Usage examples for fans

  1. There were Japanese swords on the lowest mantel- shelf, together with fans and vases; a long old flint- lock musket stretched across the panel above. – Annie Kilburn A Novel by W. D. Howells
  2. " I say," is whispered, " we can't do any good, and the housekeeper will be here in a minute," and all but one steal away; he stays with Diggs, silent and sorrowful, and fans Tom's face. – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes
  3. There was a little table, over which hung a looking- glass, surmounted by two fans of turkey feathers. – On the Church Steps by Sarah C. Hallowell
  4. And a Chinese cabinet all full of peacock- feather fans! – Fairy Prince and Other Stories by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  5. And the fields, those lovely coloured fans opening and shutting. – The Romantic by May Sinclair
  6. This important and appropriate task successfully accomplished, I retired to rest under the broken fans of a shattered windmill. – With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back by Edward P. Lowry
  7. " Etchings, and pictures, and fans," Kit contributed unsoothingly. – Smoke Bellew by Jack London
  8. She fans herself now with obvious deliberation. – If by Lord Dunsany [Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron]
  9. He cautiously moved his pillar- like legs backwards and forwards to satisfy himself of the fact, and then, with the broad fans of his ears spread out, stood for a moment still as a stone. – The Heart of Denise and Other Tales by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  10. As soon as the dancing commenced, and young ladies and gentlemen, locked in each other's arms, began to whirl in the giddy waltz, these Chinese gentlemen were so shocked that they covered their faces with their fans, occasionally peeping out each side and expressing their surprise to each other. – Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  11. Here are fans, arches, tiny caves, and many different shapes forming a sponge- garden. – Lord Dolphin by Harriet A. Cheever
  12. She was also noted as a collector of china, fans, and playing cards, on which subjects she wrote several volumes. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  13. In front of him was a line of palms against the sky; not like the palms of the Eight Islands, but tall and fresh and beautiful, and hanging out withered fans like gold among the green, and he thought in his heart- It is strange I should not have found this grove. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  14. Then at a dramatic moment two more geisha entered with a flourish and began a classical dance, all fans and rustling silk. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  15. O son, he said, whoever of this herd A moment stops, lies then a hundred years, Nor fans himself when smiteth him the fire. – Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete by Dante Alighieri
  16. This had led a large number of the fans who fancied themselves wise to hold fast to their often- expressed belief that the southpaw was lucky, but they were always looking for the opposition to fall on him and hammer him all over the lot. – Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager by Burt L. Standish
  17. They had the fans and the handkerchiefs and some large sheets of expensive drawing- paper out of the school cupboard, and Mademoiselle's best sable paint- brush and her paint- box. – The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit