Usage examples for tress

  1. The leaves of the tress were lined with silver, and the branches hung with shining fruit. – The Counterpane Fairy by Katharine Pyle
  2. King James was pacing the gardens on the Thames banks, with Joan Beaufort's hand for once allowed to repose in his; many a noble gentleman was exchanging last words with his wife- many a young squire whispering what he had never ventured to say before- many a silver mark was cloven- many a bright tress was exchanged. – The Caged Lion by Charlotte M. Yonge
  3. The princess's skull was intact, and showed a tress of chestnut hair. – The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria by Eleanor E. Tremayne
  4. Her tall, straight figure was commanding and her face with a tress of loosened hair streaming out beneath her fur cap was glowing with excitement. – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss
  5. A clotted tress of long fair hair lay in his palm. – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  6. It snatched at her hair, it wrenched it away from the pins, the combs that held it in place; one long tress was lashed across the face of Miss Flemming. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  7. A tress of maiden's hair, Of drowned maiden's hair, Above the nets at sea! – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  8. She gave it to him when he rose from his knees; it was a long tress of hair wrapped in silver paper. – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  9. He had imagined the making of this child in the counsels of Heaven, and the decreeing of her soft skin, of her brilliant eyes, and of her hair-" a brown tress." – Essays by Alice Meynell
  10. A tress of the hair had flowed across his hand. – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon