Usage examples for moreen

  1. The gas- light flared upon heavy mahogany furniture, upon red moreen curtains and big silver trays and dishes. – A Dozen Ways Of Love by Lily Dougall
  2. Mr. Thomasson had brought her back; he had wedded her at Calne, the reverend gentleman himself performing the ceremony with a curtain- ring at a quarter before midnight, in the presence of two chambermaids, in a room hung with drab moreen. – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  3. Neither spring nor autumn found any change for the better in that tattered, dusty, and worn- out carpet; in those old moreen curtains which hung in heavy, dull folds round the bay- window; in the leathern arm- chair, with very little leather left about it; in the desk, which was so piled with books and papers that it was difficult even to discover a clear space on which to write. – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  4. Her dress was of black moreen, fitting tightly to her slender waist and beautifully- formed arms, the skirts spreading around her like a Spanish robe; her long light- colored hair was divided into two broad plaits, which, apparently from their own weight, had escaped from under her veil, and flowed in charming disorder down her back. – The Ghost-Seer (or The Apparitionist), and Sport of Destiny by Frederich Schiller
  5. The vanished aunt was present, as he looked about him, in the small complacencies of the room, the beaded velvet and the fluted moreen; and though, as we know, he had the worship of the Dead, he found himself not definitely regretting this lady. – The Altar of the Dead by Henry James
  6. The red moreen curtains were drawn before the windows, a tabby cat purred sleepily on the hearth; in all Bristol was no more cosy or more cheerful scene. – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  7. Mrs. Warrender went to the bedside and drew back the curtain softly,- the red moreen curtain which was like a board suspended by the head of the bed,- and lo, while they all had been so calm, the change had come. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  8. I made one of my nieces hunt up the book for me the other day, and the story brought back at once the little crib, or the watered blue moreen canopy of the big four- poster to which I was sometimes lifted for a change; even the scrawly pattern of the paper, which my weary eyes made into purple elves perpetually pursuing crimson ones, the foremost of whom always turned upside down; and the knobs in the Marseilles counterpane with which my fingers used to toy. – Chantry House by Charlotte M. Yonge
  9. For when he entered the chamber which they shared, he found his lordship awake, tossing and turning in the shade of the green moreen curtains; in a pitiable state between chagrin and rage. – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  10. " Here's a sofy will do," he continued, pointing to a kind of settee, cushioned, and with a common moreen valance hanging down, while a rough kind of pillow was fastened to one end. – The Bag of Diamonds by George Manville Fenn
  11. For himself, he would have been as well satisfied with a walnut suite and moreen curtains, perhaps more so, for he felt uneasily that he should never be able to smoke comfortably in such fine surroundings, nor to cross a floor without pausing to rub his boots. – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  12. For Juanita had treasures of various sorts, besides old moreen curtains. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  13. And I am going to put up new curtains in his room- he hated those old moreen atrocities- and make it look bright and cheerful, as if it had been kept ready for him all the time. – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  14. But yards of red moreen are fitting witnesses for judicial gravities and legal exercises. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  15. Out of sight behind the moreen curtain, Mrs. Harbonner forgot she was not beyond hearing; and Daisy's ears were good. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  16. She had outgrown my little chair, which had a green moreen cushion in it, on which she had slept for many a year, and of which I myself had very little use,- she was in it so much of the time. – Letters from a Cat by Helen Jackson
  17. Where the curtain came from, one of Mrs. Benoit's great locked chests knew; there were two or three such chests in the inner room, with more treasures than a green moreen curtain stowed away in them. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell