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cloak Sentence Examples

  • All this cloak and dagger thinking wasn't accomplishing anything.

  • He didn't pause for their coats, so she bypassed the cloak room and crossed her arms as she exited the warm house.

  • The night was moonless and the dark covered them like a cloak the deeper they descended into the blackness of the gorge.

  • So why the cloak and dagger stuff?

  • Rhyn was alone on the island sanctuary in his dreams and awoke to the feeling that his magic had slipped even more from its binding.  His body was hot from the inside out despite the cold rain falling in the forest.  The fire had died overnight.  He pushed the waterproof cloak off him.

  • "He insulted my cloak!" the youth shot back.

  • One of the guards draped his cloak around her.

  • She pushed back the hood on her cloak to meet the man's gaze.

  • She dismounted and tossed the cloak over the horse's saddle, looking for the face she sought.

  • The stranger placed silk-lined gloves on the ground and removed her cloak.

  • "You like my cloak?" the woman asked.

  • He dug his dirty hands into the depths of the folded cloak, relishing the feel of it, then hugged it.

  • He forced himself out of his senses and draped the cloak over his mother.

  • Xander stroked the cloak draped over his mother's arm.

  • The sense of falling once more made him clutch the cloak.

  • When he finished carefully feeding it to her, he curled up beside his mother under the heavenly cloak.

  • He sat in thoughtful silence for a long moment before he retrieved the rich stranger's cloak.

  • He placed the cloak over her body and covered her face, not wanting to get dirt in her dark hair.

  • She had a new cloak, one that appeared as soft as her other one.

  • You haven't yet learned how to cloak yourself.

  • The attendants then withdrew, and while Henry was reading the letters Clement mortally wounded him with a dagger which had been concealed beneath his cloak.

  • Sometimes in the south during the cold season they wear a cloak of skin or matting, fastened 'with a skewer, but open on the right-hand side.

  • He then snatched the obnoxious bill from the clerk, put it under his cloak, and commanding the doors to be locked went back to Whitehall.

  • The closeness of the connexion is illustrated by Juvenal's epigram that a Cynic differed from a Stoic only by his cloak.

  • He wore a cloak and carried a staff and a wallet, and this costume became the uniform of his followers.

  • He then gave a sealed paper to Ayaz, begging him to hand it to the sultan in a leisure moment after 20 days had elapsed, and set off on his travels with no better equipment than his staff and a dervish's cloak.

  • Lucien also gathered together a small group of the younger deputies to throw the cloak of legality over the events of the day.

  • The measure proved to be the deportation of the leading Jacobins; and a cloak of legality was cast over this extraordinary proceeding by a special decree of the senate (avowedly the guardian of the constitution) that this act of the government was a "measure tending to preserve the constitution" (5th of January 1801).

  • After his conversion he retained his philosopher's cloak (Euseb., Hist.

  • GHOST DANCE, an American-Indian ritual dance, so called from its being held at night, the dancers wearing a white cloak.

  • Its features were the broadbrimmed hat (kausia), the cloak (chlamys) and the high-laced boots (krepides) (Plut.

  • Another over-dress of the Romans was the paenula, a cloak akin to the poncho of the modern Spaniards and Spanish Americans, i.e.

  • This was originally worn only by slaves, soldiers and other people of low degree; in the 3rd century, however, it was adopted by fashionable people as a convenient riding or travelling cloak; and finally, by the sumptuary law of 382 (Cod.

  • The insignia of the equites were, at first, distinctly military - such as the purple-edged, short military cloak (trabea) and decorations' for service in the field.

  • The principle of the twofold nature of truth 1 thus embodied in Occam's system was unquestionably adopted by many merely to cloak their theological unbelief; and it is significant of the internal dissolution of Scholasticism.

  • Stratz divides clothing climatically into two classes: tropical, which is based on the girdle (or, when the attachment is fastened round the neck, the cloak), and the arctic, based on the trouser.

  • Quite distinct from the spiral is the old Babylonian cloak, which was thrown over the left shoulder, passed under the right 1 See e.g.

  • 69) the Arabs under Xerxes wore a long cloak fastened by a girdle.

