Usage examples for staining

  1. As she passed, an arm around Ruth's neck, I saw the marks of Ventnor's fingers upon her white shoulder, staining its purity, marring it like a blasphemy. – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  2. Some even threw down their weapons to dance about as do children, and, coming fairly to my senses, I leaned over the breastwork seeing, as the smoke cleared away, those men who had so lately come up to over- run us, fleeing like frightened sheep, leaving behind them here and there squads of dead or wounded comrades, some of whom shrieked with pain, and others, striving to follow in the retreat, crawling on hands and knees, dragging after them shattered limbs, staining the grass with crimson, until one could almost fancy that even amid the fumes of powder it was possible to detect that acrid odor which comes from blood. – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis
  3. I felt the warm colour staining my pinched face. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  4. He held out his strong, nervous hand, so browned by the sun that it needed little staining for the part he had played- and was to play no more. – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  5. A milky grey- green flood- straight glacier water if there ever was such- staining the clear stream of the Columbia marked the mouth of Wood River, and we pulled in for a brief glimpse in passing of what had once been Boat Encampment. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  6. He was lying in there now, just as he had fallen, and his blood was staining deep the fresh- scrubbed floor. – Jean of the Lazy A by B. M. Bower
  7. So you see it must take time to bring the sentiment of a poem into harmony with our nature, by staining ourselves through every thought and image our being can penetrate. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  8. Judith laughed at their musical protests, and fell to picking the ripe berries, staining her own lips with the largest and juiciest now and then, as if to tantalize the little creatures, who watched her longingly from the boughs of a neighboring apple tree. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  9. That trick of staining the fishes' scales of a delicate pink is quite peculiar to China. – The Boy Scouts Book of Stories by Various
  10. In truth, Southern women have ways of staining and dyeing and producing beautiful colour quite unknown to other American women. – How to make rugs by Candace Wheeler
  11. It is probably a good way to stop the sap- staining of green lumber, if it is steamed while green. – Seasoning of Wood by Joseph B. Wagner