With slow graceful steps, he pulled her into dance.
He rode as if he were part of the horse, his lean body swaying with the stride of the graceful animal.
Alex was lithe and graceful – light on his feet.
The graceful Immortal was in the study, hands folded in his hands, as if waiting for him.
They were so graceful, their muscles rippling under shiny coats as they moved.
Her dress lifted out, revealing long graceful legs.
He dismounted in one graceful movement and started unsaddling Diablo.
His ghazels, which are written with great elegance and finish, contain many graceful and original ideas, and the words he makes use of are always chosen with a view to harmony and cadence.
With sure graceful movements, he danced her around the room.
"The King of Rome!" he said, pointing to the portrait with a graceful gesture.
How well I remember the graceful draperies that enfolded me, the bright autumn leaves that wreathed my head, and the fruit and grain at my feet and in my hands, and beneath all the piety of the masque the oppressive sense of coming ill that made my heart heavy.
Graceful, coordinated and a pleasure to watch.
An orator and writer of Latin verse, he left three books of graceful Latin poems (printed with Salmon Macrin's Odes, 1546, by R.
She jumped off in her graceful way, a ballerina in a black fur coat.
It flashed, silver glinting off its graceful curve.
It has a graceful tapering spire 402 ft.
The date palm is a beautiful tree, growing to a height of from 60 to 80 ft., and its stem, which is strongly marked with old leaf-scars, terminates in a crown of graceful shining pinnate leaves.
As if a switch inside her was flipped, her tense movements disappeared, replaced by the graceful, supple movements of a cat.
She followed, again struck by the graceful way he rode.
He frowned as he led her across the verandah in a graceful waltz.
He was always assiduously graceful, always desiring to present his idea, his image, his rhapsody, in as persuasive a light as possible, and, particularly, with as much harmony as possible.
Hannah removed her fur coat with a graceful flourish to reveal her snug clothing and perfect body.
The writings of Erskine, especially his published letters, are distinguished by a graceful style, and possess originality and interest.
She watched him move, his swordplay as graceful and fluid as it was lethal.
Ashley was a spitting image of her mother: brown curls, blue-gray eyes, a willowy, graceful body.
As his square toed western boots clicked across the floor, a large belt buckle traced the graceful swing of his stride.
Deidre watched, intrigued by how graceful and silent the large creatures were as they moved through the clearing.
It didn't take long to realize that Aaron was not only experienced, but as graceful as Alex.
The large western belt buckle at his lean waist moved with the graceful rhythm of his stride.
The cathedral church of St Mary dates from 1190-1225, but has been much altered in later times: it has a great square tower at the west end and two graceful octagonal towers at the east, and contains numerous memorials of the 17th century.
The facade is a triumph of graceful elegance; so light is the tracery, so rich the decoration, so successful the breach of symmetry which gives us a wing upon the left-hand side but none upon the right.
They came in all colors and complexions, some slender and graceful like dancers while others were muscular.
trees, and even new genera, such as the cork-tree (Phellodendron amurense, walnut (Juglans manchurica), acacia (Maackia amurensis), the graceful climber Maximowiczia amurensis, the Japanese Trochostigma and many others - all unknown to Siberia proper - are met with.
Clermont has several handsome squares ornamented with fountains, the chief of which is a graceful structure erected by Bishop Jacques d'Amboise in 1515.
Perhaps the most important of these popular thinkers was Marcus Tullius Cicero - no great philosopher, but a graceful and effective man of letters.
Its chief portal, which dates from the 12th century, is a masterpiece of graceful arrangement and rich carving.
The language of the prose Lancelot is good, easy and graceful, but the adventures lack originality and interest, and the situations repeat themselves in a most wearisome manner.
His shoulders moved with a graceful swing that defied the quick step.
He was gentle and insinuating in manner, and possessed a calm, graceful and winning delivery" (Gent.
The second princess had just come from the sickroom with her eyes red from weeping and sat down beside Dr. Lorrain, who was sitting in a graceful pose under a portrait of Catherine, leaning his elbow on a table.
Her motions are often more expressive than any words, and she is as graceful as a nymph.
