Usage examples for embroidery

  1. Chinese girls are always shut up, and employed in sewing and embroidery; and parents arrange marriages without the couple having even seen each other. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. But I submit that this is only a fancy which can best be left to church embroidery and stained windows; it is unworthy of any serious notice. – Creation and Its Records by B.H. Baden-Powell
  3. She sighed, her eyes wandering back to the embroidery. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  4. " Don't worry yourself, Hugo," Clara rejoined, leaving the table where she had been seated at her embroidery and affectionately putting her arm through her brother's as he pursued his restless walk. – Quicksands by Adolph Streckfuss
  5. Aunt Polly folded up her embroidery. – Four Little Blossoms and Their Winter Fun by Mabel C. Hawley
  6. That, however, a great improvement has taken place in English embroidery during the last ten or fifteen years cannot, I think, be denied. – Reviews by Oscar Wilde
  7. She was still bending over her embroidery and remained silent. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  8. His black silk shoes were heavy with golden embroidery, and had white soles an inch thick. – Red Masquerade by Louis Joseph Vance
  9. I went, one frosty autumn day, to get a pattern for silk embroidery. – Idle Hour Stories by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  10. On the contrary, she admired him the more for them; they were a sort of embroidery on the solid stuff of his character. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  11. They were far from fine, and had even less embroidery on them than I expected. – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  12. She took her accustomed seat by the fire; Alice, or the ghost of Alice, sat opposite to her, in Mary's chair, surrounded by Mary's embroidery things; and Meynell was between them. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  13. To provide herself with a little money, for she would accept none as a gift, she worked at embroidery, an art in which she was most accomplished. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  14. Marguerite blushed deeply, and turned away to her embroidery- frame in a corner by the window. – No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
  15. The Queen wore a blue gown and a brown shawl with an immense quantity of gold embroidery, and a bonnet. – Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy by George Biddell Airy
  16. They made a mistake in spelling their Latin motto, but the crimson banner, with its silver fringe and its exquisite embroidery, was very handsome. – The Little Book of the Flag by Eva March Tappan
  17. The clever child had bought the dress in New York at a swell shop and taken it to Japan with her, and there had the wonderful embroidery put on it. – Molly Brown's Post-Graduate Days by Nell Speed