  • The statement of Herodotus is illustrated both by Attic vase-paintings and also by the series of archaic female statues from the Acropolis of Athens, which (with the exception of one clothed in the Doric irk-Nos) wear the Ionic chiton, together with an outer garment, sometimes laid over both shoulders like a cloak (Greek Art,, fig.

  • The XXaiva was a heavy woollen cloak worn in cold weather.

  • Latin.) to the appointment of persons to watch over the sacred cloak (cappa or capella) of St Martin of Tours, which was preserved as a relic by the French monarchs.

  • In time of war this cloak was carried with the army in the field, and was kept in a tent which itself came to be known as a cappella or capella.

  • had been consecrated by the greatness of his character and aims, was less impressive when it served as a cloak for an unlimited personal ambition and a family pride which displayed itself in unblushing nepotism.

  • A loose woollen coat reaching to the knees, and bound round the waist by a thick fold of cotton cloth, forms the dress of the men; the women's dress is a long cloak with loose sleeves.

  • While stationed at Amiens he divided his cloak with a beggar, and on the following night had the vision of Christ making known to his angels this act of charity to Himself on the part of "Martinus, still a catechumen."

  • Deane was slain by a cannon-shot by the side of his colleague Monk, who threw his cloak over the mangled body.

  • Luther, who believed that the peasants were trying to cloak their dreadful sins with excuses from the gospel, exhorted the government to put down the insurrection.

  • When he entered Rome in triumph, his sister recognized a cloak which he was wearing as a trophy as one she had herself made for her lover, one of the Curiatii.

  • The chasuble or planeta (as it is called in the Roman missal), according to the prevailing model in the Roman Catholic Church, is a scapularlike cloak, with a hole in the middle for the head, falling down over breast and back, and leaving the arms uncovered at the sides.

  • In Ine's Laws we hear only of the hwitel or white cloak, which was to be of the value of six pence per household (hide), and of barley, which was to be six pounds in weight for each worker.

  • The chief garments were the coat (roc), the trousers (brec), and the cloak, for which there seem to have been a number of names (lofa, hacele, sciccing, pad, hwitel).

  • Used for cloak linings, stoles, muffs and trimmings, also for embellishment of British state, parliamentary and legal robes.

  • The smallest are used for glove linings and the others for opera cloak linings.

  • But he frequently describes an ideal character of a missionary sage, the perfect Stoic - or, as he calls him, the Cynic. This missionary has neither country nor home nor land nor slave; his bed is the ground; he is without wife or child; his only mansion is the earth and sky and a shabby cloak.

  • Their tents are made of black goats' hair and their principal covering is a cloak of the same material.

  • The Brahman holds all nature to be the vesture or cloak of indwelling, divine energy, which inspires everything that produces awe or passes man's understanding "(Sir Alfred C. Lyall, Brahminism).

  • casaque, a military cloak), a long-sleeved, closefitting robe worn by the clergy and others engaged in ecclesiastical functions.

  • On the first opportunity Bacon rose and briefly pointed out that the earl's plea of having done nothing save what was absolutely necessary to defend his life from the machinations of his enemies was weak and worthless, inasmuch as these enemies were purely imaginary; and he compared his case to that of Peisistratus, who had made use of a somewhat similar stratagem to cloak his real designs upon the city of Athens.

  • Besides these garments there are others: the long jubba, or cloth cloak, worn by mirzas (secretaries), government employs of high rank, as ministers, farmers of taxes, courtiers, physicians, priests; the abba, or camel-hair cloak of the Arab, worn by travellers, priests and horsemen; the pustin, or Afghan skincloak, used by travellers and the sick or aged; the nimtan, or common sheepskin jacket, with short sleeves, used by shopkeepers and the lower class of servants, grooms, &c., in winter; the yapanjah, or woollen Kurdish cloak, a kind of felt, having a shaggy side, of immense thickness, worn generally by shepherds, who use it as greatcoat, bed and bedding.

  • We complain of the unjustifiable odium which has been cast upon us by interested and dishonest persons, under the cloak of religion, whose testimony is believed in England to the exclusion of all evidence in our favour; and we can foresee, as the result of this prejudice, nothing but the total ruin of the country.'

  • The monument, which cost £200,000, is surmounted by an equestrian statue of the emperor in a martial cloak, his right hand resting on a field marshal's baton, reining in his charger, which is led by a female genius of peace.

  • In Rome they wore the toga, perhaps girded up; on a campaign and at the celebration of a triumph, the red military cloak (sagulum); at funerals, black.

  • The purple cloak which Picus wore fastened by a golden clasp is preserved in the plumage of the bird.

  • It has always been politic for powerful states to facilitate and hide schemes of aggrandizement under euphemistic expressions; to cloak subjection or dependence by describing it in words inoffensive or strictly applicable to other relations.

  • We see him full of tenderness to animals, a virtue not common in Italy in spite of the example of St Francis; open-handed in giving, not eager in getting- "poor," he says, "is the man of many wants"; not prone to resentment - "the best shield against injustice is to double the cloak of long-suffering"; zealous in labour above all men - "as a day well spent gives joyful sleep, so does a life well spent give joyful death."

  • At the end of the first year of training, the ephebi were reviewed, and, if their performance was satisfactory, were provided by the state with a spear and a shield, which, together with the chlamys (cloak) and petasus (broad-brimmed hat), made up their equipment.

  • The chromosphere, which surrounds the photosphere, is a cloak of gases of an average depth of 5000 m., in a state of luminescence less intense than that of the photosphere.

  • His somewhat ostentatious assertions of impartiality do not cloak a marked preference for the Burgundians in their struggle with France.

  • Requesens was only "a gentleman of cloak and sword" (caballero de capa y espada), though by the king's favour he was "grand commander" of the military order of Santiago in Castile.

  • For the rest of his reign Henry was ruler of all the old dominions of the Conqueror, and none of his subjects could cloak disloyalty by the pretence of owing a divided allegiance to two masters.

  • The belief, that the grant of liberty to all religions was only intended Jamess to serve as a cloak for the ascendancy of one, was so dedarastrong that the measure roused the opposition.

  • The word "cope," now confined to this sense, was in its origin identical with "cape" and "cap," and was used until comparatively modern times also for an out-door cloak, whether worn by clergy or laity.

  • in the ample hooded cloak of Italian military officers.

  • The men wear a tarbush with white roll, a black under-robe with white girdle, a short loose jacket, and when necessary an aba or parti-coloured cloak over all.

  • He is commonly represented standing, dressed in a long cloak, with bare breast; his usual attribute is a club-like staff with a serpent (the symbol of renovation) coiled round it.

  • MANTLE, a long flowing cloak without sleeves, worn by either sex.

  • As an article of women's dress a mantle now means a loose cloak or cape, of any length, and made of silk, velvet, or other rich material.

  • The word is derived from the Latin mantellum or mantelum, a cloak, and is probably the same as, or another form of, mantelium or mantele, a tablenapkin or table-cloth, from manus, hand, and tela, a cloth.

  • Then he threw his head back, and drew his cloak over it.

  • He drew the cloak from his face, and looked steadily at Archias.

  • The Moon in Greek myths loved Endymion, and was bribed to be the mistress of Pan by the present of a fleece, like the Dawn in Australia, whose unchastity was rewarded by a gift of a red cloak of opossum skin.

  • To such an account, not to the incident of Ahijah and the cloak, his flight (v.

  • All this cloak and dagger thinking wasn't accomplishing anything.

  • He didn't pause for their coats, so she bypassed the cloak room and crossed her arms as she exited the warm house.

  • The night was moonless and the dark covered them like a cloak the deeper they descended into the blackness of the gorge.

  • So why the cloak and dagger stuff?

  • Rhyn was alone on the island sanctuary in his dreams and awoke to the feeling that his magic had slipped even more from its binding.  His body was hot from the inside out despite the cold rain falling in the forest.  The fire had died overnight.  He pushed the waterproof cloak off him.

  • "He insulted my cloak!" the youth shot back.

  • One of the guards draped his cloak around her.

  • She pushed back the hood on her cloak to meet the man's gaze.

  • Pulling the hood up again, she draped her cloak over the Tiyan seal on her horse's saddle and urged it forward.

  • She dismounted and tossed the cloak over the horse's saddle, looking for the face she sought.

  • Vara stood alone on the cliff's edge at the boundary of Oceanan and Tiyan, clad in a crimson-lined cloak.