My house is not resplendent with ivory and gold; nor is it adorned with marble arches, resting on graceful columns brought from the quarries of distant Africa.
Out of these elements the Saracens of Sicily had formed a noble and beautiful style, grand and simple in its construction, rich and graceful in its characteristic detail.
Inversnaid is the point of arrival and departure for the Trossachs coaches, and here, too, there is a graceful waterfall, fed by the Arklet from the loch of that name, 22 m.
The Rhine-daughter sings it in a childlike, indolently graceful way which well expresses the kind of toy the ring or the world itself would be to her.
General Loring kindly showed me a copy of one of the wonderful bronze doors of the Baptistry of Florence, and I felt of the graceful pillars, resting on the backs of fierce lions.
P. dryopteris, generally known as oakfern, is a very graceful plant with delicate fronds, 6 to 12 in.
The boughs and their side-branches, as they increase in length, have a tendency to droop, the lower tier, even in large trees, often sweeping the ground - a habit that, with the jagged sprays, and broad, shadowy, wave-like foliage-masses, gives a peculiarly graceful and picturesque aspect to the Norway spruce.
Barnaba; the Palazzo Priuli at San Severo, with a remarkably graceful anglewindow, where the columnar mullion carries down the angle of the wall; the flamboyant balconies of the Palazzo Contarini Fasan; the Palazzo Bernardo on a side canal near S.
It was evident that this strange, strong man was under the irresistible influence of the dark, graceful girl who loved another.
Macleay indeed never pretended to a high position in this branch of science, his tastes lying in the direction of Entomology; but few of their countrymen knew more of birds than did Swainson and Vigors; and, while the latter, as editor for many years of the Zoological Journal, and the first secretary of the Zoological Society, has especial claims to the regard of all zoologists, so the former's indefatigable pursuit of Natural History, and conscientious labour in its behalf-among other ways by means of his graceful pencil-deserve to be remembered as a set-off against the injury he unwittingly caused.
Father Fitzherbert, who is described as "a person of excellent parts, a notable politician, and of graceful behaviour and generous spirit," wrote many controversial works, a list of which is given in the article on him by Mr Thompson Cooper in the Dictionary of National Biography, together with authorities for his life.
It has passed through a far greater number of editions than any other work on natural history in the whole world, and has become emphatically an English classic - the graceful simplicity of its style, the elevating tone of its spirit, and the sympathetic chords it strikes recommending it to every lover of Nature, while the severely scientific reader can scarcely find an error in any statement it contains, whether of matter of fact or opinion.
The graceful Menura superba, or lyre-bird, with its tail feathers spread in the shape of a lyre, is a very characteristic form.
Among the inoffensive species are counted the graceful green "tree snake," which pursues frogs, birds and lizards to the topmost branches of the forest; also several species of pythons, the commonest of which is known as the carpet snake.
Nereus is represented with the sceptre and trident; the Nereids are depicted as graceful maidens, lightly clad or naked, riding on tritons and dolphins.
The poodle is probably derived from spaniels, but is of slighter, more graceful build, and is pre-eminent even among spaniels for intelligence.
The present dome and the drum on which it stands, masterpieces of graceful line and harmonious proportion, were very important alterations from the earlier scheme.
P. phegopteris (beechfern) is a graceful species with a black, slender root-stock, from which the pinnate fronds rise on long stalks, generally about 12 in.
The Venetians, however, called in Alessandro Leopardi, who cast the great equestrian group and added the pure and graceful pedestal.
A curious polygonal church of the i ith century at Rieux-Minervois, the abbey-church at St Papoul, with its graceful cloister of the 14th century, and the remains of the important abbey of St Hilaire, founded in the 6th century and rebuilt from the 12th to the 15th century, are also of antiquarian interest.
There are four other bridges across the Adige: one, the graceful Ponte di Pietra, rests upon ancient foundations, while the two arches nearest to the left bank are Roman; but it has been frequently restored.
The frame is light, slender and graceful.
Graceful bulbous plants from South Africa.
"Oh, that would be so dread..." she began and, prevented by agitation from finishing, she bent her head with a movement as graceful as everything she did in his presence and, looking up at him gratefully, went out, following her aunt.
