Usage examples for tress

  1. That tress and the Bible which inclosed it had made Hugh Worthington a better man. – Bad Hugh by Mary Jane Holmes
  2. Carefully, daintily I picked them out, and, laying them in the palm of my white glove, formed a tiny tress of them- tiny, but oh! – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  3. The woman, standing in a crouching attitude and studiously avoiding Culligore's gaze, swept a tress of moist gray hair from her forehead. – The Gray Phantom's Return by Herman Landon
  4. 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
  5. And Shenac Dhu stooped down and lifted a long tress or two tenderly, as if they had life. – Shenac's Work at Home by Margaret Murray Robertson
  6. Another woman might have spent that bridal eve in vain tears and lamentations, in feeble prayers, and such weak struggles as might have been evidenced by the destruction of a few letters, a tress of hair, some fragile foolish tokens of a wasted love. – John Marchmont's Legacy, Volume I (of 3) by Mary E. Braddon
  7. 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
  8. A tress of the hair had flowed across his hand. – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  9. When presently the breeze rustled in the tress the two moved cautiously behind two trees. – Tom Slade with the Boys Over There by Percy K. Fitzhugh
  10. 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
  11. A clotted tress of long fair hair lay in his palm. – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  12. One marvellously beautiful tress after another flowed from the head of the odalisk. – The Slaves of the Padishah by Mór Jókai
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. The leaves of the tress were lined with silver, and the branches hung with shining fruit. – The Counterpane Fairy by Katharine Pyle