  • The stranger placed silk-lined gloves on the ground and removed her cloak.

  • "You like my cloak?" the woman asked.

  • He dug his dirty hands into the depths of the folded cloak, relishing the feel of it, then hugged it.

  • He forced himself out of his senses and draped the cloak over his mother.

  • Xander stroked the cloak draped over his mother's arm.

  • He became aware of the subtle movement of air beneath the front door, the cloudlike cloak clenched in his left hand and gritty dirt beneath his right, the trickle of blood down his throat to his gullet.

  • The sense of falling once more made him clutch the cloak.

  • When he finished carefully feeding it to her, he curled up beside his mother under the heavenly cloak.

  • He sat in thoughtful silence for a long moment before he retrieved the rich stranger's cloak.

  • He placed the cloak over her body and covered her face, not wanting to get dirt in her dark hair.

  • She had a new cloak, one that appeared as soft as her other one.

  • You haven't yet learned how to cloak yourself.

  • asleep in a corner, wrapped in a warm, fur-lined cloak, as if it had been winter.

  • aura of invincibility which the pair had worn like a magic cloak had been passed on to the four.

  • The tailor replaced his cloak of black, and the man with the flaxen beard proffered him a little glass of some refreshing fluid.

  • She sports the latest black lace trimmed cloak, and carries the essential accessory - her twiggy broomstick!

  • Pulling her tattered cloak around her shoulders she proceeded up the steps.

  • As the Ottoman Turks lost ground to the West, they increasingly donned the cloak of the Caliphate.

  • They wore a red cloak with a shield of the arms of St George on the left shoulder.

  • L took off all her (black) clothes and put on the Goddess ' black hooded cloak.

  • For ordinary times they would just wear a simple woolen cloak over their tunic.

  • He wears a long ragged cloak and an old wide-brimmed hat, so you can't see his eyes.

  • And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak, and put his own clothes on him.

  • Believe it or not, an invisibility cloak is one subject of these new collaborations.

  • And a velvet cloak drags across south Ontario and falls here on the small brick farm house.

  • cloak of invisibility about myself.

  • cloak of anonymity behind which bureaucrats like Mr Stewart prefer to hide.

  • cloak of secrecy drawn around them.

  • cloak of respectability and the protection of citizens.

  • cloak of darkness, Too blind to see the light.

  • cloak with a loose hood like a monk's.

  • defrocked priest wearing a black cloak decorated with fir cones.

  • The figure of Jesus with the eleven disciples safely held in the shape of his cloak represents the safety of a boat.

  • eleven disciples safely held in the shape of his cloak represents the safety of a boat.

  • The cloak is made of cashmere with velvet applique and silk embroidery in an art nouveau style.

  • The original cloak is too fragmentary to prove the point.

  • I peered out from beneath the slightly fusty smelling brim of the old green satin cloak.

  • gaunt appearance, offered his cloak to enable him to sit on the ground.

  • He quickly threw open his cloak to peer in dismay at the pile of popcorn pooled in his pelvic girdle.

  • gown worn under a cloak of rich, red velvet to keep out the chill.

  • It's a magician's cloak, that turns inside out to become a monk's habit.

  • She has been healed just by touching the hem of his cloak.

  • hooded cloak.

  • muffled in a cloak.

  • I'm wearing the cloak, I've slipped on the ring, I've swallowed the magic potion.

  • I would bet the fifty quid I'd get for this gig that the cloak would be green.

  • ragged cloak and an old wide-brimmed hat, so you can't see his eyes.

  • spruce forests cloak the sheer canyons for which the Park is famous.

  • Finally a little Vomit Brown was very lightly stippled over the bottom of the skirt and cloak as a final highlight.

  • tattered cloak of the beggar will bear him up like the rayed plumes of the angels.

  • But it threw an almost theatrical light on the man who stood outside the cloak room in the corridor.

  • The bride A pure white gown worn under a cloak of rich, red velvet to keep out the chill.

  • He still wears his out-of-doors cloak and he sits down with a certain weariness.

  • wiry frame was swathed in a long dark cloak.

  • worn over the shoulders as a coat There were two types of cloak.

  • The attendants then withdrew, and while Henry was reading the letters Clement mortally wounded him with a dagger which had been concealed beneath his cloak.