From the skill of Fra Giocondo, Verona was for many years one of the chief centres in which the most refined and graceful forms of the early Renaissance were developed.
He was also a man of letters, possessed of fine taste and a graceful style.
above the sea with a background of graceful limestone hills.
The dancers were so graceful and very very talented.
A. flexuosa (the Waved Hair Grass) is a graceful perennial.
It is of elegant and graceful habit, growing 3 feet high, and producing glossy pale purple bells 3 inches long in abundance.
Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina) - N. domestica is a distinct and graceful shrub with dark leathery leaves, often flushed with red towards autumn.
Hedychium - Tall and graceful tropical plants.
Caroliniana) - A forest tree attaining a height of 70 to 80 feet, 4 feet in diameter, graceful and beautiful in a mature state.
The foliage, as graceful as a Fern, is of a deep, lustrous green, and silvery white beneath.
Sieboldi, is as graceful in growth as the Canadian Hemlock Spruce and fully as hardy.
Where it thrives and flowers well it would be a graceful aid in the varied flower garden.
They are beautiful as well as graceful plants, and are the only hardy representatives of the natural order Piperaceae.
Humea - A very graceful halfhardy biennial, 3 to 8 feet high, H. elegans having large leaves with a strong odour, and forming, when in flower, an elegant feathery pyramid of reddish-brown blossoms.
Instead of the dozen, it should be grown by the hundred, and no prettier sight can well be imagined than a large sheet of this graceful Hyacinth, with its loose racemes of vivid amethyst flowers.
Imperata Sacchariflora - A hardy Grass, from the Amoor, with graceful foliage, forming a tuft, about 3 feet high, that throws up numerous flower-spikes, about 5 feet in height, bearing silvery plumes of flowers.
Cuzko and Caragua are the largest of the green varieties, and gracillima the smallest and most graceful.
Ipomopsis - Graceful biennials from California, thriving in light, dry, and warm soils in the milder districts.
Lindeni has more pointed leaves, a deep blood-red color, is compact and graceful, and bears pinching back and pegging down to any height.
Isopyrum - A graceful little plant allied to the Meadow Rues, I. thalictroides has prettier white flowers, and is valuable for its Maiden-hair Fern-like foliage.
Itea - Graceful and distinct shrubs, evergreen and deciduous, Chinese or N.
Whatever kinds among these we may prefer, a fuller and more graceful use of the Ivy in or near the flower garden and its surroundings is desirable.
Jalap Plant (Exogonium) - A graceful perennial trailing plant, none more beautiful among climbing plants than E. purga, and of its hardiness there can be little doubt.
Rush-leaved Flag (Iris Juncea) - A lovely bulbous Iris, graceful in habit and with bright yellow flowers of a delightful fragrance, whilst it can be grown almost as easily as the English Irises.
Missouri Flag (Iris Missouriensis) - A Rocky Mountain kind, graceful, and with delicate purplish-blue flowers, which are valuable to cut in the month of May.
Yellow-banded Flag (Iris Ochroleuca) - A stately vigorous Flag and an old plant in our gardens, the foliage slender, about 4 feet long, and coming up in a graceful twist.
P. r. arenaria is a very graceful plant, found wild on sandy seashores.
The flowers come as narrow, slender white spikes of graceful effect from June to August, and the leaves take glowing tints of orange and crimson in the autumn.
L. clethroides, a Japanese species, is a graceful plant, 2 to 3 feet high, with long nodding dense spikes of white blossoms, and the leaves in autumn of brilliant hues.
The stem is furnished from top to bottom with spreading whorls of slender branches, slightly drooping, the whole forming a graceful pyramid.
Division. E. sylvaticum is another native Horse-tail, much dwarfer, but graceful when well grown, 8 to 15 inches high, and covered with slender branches.
T. tuberosum is about 9 inches high, with graceful foliage, and abundance of yellowish cream-colored flowers.
Lilac Meadow Rue (Thalictrum Dipterocarpum) - A distinct and graceful plant, one of the best hardy flowers introduced for many years.
