Usage examples for ornamentation

  1. Their conventions of dress are stricter, and, as a rule, they can express their love of color and ornamentation only in their choice of ties and socks. – The Book of Business Etiquette by Nella Henney
  2. An ordinance required apprentices to wear long blue gowns and white breeches with stockings, with no ornamentation of silk, lace, gold or silver and no jewelry. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  3. Ornamentation, but all solid. – The Legion of Lazarus by Edmond Hamilton
  4. Under the middle drawer was a sliding panel that rolled back, when he pressed on a carved lion's head ornamentation, and which concealed a hidden recess. – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  5. " But do you know, Father Swythe," he continued, as he held his head on one side and looked critically at the staring white letter with its beautiful ornamentation, " I think if I could paint and painted that letter I shouldn't have left it all white like that." – The King's Sons by George Manville Fenn
  6. She flew up to the attic at a pace that took her breath away, and found the artist finishing the ornamentation of a box to be presented to the adored Hortense. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  7. Their ornamentation is varied by superb flower- beds, fountains, statues, and monuments. – By Water to the Columbian Exposition by Johanna S. Wisthaler
  8. He had seen the two tiny goblets in a window; he had been taken by the pretty silver- gilt ornamentation; he had been interested in the old- fashioned custom; and he had lightly imagined that Nina would be pleased- that was all. – Prince Fortunatus by William Black
  9. " Note the lack of ornamentation. – The Holes Around Mars by Jerome Bixby
  10. Corner niches and recesses have been enriched with the most intricate ornamentation, and in them, still of the same rock, without the introduction of an atom of outside material, the sculptors chiseled the figures of forty or more of the principal Hindu deities. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
  11. Now for the ornamentation of the dinner. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  12. Anyhow, it is not work enough for me, replied Carrie firmly, and passing over my clever argument with a dignified silence; it is the drudgery of mere ornamentation that I hate. – Esther A Book for Girls by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  13. The book had no ornamentation of any kind, neither device nor initial letters. – A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898 by Henry R. Plomer
  14. A very pretty bit of ornamentation for an autumn wedding is the making of a piece of tapestry of autumn leaves to hang behind the bride as she receives. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  15. We find in Crete the remains of splendid palaces, with advanced sanitary systems and a great luxuriance of ornamentation. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  16. Unfortunately, a return to such simple ornamentation is impossible. – The Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad
  17. It is needless to say that the latter bundle of sarcasm was intended for the ornamentation of Mr. Lyon's residence. – The Spiritualists and the Detectives by Allan Pinkerton
  18. They do the painting, printing, pottery, and the ornamentation of temples, besides attending on the other Lamas and making themselves useful in the capacities of cooks, shepherds, water- carriers, writers, and last, but not least, executioners. – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor
  19. South America, 1827. The fine evergreen character is the chief attraction of this American shrub, so far at least as garden ornamentation is concerned. – Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs by A. D. Webster
  20. The rigging was simple to the last degree, but there was a considerable amount of ornamentation on the hull, and small flags were disposed almost at random on different parts of the deck and gunwale, and one at the head of each mast. – The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1 by Frederick Whymper