The walls and ceiling glittered with gold and precious gems.
Then he ordered his treasurer to pay the poet five hundred pieces of gold; for, indeed, the poem which he had recited was wonderfully fine.
The man gazing back at him was wiry and lean with angled features and swirling gold eyes.
The countess reflected a moment and took a pinch from a gold snuffbox with her husband's portrait on it.
Just behind the royal standard-bearers came the Princess Ozma in her royal chariot, which was of gold encrusted with emeralds and diamonds set in exquisite designs.
She drank heavily and opened her eyes, surprised to see his eyes open and the gold swirling within them.
She held her forearm out to the door as she approached, glancing again at the gold band around her wrist that Romas had emphasized she needed to wear at all the times.
She hadn't thought to use it as a bribe; if it were gold, it might be worth something.
So gold isn't scarce—only the gold we know how to recover is scarce.
She and her husband related their conversation with Effie to Fred, how she had read the notebook, her comments regarding the gold coins, and their new, more respectful evaluation of Miss Effie Quincy.
It was a big, gold heart on a gold chain.
No one would have thought that a child like you had gold about him.
"It was this way," said the gardener: "I looked at the gold pieces, and then thought of my own great necessities.
But, as I came to your palace this morning, I kept saying to myself, 'When our lord Al Mansour learns just how it was that I borrowed the gold, I have no doubt that in his kindness of heart he will forgive me the debt.'
One brief spring, musical with the song of robin and mocking-bird, one summer rich in fruit and roses, one autumn of gold and crimson sped by and left their gifts at the feet of an eager, delighted child.
Oh, would that men would leave the city, its splendour and its tumult and its gold, and return to wood and field and simple, honest living!
England and France, Spain and Portugal, Gold Coast and Slave Coast, all front on this private sea; but no bark from them has ventured out of sight of land, though it is without doubt the direct way to India.
The man in the corner was tall with eyes that swirled gold like Damian's had.
He stared into Darian's gold eyes, seeking some sign of the man he'd known.
It's stupid even fighting about any of the land before we make sure that gold-digging bitch doesn't screw us and get her hands on all of it!
Cynthia resurrected the question of "metalman29," the e-mail presumably from a gold or silver dealer who'd indicated an interest in the Lucky Pup mine.
"There's a lot more metals than gold and silver," Dean said.
Its edges were gilded with gold marking a lazy geometric design across the marble.
She sat on a couch inside the gold lacquered bathroom, rubbing her face.
Claire scooped up the five dollar gold pieces and dropped them in her bag.
Not only this here coded notebook but questions like why was a minister's wife squirreling away $27.50 in gold coins in her comb?
He pulled out a drawer and selected a wooden handled letter opener with gold inlay.
When Cynthia saw the word "Morgue" in gold letters on the frosted window, Dean thought he was going to lose her completely.
The ends of the wooden legs were shod with plates of solid gold, and the saddle of the Princess Ozma, which was of red leather set with sparkling diamonds, was strapped to the clumsy body.
"Which would you rather have" asked the caliph, "three hundred pieces of gold, or three wise sayings from my lips?"
Otanes answered, I have already told two of your men that I have forty pieces of gold in my hat.
My own flesh and blood, selling herself to half-drunk miners for a few gold coins.
Then she added, And tell that nice Mr. O'Connor not to spend his $2.50 gold coins.
Now that you're going to make a little money on those gold coins, added to what you took in on that Flotsam Electronics stock last June, maybe you should consider seeing the light and turning Republican.
Vanoli's Gold Belt Theater was the place that got the most attention, but he owned The Roma that Annie mentions, plus saloons up in Red Mountain and I guess other places.
Here was nestled the town site of Ironton, a bustling community in the last-century days when silver and gold ruled the area.
She unwrapped the paper to reveal seven gold coins.
Cynthia came out of the parlor, followed by Fred, who was still seething over Claire Quincy's appropriation of the gold coins.
And," she added, "three gold coins.
The only other skaters were a mother and her four-year old pig-tailed professional level daughter and an old man who skated like a retired gold medalist.
She raised her bracelet to the light, watching the colors reflect off of it and turning it pinkish-gold, like the prisoner's bracelet.
What had appeared to be a thick, gold, hard band of about three inches in width had molded around her arm and felt no heavier than the clothing she wore.