Millet Grass (Milium) - Grasses, some of them graceful.
Molopospermum - M. cicutarium is a hardy perennial, 5 feet or more high, with large graceful leaves which form a dense bush.
Muhlenbeckia - These graceful free-growing evergreen trailers are useful as coverings for trellis-work or rocks or stumps.
The trusses are small but exceedingly graceful, composed of flowers 2 inches or so across, white or rosy-lilac, freely spotted with dark red on the upper petals.
P. Colensoi is another fairly hardy kind from the mountains of New Zealand, with a spreading and graceful way of growth and narrow leaves.
Orixa Japonica - A very interesting summer-leafing shrub of graceful habit.
Pancratium - Graceful Lily-like plants of the Amaryllis order, the only really hardy kind being the S.
They are graceful in growth, showy in flower, and have highly-colored fruits, which add much to the beauty of the garden in autumn.
Phyllostachys Heterocycla Viridi-Glaucescens - A most elegant and graceful Bamboo, growing to a great height-nearly 18 feet at Shrubland.
Phyllostachys Heterocycla Boryana - One of the handsomest and most vigorous of the hardy Bamboos, very graceful in its habit.
Carmichaeliae is much like some of the Brooms, hence its name, the leafless, graceful shoots studded late in June with small bright rosy flowers in clusters towards the point.
Its graceful growth is well seen in the bolder arrangement of the rock garden.
P. undulatum is a graceful evergreen, and P.
It makes a graceful, birch-like tree of 50 to 60 feet in New Zealand, with small leaves and clusters of whitish flowers.
Ceratostigina plumbaginoides - An interesting family of graceful perennials and half-shrubby plants, the hardiest being P.
Quaking Grass (Briza) - A graceful family of grasses, American and European.
B. maxima is one of the handsomest, growing 12 to 18 inches high; may be sown in the open in March in any garden soil, is quite hardy and graceful while growing, and useful for decoration either green or dried.
Reed Grass (Spartina Polystachya) - This tall grass is very graceful, with yellowish variegation and of tall habit.
Graceful water-plants, hardy, easily grown, and very ornamental whether at the waterside or cut for decoration.
T. angustifolia is like it except in the size of the narrower leaves and spike, and of the two is perhaps the more graceful.
The Canary Grass, P. canariensis, is a pretty annual kind, with graceful variegated seed spikes.
Rue (Ruta) - The common Rue (R. graveolens) is not ornamental, but R. albiflora is a graceful autumn-flowering plant about 2 feet high, with leaves resembling those of the common Rue, only more glaucous and finely divided.
It is hardy, and of distinct and graceful habit.
Mount Taurus Fir (Abies Cilicica) - A graceful tree, 40 feet to 60 feet high, with slender branches.
The effect of the numerous flowering shoots and the grey foliage is good, and the plant is worth a place in the choicest garden for its graceful habit and long season of beauty, and the value of its slender panicles for cutting.
Its tall and graceful flower-stems rise to a height of 5 or 6 feet, and wave in the wind, but, though slender, are so tough and wiry that they are never injured like the much stronger-looking stems of the Pampas Grass.
Spignel (Meum) - M. athamanticum is a graceful fine-leaved perennial, dwarf in habit, 6 to 12 inches high, free in ordinary soils, and hardy.
Spinovitis Davidi Thomsoni - A pretty and neat-growing species climbing by its tendrils, and of graceful effect upon pillars and pergolas.
Star-flower (Trientalis) - T. europaea is a delicate and graceful plant found over Europe, Asia, and America, in shady, woody, and mossy places.
America. The only species certainly in cultivation is S. robustum, a hardy plant 2 to 3 feet in height, with graceful plumes of closely-packed, creamy-white and fragrant flowers in August.
Stephanandra - Graceful shrubs allied to the Spiraeas.
It is chiefly for its graceful habit and prettily cut foliage that it is grown, though the soft red of the young shoots in spring and the crimson-purple leaf tints in autumn render it attractive through a long season.
One, S. undulata, is quite hardy in my garden, and pretty and graceful.
America, and, it only as a relie from the heaviness of Rhododendrons, their graceful growth is precious.
