  16. Alas, Tess had needed a Bible and had stolen it; he had needed warm covering and had accepted it. – Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
  17. They make a splendid covering for the Fence. – The Sun's Babies by Edith Howes
  18. Juanita removed the covering from the foot, and the doctor stepped forward. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  19. He slipped hastily into bed and drew the covering up to his forehead. – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  20. The boy removed his head- covering and looked at it. – The Squirrel Inn by Frank R. Stockton