The tune was haunting and yet somehow soothing.
I can't find words for how beautiful that was, tender and haunting all at once.
The haunting feeling returned.
Her cool beauty turned haunting in the moonlight that slid through the curtains.
In her room she ran a comb threw her curls and stared back at the violet eyes haunting her from the mirror.
The survivors believe that the ghostly ogre, being so well provided for, will abstain from haunting them.
This family of Hemiptera (the Hydrometridae) and the Saldidae contain several insects that are marine, haunting the tidal margin.
This tribe includes some eighteen families of terrestrial, arboreal and marsh-haunting bugs, as well as those aquatic Heteroptera that live on the surface-film of water.
The mocking-bird is moreover of familiar habits, haunting the neighbourhood of houses, and is therefore a general favourite.
Again, the army was morally weakened by a haunting dread of treason, and some of the chiefs, Ney for example, took the field with disturbing visions of the consequences of their late betrayal of the Bourbon cause, in case of Napoleon's defeat.
She was four months late doing so, but it was done now, and at last the haunting feeling was laid to rest.
A few are sapropelic, haunting the looser debris that forms the uppermost layer of the bottom ooze of quiet waters: we may cite the aberrant Floscularian Atrochus.
Thence it has spread to all parts of the world, driving out the house-haunting species everywhere, as it has in England all but exterminated the black rat.
It was probably the origin of the story of Narcissus, and there is scarcely a race which is free from the haunting dread.
The brilliant promise of his early years; the haunting memory of the crime by which he had obtained the power to realize his ideals; and, in the end, the terrible ' Apercu des idees de l'Empereur, Martens IV.
Haunting buildings and famous ruins, gliding around pools, walls and trees, mysteriously disappearing below ground, the serpent and all its kind invariably arrested attention through its uncanny distinctiveness from bird or beast.
The haunting fear of conspiracy was skilfully used by them to direct Nero's suspicions against possible opponents.
Though chiefly affecting grassy plains or swamps, tigers are also found in forests, and seem to be fond of haunting the neighbourhood of old ruins.
He appears later as a spirit of the forests, endowed with the gift of prophecy, haunting springs and streams, with a special sanctuary in a grove on the Aventine.
In this lady he had found a sitter whose face and smile possessed in a singular degree the haunting, enigmatic charm in which he delighted.
The last, which may have been done since he settled in France, is the darkened and partly repainted, but still powerful and haunting half-length figure in the Louvre, with the smile of inward ravishment and the prophetic finger beckoning skyward like that of St Anne in the Academy cartoon.
In Queensland one of the largest local spiders, known as Holconia immanis, a member of the family Clubionidae, bears the name tarantula; and in Egypt it was a common practice of the British soldiers to put together scorpions and tarantulas, the latter in this instance being specimens of the large and formidable desert-haunting Arachnid, Galeodes lucasii, a member of the order Solifugae.
All this time he was no mere book-worm or recluse, but was haunting the salons of Mlle de Scudery and the studios of painters; nor did his scientific researches interfere with his classical studies, for during this time he was discussing with Bochart the origin of certain medals, and was learning Syriac and Arabic under the Jesuit Parvilliers.
"The devil was always and literally at hand," says Buckle, "he was haunting them, speaking to them, and tempting them.
- A reef-haunting hemipteron (Hermatobates haddonii) with excessively reduced abdomen.
The haunting memories of these horrors played havoc with the nerves of a supersensitive child.
Among many African tribes the house-haunting serpents are the dead, who are therefore treated with respect and often fed with milk.'
Actually, I could make guesses, but they might well be spectacularly wrong and a guy doesn't want that haunting him ten years from now.