Sweet Cicely (Myrrhis) - M. odorata is a graceful native plant, with a peculiar but grateful odour and sweet-tasting stems, 2 to 3 feet high, with white flowers in early summer, in compound umbels.
A. lophantha, though not hardy, grows freely in the open air in summer, and gives graceful verdure among flowers.
T. montana is of graceful growth, and as it flowers at the same time it may be associated with the perennial Lupins and other border plants of the season.
D. penduliflorum is a really pretty shrub, and hardy if the stems are annually cut down, with graceful shoots, bearing along their upper portions numerous rich violet-purple blossoms in September.
It is a slender shrub, graceful when in flower, 6 feet or more in height, bearing drooping racemes of small Pea-shaped flowers of a carminepurple color.
Tritonia (Montbretia) - Graceful and showy plants from the Cape, better than most S.
Vancouveria - V. hexandra is a most graceful and distinct plant, 10 to 18 inches high, with light fern-like leaves and slender spikes of pale flowers, and is a charming plant for the fernery and rock garden, best in peaty soil.
Though less vigorous than most wild Vines, it is one of the most graceful and distinct of the group, and its stems cling to the wall without nailing.
Z. aquatica is remarkable for the fine effect of its Oat-like stems, 8 to 10 feet high, with broad vivid-green leaves and graceful bronzed plumes of nearly a yard long, the seeds of which are greedily sought by fish and water-fowl.
Wild Spikenard (Smilacina) - Graceful but not showy hardy perennials.
A. annua is a graceful plant with tall stems 5 or 6 feet high, the foliage fine, and the flowers not showy in elegant panicles.
The hue is a fresh and pleasing green, and the plant is a graceful centre of a flower-bed or group.
Villarsia Reniformis - A graceful water plant, a welcome addition for fountain basins and pools without rush of water.
The weeping willow is easily recognized by its distinctive long, graceful branches that sweep toward the ground.
Graceful Gardens also offers numerous colorful photographs and plant suggestions to create a cottage garden look.
When you're buying an artificial Christmas tree, look for graceful needles and good branch tip shape.
Rhythmic and graceful movements are emphasized by the flowing fabric, and the joy of the dance is reflected in the bold colors.
I really like the look of wood - especially when it looks this graceful.
Something in his innocent boyish smile and the way he moved - so deliberate, even graceful.
That was something she had trouble imagining, but the wrought iron design was open and graceful.
Fifty years later they were numerous in Syria and Cilicia, according to the Armenian bishops Nerses the Graceful and Nerses of Lambron.
He is always and everywhere sentimental, though very frequently, as in his shorter prose tales (The Stone Mason of Saint-Point, Graziella, &c.), he is graceful as well as sentimental.
The town hall, with its light open loggia of semicircular arches on the ground floor, was designed by Fra Giocondo towards the end of the i 5th century; its sculptured enrichments of pilasters and friezes are very graceful, though lacking the vigorous life of the earlier medieval sculptured ornamentation.
Among the other noteworthy buildings of Freiburg are the palaces of the grand duke and the archbishop, the old town-hall, the theatre, the Kaufhaus or merchants' hall, a 16th-century building with a handsome façade, the church of St Martin, with a graceful spire restored 1880-1881, the new town-hall, completed 1901, in Renaissance style, and the Protestant church, formerly the church of the abbey of Thennenbach, removed hither in 1839.
Examples in exotic woods are exceedingly graceful and elegant.
With a graceful bow, they left their treasures behind and departed Spain.
That pale, sad, refined face, that radiant look, those gentle graceful gestures, and especially the deep and tender sorrow expressed in all her features agitated him and evoked his sympathy.
Olof Wexionius (1656-1690?) published his Sinne-Afvel, a collection of graceful miscellaneous pieces, in 1684, in an edition of only loo copies.
There were to be found the most contradictory qualities in perfect agreement with each other - gravity and courtliness, earnestness and gaiety, the man of learning, the noble and the bishop. But all centred in an air of high-bred dignity, of graceful, polished seemliness and wit - it cost an effort to turn away one's eyes.