  • Sometimes in the south during the cold season they wear a cloak of skin or matting, fastened 'with a skewer, but open on the right-hand side.

  • He then snatched the obnoxious bill from the clerk, put it under his cloak, and commanding the doors to be locked went back to Whitehall.

  • to have him legally disinherited; but without waiting for the documents to be drawn up, Francis cast off his clothes and gave them back to his father, declaring that now he had better reason to say "Our Father which art in heaven," and having received a cloak from the bishop, he went off into the woods of Mount Subasio singing a French song; some brigands accosted him and he told them he was the herald of the great king (1206) .

  • Poverty of expression is apt to cloak the real spirit of primitive prayer, and the formula under which its aspirations may be summed up, namely, "Blessings come, evils go," covers all sorts of confused notions about a grace to be acquired and an impurity to be wiped away, which, as far back as our clues take us, invite interpretations of a decidedly spiritualistic and ethical order.

  • The closeness of the connexion is illustrated by Juvenal's epigram that a Cynic differed from a Stoic only by his cloak.

  • He wore a cloak and carried a staff and a wallet, and this costume became the uniform of his followers.

  • He then gave a sealed paper to Ayaz, begging him to hand it to the sultan in a leisure moment after 20 days had elapsed, and set off on his travels with no better equipment than his staff and a dervish's cloak.

  • Lucien also gathered together a small group of the younger deputies to throw the cloak of legality over the events of the day.

  • The measure proved to be the deportation of the leading Jacobins; and a cloak of legality was cast over this extraordinary proceeding by a special decree of the senate (avowedly the guardian of the constitution) that this act of the government was a "measure tending to preserve the constitution" (5th of January 1801).

  • After his conversion he retained his philosopher's cloak (Euseb., Hist.

  • GHOST DANCE, an American-Indian ritual dance, so called from its being held at night, the dancers wearing a white cloak.

  • Its features were the broadbrimmed hat (kausia), the cloak (chlamys) and the high-laced boots (krepides) (Plut.

  • Another over-dress of the Romans was the paenula, a cloak akin to the poncho of the modern Spaniards and Spanish Americans, i.e.

  • This was originally worn only by slaves, soldiers and other people of low degree; in the 3rd century, however, it was adopted by fashionable people as a convenient riding or travelling cloak; and finally, by the sumptuary law of 382 (Cod.

  • The insignia of the equites were, at first, distinctly military - such as the purple-edged, short military cloak (trabea) and decorations' for service in the field.

  • The principle of the twofold nature of truth 1 thus embodied in Occam's system was unquestionably adopted by many merely to cloak their theological unbelief; and it is significant of the internal dissolution of Scholasticism.

  • Stratz divides clothing climatically into two classes: tropical, which is based on the girdle (or, when the attachment is fastened round the neck, the cloak), and the arctic, based on the trouser.

  • Quite distinct from the spiral is the old Babylonian cloak, which was thrown over the left shoulder, passed under the right 1 See e.g.

  • 69) the Arabs under Xerxes wore a long cloak fastened by a girdle.

  • The statement of Herodotus is illustrated both by Attic vase-paintings and also by the series of archaic female statues from the Acropolis of Athens, which (with the exception of one clothed in the Doric irk-Nos) wear the Ionic chiton, together with an outer garment, sometimes laid over both shoulders like a cloak (Greek Art,, fig.

  • The XXaiva was a heavy woollen cloak worn in cold weather.

  • Latin.) to the appointment of persons to watch over the sacred cloak (cappa or capella) of St Martin of Tours, which was preserved as a relic by the French monarchs.

  • In time of war this cloak was carried with the army in the field, and was kept in a tent which itself came to be known as a cappella or capella.

  • had been consecrated by the greatness of his character and aims, was less impressive when it served as a cloak for an unlimited personal ambition and a family pride which displayed itself in unblushing nepotism.

  • A loose woollen coat reaching to the knees, and bound round the waist by a thick fold of cotton cloth, forms the dress of the men; the women's dress is a long cloak with loose sleeves.

  • While stationed at Amiens he divided his cloak with a beggar, and on the following night had the vision of Christ making known to his angels this act of charity to Himself on the part of "Martinus, still a catechumen."

