Usage examples for dado

  1. The last story, which was narrower, formed a sort of dado on the summit of the terraces. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  2. Perhaps the sacrifices I make for lightness and brightness are too great, but these things are the essence of landscape, and my extreme is better than white- lead and oil, and dado painting." – Constable by C. Lewis Hind
  3. So all the rest of the journey I was trying to eradicate a cream dado from my pantaloons. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  4. And then a dado of tall bracken fantastic in shape and almost weird in outline, through which there peeped here and there, with insolent luxuriance, clumps of purple and snow- white foxgloves. – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  5. The object of such a dado is clear; it was to protect the lower part of the wall, if not against deliberate violence, at least against dirt. – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  6. On the east side of this atrium, Leo's bed- room connected with that occupied by Miss Patty in the old house; and opposite, on the west, was a large square Pompeian library, with dark red dado daintily frescoed panels, and richly tinted glowing frieze. – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  7. A simple airy ante- room, with a stucco dado formed an entrance into a drawing- room and dining- room. – A Second Home by Honore de Balzac
  8. Rows upon rows of partly colored bas- reliefs were arranged like a dado along the palace- wall, and above them wall- paintings, or glazed tiles in patterns, carried out the color scheme. – A Text-Book of the History of Painting by John C. Van Dyke
  9. But the fact that Nature is beautiful in the sense that a dado or a Liberty curtain is beautiful, is only one of her charms, and almost an accidental one. – The Defendant by G.K. Chesterton
  10. 3101, allowing the use of dado head, etc. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  11. Beyond the hazy dado Against the lower skies And yon blue line of ranges The homestead station lies. – In the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses by Henry Lawson
  12. The walls of the aisles are lined with the richest marble slabs, beneath which a beautiful dado of inlaid Eastern pattern runs round the chapel. – Cathedral Cities of Italy by William Wiehe Collins
  13. Mr. Fabian was admiring the wonderful dado of tiles, that ran about the room from the floor to a height of four feet. – Polly and Her Friends Abroad by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  14. It is finished in white with a dado of tiles painted with turtles. – Remodeled Farmhouses by Mary H. Northend
  15. Not an inch of wall above the oak dado was visible. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  16. They lit with a flittering, golden light the white arabesquesed walls, the dado of lovely tiling, the marble floor and the fountain pool in the centre where goldfish flashed. – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  17. He went into the long oak- panelled dining- room, where above the high carved dado were more Dares. – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  18. 10. Me parece que V. ha dado en el clavo y estoy satisfecho. – Pitman's Commercial Spanish Grammar (2nd ed.) by C. A. Toledano