Usage examples for parquet

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Gallery, balcony, parquet, it represents the city's best. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The gentlemen and the officers were in the parquet. – In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875. by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone
  10. 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
  11. " 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
  12. 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
  13. 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