  • Deane was slain by a cannon-shot by the side of his colleague Monk, who threw his cloak over the mangled body.

  • Relics for the same reason were abhorred by the Manicheans; the Catholics defending them on the ground that the bodies of saints participate in a divine virtue and have a power of making men whole and working miracles in the same manner as had the cloak of Elijah (2 Kings ii.

  • Luther, who believed that the peasants were trying to cloak their dreadful sins with excuses from the gospel, exhorted the government to put down the insurrection.

  • When he entered Rome in triumph, his sister recognized a cloak which he was wearing as a trophy as one she had herself made for her lover, one of the Curiatii.

  • This word was transferred to any sanctuary containing relics, in the early history of the Frankish Church, because the cloak of St Martin, cappa brevior Sancti Martini, one of the most sacred relics of the Frankish kings, was carried in a sanctuary or shrine wherever the king went, and oaths were taken on it (see Ducange, Glossarium, s.v.

  • The chasuble or planeta (as it is called in the Roman missal), according to the prevailing model in the Roman Catholic Church, is a scapularlike cloak, with a hole in the middle for the head, falling down over breast and back, and leaving the arms uncovered at the sides.

  • The chasuble, like the kindred vestments (the 4€Xbvtov, &c.) in the Eastern Churches, is derived from the Roman paenula or planeta, a cloak worn by all classes and both sexes in the GraecoRoman world (see Vestments).

  • In Ine's Laws we hear only of the hwitel or white cloak, which was to be of the value of six pence per household (hide), and of barley, which was to be six pounds in weight for each worker.

  • The chief garments were the coat (roc), the trousers (brec), and the cloak, for which there seem to have been a number of names (lofa, hacele, sciccing, pad, hwitel).

  • The costume of the order is of white satin embroidered in silk, with a purple velvet cloak adorned with roses and gold embroidery, but it is now never worn; in the collar the motto Fert is inserted, on the meaning of which there is great uncertainty,' and from it hangs a pendant enclosing a medallion representing the Annunciation (see Plate IV.

  • Used for cloak linings, stoles, muffs and trimmings, also for embellishment of British state, parliamentary and legal robes.

  • The smallest are used for glove linings and the others for opera cloak linings.

  • their living by weaving and the like, and appear to have been in intimate connexion with the craft-gilds; but under the influence of the mendicant movement of the 13th century these tended to break up, and, though certain of the male beguinages survived or were incorporated as tertiaries in the orders of friars, the name of Beghard became associated with groups of wandering mendicants who made religion a cloak for living on charity; beguigner becoming in the French language of the time synonymous with "to beg," and beghard with "beggar," a word which, according to the latest authorities, was probably imported into England in the 13th century from this source (see Beggar).

  • But he frequently describes an ideal character of a missionary sage, the perfect Stoic - or, as he calls him, the Cynic. This missionary has neither country nor home nor land nor slave; his bed is the ground; he is without wife or child; his only mansion is the earth and sky and a shabby cloak.

  • Their tents are made of black goats' hair and their principal covering is a cloak of the same material.

  • The Brahman holds all nature to be the vesture or cloak of indwelling, divine energy, which inspires everything that produces awe or passes man's understanding "(Sir Alfred C. Lyall, Brahminism).

  • casaque, a military cloak), a long-sleeved, closefitting robe worn by the clergy and others engaged in ecclesiastical functions.

  • On the first opportunity Bacon rose and briefly pointed out that the earl's plea of having done nothing save what was absolutely necessary to defend his life from the machinations of his enemies was weak and worthless, inasmuch as these enemies were purely imaginary; and he compared his case to that of Peisistratus, who had made use of a somewhat similar stratagem to cloak his real designs upon the city of Athens.

  • Besides these garments there are others: the long jubba, or cloth cloak, worn by mirzas (secretaries), government employs of high rank, as ministers, farmers of taxes, courtiers, physicians, priests; the abba, or camel-hair cloak of the Arab, worn by travellers, priests and horsemen; the pustin, or Afghan skincloak, used by travellers and the sick or aged; the nimtan, or common sheepskin jacket, with short sleeves, used by shopkeepers and the lower class of servants, grooms, &c., in winter; the yapanjah, or woollen Kurdish cloak, a kind of felt, having a shaggy side, of immense thickness, worn generally by shepherds, who use it as greatcoat, bed and bedding.

