Usage examples for crape

  1. " Get some crape for the flag, too," said her mother. – Mildred's New Daughter by Martha Finley
  2. Her thick crape veil was down; but she closed her eyes behind it, and pressed her hands upon them. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  3. And Maria did go, an'- Well, Mrs. Lathrop, I will say as to hear about it all does go through one even if it ain't my personal crape! – Susan Clegg and a Man in the House by Anne Warner
  4. Madame comes, with her sweet philosophy and sweeter voice, and Violet with tears, but nothing rouses her except the depth of crape on her dress and the quality of her veil. – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  5. Now tell me, can I always wear cashmere and crape?" – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  6. A seat reserved for the prisoner was placed upon the left, and on the crape robe which covered him flames were represented in gold embroidery to indicate the nature of the offence. – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  7. Her floating crape veil, bought ten years after her husband's death, with the money made from her turkeys, represented the single extravagance as well as the solitary ambition of her life. – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  8. It may be regarded as an illustration of this principle, that the crape ring of Saturn has become an object familiar to those who are accustomed to work with good telescopes; but it may, nevertheless, be doubted whether the ease and distinctness with which the crape ring is now seen can be entirely accounted for by this supposition. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  9. They were all draped in black crape; the violin of the old master was missing; in its place was a cypress wreath. – Weird Tales. Vol. I by E. T. A. Hoffmann
  10. Then they were gone, and she was dressed in black, and the room was filled with the unmistakable odour of black crape, which is not like anything else in the world. – The White Sister by F. Marion Crawford
  11. A first I purposed to tie the crape over her eyes, but trying it myself, I found it very rough and fretting: I then designed fixing it to an old crown of a hat that held my fish- hooks and lines, and so let it hang down before her face; but that also had its inconveniences, as it would slap her eyes in windy weather, and would be not only useless, but very troublesome in flight; so that I was scarce ever more puzzled before. – Life And Adventures Of Peter Wilkins, Vol. I. (of II.) by Robert Paltock Commentator: A. H. Bullen
  12. I shall like it mightily, well wrapt up: I set off with a crape over my face to keep off the cold, but in three minutes it was a cake of solid ice, from my breath which froze upon it; yet this is called a mild day, and the sun shines in all his glory. – The History of Emily Montague by Frances Brooke
  13. The enormous black crape head- dresses of the women have a most singular effect, as well as their long hair, which reaches halfway down their backs, plaited into several divisions. – A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium by Richard Boyle Bernard
  14. The black dress with its folds of rusty crape added to the pathos of the picture, and awoke remembrances of the dead mother who would never comfort her baby again, nor point out the right way with wise, tender words. – Pixie O'Shaughnessy by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  15. It looks to me as if the trees have crape wound round their tops and the birds sing in a minor key and the people stare at me with earnest and sympathetic eyes. – My Little Boy by Carl Ewald Commentator: Alexander Woollcott
  16. Jane's tears fell incessantly, and she had to let down her white veil to hide them; as on that day, years ago, when she had let down her black crape veil to conceal them, in the office of Anthony Dare. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  17. She tugged- tugged more violently- the crape fell off- and before her hung her friend and betrothed, Walter von Prell! – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  18. His dress, too, was different from what it usually had been, excepting when he appeared at church on a Sunday; and Amy saw the black crape round his hat, which told that he, like her mamma, could not feel unmixed pleasure in the return of his master's family to their former home. – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  19. If the silk and lawn should turn into crape, it would seem so in accordance with their feelings as scarcely to excite surprise. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  20. He felt a rising wave of disgust against his wife, merely because she looked so cheerful and proud, while he endured secret tortures- she could wear yellow satin, while his mind wore crape. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson