Usage examples for parquet

  1. Each day the bewildered, distressed young woman who sat with Barnes in the dim " parquet whispered in his ear: " Can they ever be friendly again?" – Green Fancy by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. The other gentlemen sat in the parquet and circulated about between the acts. – In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875. by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone
  3. Right and left of the hall stretched corridors, whose shining parquet invited the curious to explore the working- rooms and eating- rooms which lay beyond. – Hyacinth 1906 by George A. Birmingham
  4. " You shouldn't have parquet floors," Lady Staines remarked, holding out her hand; " in the country, it's the ruin of them unless you wear paper soles," she glanced searchingly at Mrs. Fanshawe's and Estelle's feet. – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  5. A small table with a gold- coloured cloth occupies the very centre of the room, which has a polished parquet floor and high white walls. – The Fourth Series Plays, Complete by John Galsworthy
  6. Gallery, balcony, parquet it represents the city's best. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  7. I met him in the front hall just in time to prevent a hopeless scar on my parquet floor. – The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Daviess
  8. Outside this magic circle there was a gap, a barrier of parquet flooring which no one would dare to traverse without a distinct look of encouragement from M. Achille. – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  9. The gentlemen and the officers were in the parquet – In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875. by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone
  10. Then he deliberately turned his back on " The Greatest Extravaganza of the Century," and centered his attention on the parquet group. – Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch by Alice Caldwell Hegan
  11. A brilliant assembly filled the first range of boxes, and the parquet – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  12. She slept on a wretched mattress in a garret at the top of the house, while the sisters had rooms with parquet flooring, and beds of the most fashionable style, with mirrors in which they could see themselves from top to toe. – Old-Time Stories by Charles Perrault
  13. The man in the box applauded until his face was purple; gloved hands in the parquet tapped approval; the balcony stormed; the gallery whistled. – Calvary Alley by Alice Hegan Rice
  14. Then the favors were distributed; white skirts wavered across the floor like thistle- down on summer air; men rose from their seats and fresh couples filled the shining parquet – The Greater Inclination by Edith Wharton
  15. Cook's tourists, open- mouthed, heavy- booted, and breathless, rush headlong through the rooms, their feet resounding noisily on the highly polished parquet floors, slippery as ice and shining like mirrors, rudely disturbing the almost religious silence of the deserted galleries. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  16. Close beside it lay another object which had evidently fallen from the hat- a dull red thing lying on the polished parquet flooring. – The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer
  17. A flush sprang to her cheeks as the husband's eyes looked into hers, and snatching the frame she dashed it down so violently that the glass smashed on the parquet floor. – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  18. The dances would have a much better effect if there were more space for them, and I should like a parquet floor. – The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil
  19. Thus all the very well- dressed and very expensively- dressed women, and all the men who admired and desired them as they moved, in voluptuous perfection, amid dazzling pictures with the soft illumination of screened skylights above and the reflections in polished parquet below- all of both sexes were comfortably conscious of virtue in the undoubted fact that they were helping to support two renowned hospitals where at that very moment dissevered legs and arms were being thrown into buckets. – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  20. I can't think why you did not have a parquet floor! – Betty Trevor by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey

Rhymes for parquet