  • We complain of the unjustifiable odium which has been cast upon us by interested and dishonest persons, under the cloak of religion, whose testimony is believed in England to the exclusion of all evidence in our favour; and we can foresee, as the result of this prejudice, nothing but the total ruin of the country.'

  • The monument, which cost £200,000, is surmounted by an equestrian statue of the emperor in a martial cloak, his right hand resting on a field marshal's baton, reining in his charger, which is led by a female genius of peace.

  • In Rome they wore the toga, perhaps girded up; on a campaign and at the celebration of a triumph, the red military cloak (sagulum); at funerals, black.

  • The purple cloak which Picus wore fastened by a golden clasp is preserved in the plumage of the bird.

  • It has always been politic for powerful states to facilitate and hide schemes of aggrandizement under euphemistic expressions; to cloak subjection or dependence by describing it in words inoffensive or strictly applicable to other relations.

  • But we have to picture him as anon coming out and gathering about him a tatterdemalion company, and jesting with them until they were in fits of laughter, for the sake of observing their burlesque physiognomies; anon as eagerly frequenting the society of men of science and learning of an older generation like the mathematician Benedetto Aritmetico, the physician, geographer and astronomer Paolo Toscanelli, the famous Greek Aristotelian Giovanni Argiropoulo; or as out-rivalling all the youth of the city now by charm of recitation, now by skill in music and now by feats of strength and horsemanship; or as stopping to buy caged birds in the market that he might set them free and watch them rejoicing in their flight; or again as standing radiant in his rose-coloured cloak and his rich gold hair among the throng of young and old on the piazza, and holding them spellbound while he expatiated on the great projects in art and mechanics that were teeming in his mind.

  • We see him full of tenderness to animals, a virtue not common in Italy in spite of the example of St Francis; open-handed in giving, not eager in getting- "poor," he says, "is the man of many wants"; not prone to resentment - "the best shield against injustice is to double the cloak of long-suffering"; zealous in labour above all men - "as a day well spent gives joyful sleep, so does a life well spent give joyful death."

  • At the end of the first year of training, the ephebi were reviewed, and, if their performance was satisfactory, were provided by the state with a spear and a shield, which, together with the chlamys (cloak) and petasus (broad-brimmed hat), made up their equipment.

  • The chromosphere, which surrounds the photosphere, is a cloak of gases of an average depth of 5000 m., in a state of luminescence less intense than that of the photosphere.

  • His somewhat ostentatious assertions of impartiality do not cloak a marked preference for the Burgundians in their struggle with France.

  • Requesens was only "a gentleman of cloak and sword" (caballero de capa y espada), though by the king's favour he was "grand commander" of the military order of Santiago in Castile.

  • For the rest of his reign Henry was ruler of all the old dominions of the Conqueror, and none of his subjects could cloak disloyalty by the pretence of owing a divided allegiance to two masters.

  • The belief, that the grant of liberty to all religions was only intended Jamess to serve as a cloak for the ascendancy of one, was so dedarastrong that the measure roused the opposition.

  • The word "cope," now confined to this sense, was in its origin identical with "cape" and "cap," and was used until comparatively modern times also for an out-door cloak, whether worn by clergy or laity.

  • in the ample hooded cloak of Italian military officers.

  • The men wear a tarbush with white roll, a black under-robe with white girdle, a short loose jacket, and when necessary an aba or parti-coloured cloak over all.

  • He is commonly represented standing, dressed in a long cloak, with bare breast; his usual attribute is a club-like staff with a serpent (the symbol of renovation) coiled round it.

  • MANTLE, a long flowing cloak without sleeves, worn by either sex.

  • As an article of women's dress a mantle now means a loose cloak or cape, of any length, and made of silk, velvet, or other rich material.

  • The word is derived from the Latin mantellum or mantelum, a cloak, and is probably the same as, or another form of, mantelium or mantele, a tablenapkin or table-cloth, from manus, hand, and tela, a cloth.

  • Then he threw his head back, and drew his cloak over it.

  • He drew the cloak from his face, and looked steadily at Archias.

