Usage examples for whitening

  1. Indigo is in as general use as in England for removing the yellowish tinge and whitening the material. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  2. And now before me there crouched this wretched creature, bent and feeble, with shrunken cheeks, and hair that was whitening fast, and limbs that trembled and shook together, and misery in his eyes. – The House of Souls by Arthur Machen
  3. 5 Tartar for whitening - - - . – On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures by Charles Babbage
  4. One day, during a storm, I went down to the beach, to find it encumbered with " devils' apron" and kelp, whitening where it lay. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  5. In the silence which ensued after these words the men looked at each other with slowly whitening faces. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  6. Some had to be content with shields of wood, others of wicker- work, which they spent their time in coating with whitening. – Hellenica by Xenophon
  7. The signs of her emotion were noticeable, not only in an unusual silence but in whitening cheeks, which brought upon her the quick attention of her friends. – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  8. But as he stood upon the apex of the ridge, with pulses somewhat quickened, no whitening bones met his gaze- fixed, dilated as that gaze was. – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  9. This limping, extravagant, energetic Hugh with his whitening hair and eyebrows and flaring hazel eyes- with his crooked nose and mouth, his magnificently desperate manner and his magnificently desperate voice- attention would inevitably fasten upon him anywhere; how much more in an empty land such as this! – Snow-Blind by Katharine Newlin Burt
  10. He did not want to go; for the Rowan buried her bows as she plunged, and the foam boiled over them a foot in depth; but the whitening of the sea to windward showed that a savage squall was on its way. – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  11. A sudden darkening of the landscape below, and a singular opaque whitening of the air around them, aroused him from his thoughts. – From Sand Hill to Pine by Bret Harte
  12. The swell was rapidly whitening and getting steeper. – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss
  13. Hallin and Aldous parted with Frank Leven at Mellor gate, and turned homeward together under a starry heaven already whitening to the coming moon. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  14. With the dawn, our eyes, which had known no sleep since Friday night, peered rheumily out over the whitening landscape. – The First Hundred Thousand by Ian Hay
  15. Should kind fortune favour my now dearest wish, you will soon hear that my bones are whitening under the walls of Saumur. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  16. She rose to her feet, whitening yet joyful with the thought. – In the Carquinez Woods by Bret Harte