Usage examples for gauzy

  1. But the woman did not smile; he could see that much through the gauzy yashmak, and her eyes grew grave and her forehead contracted. – An American Suffragette by Isaac N. Stevens
  2. She put her moist red lips to her folded palms and the warmth of her breath stirred to action the gauzy creature she held captive. – Little Sister Snow by Frances Little
  3. If wrapped in bed- clothing like this it is no miracle that rough grubs should come forth gauzy winged and beautiful insects that flit by and delight the eye of the naturalist. – Old Plymouth Trails by Winthrop Packard
  4. The board fence surrounding the corner lot was plastered with gorgeous circus posters of prancing yellow lions, ladies in gauzy skirts riding on pretty ponies, and mischievous monkeys climbing up ropes and doing the most wonderful tricks. – Four Little Blossoms at Oak Hill School by Mabel C. Hawley
  5. No human being had ever visited those groves perfumed by orchids, gauzy as the wings of the butterflies which poised over them and sipped the nectar stored in their slender throats. – Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield
  6. From the great ostrich plume that nodded over her wide- brimmed hat, to the pointed toe of the patent leather boot that peeped from under her gown- a filmy gauzy thing setting loosely to her slender shapely figure. – At Fault by Kate Chopin
  7. Suddenly Christine appeared floating lightly through the waltz in her gauzy drapery, as if in a white, misty cloud. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  8. Her lustreless light- brown hair is covered with a gauzy veil and a reddish- brown cap. – Holbein by Beatrice Fortescue
  9. It was a lovely half- mourning; airy sorrows, gauzy griefs, you might imagine to constitute the wearer. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. Rounded hills, stained a deep blue, cut against the light, and a trail of gauzy vapor hung about a distant hollow. – Carmen's Messenger by Harold Bindloss
  11. The sea stretched a sheet of silver under a sky of gauzy opal, shot with flame from the dozing sun; wind and tide were in their favour. – Love's Usuries by Louis Creswicke
  12. Over her shoulders was a light gauzy shawl. – The Revolution in Tanner's Lane by Mark Rutherford
  13. As they danced past the place where Hallie and I were sitting he was holding his partner's gauzy train in his long, fine fingers, and they went by us laughing. – The Other Side of the Door by Lucia Chamberlain
  14. It was the kind of crib that has a lofty tent over it made of gauzy stuff that you can see through. – A Dog's Tale by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  15. Then there was a faint, gauzy film close by, into which they rowed, and as they passed completely in, the Hvalross was almost hidden; five minutes later it was not to be seen. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  16. She hasn't quite decided about her costume, but it is to be of some gauzy stuff. – Polly and the Princess by Emma C. Dowd
  17. They clustered together, as if in consultation; then straight out of the window they flew like a swarm of gauzy winged bees, and melted into the moonlight. – The Children's Book of Christmas Stories by Various
  18. Now, she seemed like a different creature as she turned with Hartmut from the altar in her simple white silk gown and gauzy veil. – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  19. They headed straight for the place where they hoped to find the yacht waiting, and with an exclamation Trent pointed to the sky, across which floated a black, gauzy scarf of smoke. – The Castle Of The Shadows by Alice Muriel Williamson
  20. So for the first few days I sat tight, making up " lots" with green blankets and cooking pots, butcher knives- always in great request- and brass buttons, beads and Salampore cloth, which by the way, is not cloth at all, but a light gauzy fabric of dark blue, greatly in favour with the unmarried girls. – A Frontier Mystery by Bertram Mitford