  • Over the left shoulder and fastened with a brooch hung the loose cloak (brat), to which the Scottish plaid corresponds.

  • The Moon in Greek myths loved Endymion, and was bribed to be the mistress of Pan by the present of a fleece, like the Dawn in Australia, whose unchastity was rewarded by a gift of a red cloak of opossum skin.

  • To such an account, not to the incident of Ahijah and the cloak, his flight (v.

  • 24) the incident of the tearing of the cloak is related of Shemaiah and placed at the convention of Shechem.

  • Though at first his long hair, his threadbare cloak and his staff furnished the subject of many a jest, and his harsh and overbearing manner caused grave discontent, yet the rapidity and decisiveness of his movements, won the sympathy and respect of the Syracusans.

  • of birrus, " a hooded cloak"; from the Fr.

  • The merchant put the gold in a bag of purple silk which he tied to his belt underneath his long cloak.

  • The gardener put his hand under his cloak and drew out the very bag that the merchant had lost.

  • A tall man who wore a long red cloak seemed to be the leader of the company.

  • I put on my cloak and hood and went out.

  • Prince Andrew had gone out into the hall, and, turning his shoulders to the footman who was helping him on with his cloak, listened indifferently to his wife's chatter with Prince Hippolyte who had also come into the hall.

  • Pierre threw off his cloak and entered the first room, in which were the remains of supper.

  • Boris said no more, but looked inquiringly at his mother without taking off his cloak.

  • He wore an unfastened cloak, wide breeches hanging down in creases, and a crumpled shako on the back of his head.

  • Sometimes through the monotonous waves of men, like a fleck of white foam on the waves of the Enns, an officer, in a cloak and with a type of face different from that of the men, squeezed his way along; sometimes like a chip of wood whirling in the river, an hussar on foot, an orderly, or a townsman was carried through the waves of infantry; and sometimes like a log floating down the river, an officers' or company's baggage wagon, piled high, leather covered, and hemmed in on all sides, moved across the bridge.

  • Nesvitski looked round and saw, some fifteen paces away but separated by the living mass of moving infantry, Vaska Denisov, red and shaggy, with his cap on the back of his black head and a cloak hanging jauntily over his shoulder.

  • "What a dandy you are today!" said Nesvitski, looking at Denisov's new cloak and saddlecloth.

  • He reined in his horse with the care of a skillful rider and, slightly bending over, disengaged his saber which had caught in his cloak.

  • In front came a man wearing a strange shako and a blue cloak, swarthy, sunburned, and with a hooked nose.

  • "Lay a cloak for him to sit on, lad," he said, addressing his favorite soldier.

  • Spread out the cloak, Antonov.

  • The cloak they spread under him was wet with blood which stained his breeches and arm.

  • Next came four soldiers, carrying something heavy on a cloak, and passed by the fire.

  • Napoleon, in the blue cloak which he had worn on his Italian campaign, sat on his small gray Arab horse a little in front of his marshals.

  • "No it can't be, that would be too extraordinary," and at the very moment she thought this, the face and figure of Prince Andrew, in a fur cloak the deep collar of which covered with snow, appeared on the landing where the footman stood with the candle.

  • And having taken off his cloak and felt boots, he went to the little princess' apartment.

  • "I have hundreds of rubles I don't know what to do with, and she stands in her tattered cloak looking timidly at me," he thought.

  • She understood all that awaited her only when, after stepping over the red baize at the entrance, she entered the hall, took off her fur cloak, and, beside Sonya and in front of her mother, mounted the brightly illuminated stairs between the flowers.

  • This person was a gray-bearded old man in a woman's cloak, with a tall peaked cap on his head.

  • They told her where the barn was and how she should stand and listen, and they handed her a fur cloak.

  • Sonya came along, wrapped in her cloak.

  • He slipped his arms under the cloak that covered her head, embraced her, pressed her to him, and kissed her on the lips that wore a mustache and had a smell of burnt cork.

  • In his large study, the walls of which were hung to the ceiling with Persian rugs, bearskins, and weapons, sat Dolokhov in a traveling cloak and high boots, at an open desk on which lay an abacus and some bundles of paper money.

  • "And where's the fur cloak?" asked Dolokhov.

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