Flattering all body shapes and styles in the most elegant and graceful manner, Tiffany prom dresses are a popular choice when seeking out a unique fabric or trendy cut in a special occasion gown.
It seems to illustrate the intersection between graceful designs and jovial twists.
On this sharp blue leather wallet, the vibrant hue is balanced by the graceful, petite size.
Libra: Thought to be the zodiac's socializer, Libra is refined, lazy, charming and graceful.
Mom and dad can also use the fun kids' games to reinforce lessons in following directions, fair play, taking turns, and being graceful winners and losers.
They add a feminine, graceful feel to the shoe, and can make them look a bit more dangerous at the same time (in the case of black leather, for example).
Graceful round toes continue to be an important addition to the closet repertoire.
Ingrid is yet another round toe that really makes the wearer look graceful and elegant.
However, there are also platforms that are graceful and delicate.
Known for her exquisite wedding gowns, Wang delivers the same graceful beauty to her footwear.
Fans were outraged when scribes altered her 1970's abortion by retroactively saying the embryo was stolen and implanted in another woman, but Susan's portrayal remained as graceful as ever.
Through the amazing process of metamorphosis it comes back into the world, emerging from its shell as a beautiful, free-fluttering and graceful butterfly.
The way a butterfly flutters from flower to flower is graceful.
The 18-karat white-gold watch is laced to a shimmering diamonds bracelet & strap, lending a graceful look to this feminine watch.
The graceful, contoured design fits comfortably on the gentlest hands.
Add in the sapphire glass watch crystal and Swiss made movements, and keeping track of time on the go has never been more graceful.
Many yogis like yoga tunic pants, sometimes referred to as palazzo pants or fisherman's pants, because they provide more freedom of movement and make a figure look graceful.
The philosophy behind Bamboomoves is that bamboo is hearty, and yet graceful and beautiful.
The car featured graceful gull-wing doors, which open vertically to allow entrance and exit from the vehicle.
Ballet is known for its fluid, graceful motions where as hip hop dance maintains a more vibrant, funky set of moves.
Moving from one position to the next should be graceful and smooth.
The higher breasts create a longer, more graceful torso, which is further enhanced by the slim waist.
A high school football player is made into a graceful figure skater.
Qui-Gon is majestic, beautiful and graceful.
The true use of engraving is to add interest to vessels by means of coats of arms, crests, monograms, inscriptions and graceful outlines.
In 1679 the university was established in the old Cloth Workers' Hall, a building dating from 1317, with long arcades and graceful pillars supporting the upper storeys.
Above is a graceful balustrade behind which is a lofty roof, and at the angles are towers perforated for the passage of the light.
The forms of Assyrian pottery, however, are graceful; the porcelain, like the glass discovered in the palaces of Nineveh, was derived from Egyptian originals.
Among the first wild shrubs and trees that are met with are the chilca (Baccharis Feuillei), with a pretty yellow flower, the Mutisia acuminata, with beautiful red and orange flowers, several species of Senecio, calceolarias, the Schinus molle, with its graceful branches and bunches of red berries, and at higher elevations the lambras (Alnus acuminata), the sauco (Sambucus peruviana), the quenuar (Buddleia incana), and the Polylepis racemosa.
juncifolius, a graceful little plant from Spain, Portugal and south France, has one to four small bright yellow flowers on each scape.
It has a lofty campanile, surmounted by a graceful octagonal upper storey.
He rose to great celebrity as an architect, and designed many graceful and richly sculptured buildings in Venice, Rome and even in France; he used classical forms with great taste and skill, and with much of the freedom of the older medieval architects, and was specially remarkable for his rich and delicate sculptured decorations.
His buildings are stately and graceful in proportion, but show a tendency towards dull scholastic classicism.
Her language is graceful and natural, her sentiments are refined and sober; and, as Mr Aston well says, her story flows on easily from one scene of real life to another, giving us a varied and minutely detailed picture of life and society in KiOto, such as we possess for no other country at the same period.
They are charmingly simple and graceful, and they have been rendered into English again and again since the beginning of the Meiji era.
Most Japanese decorative designs consist of natural objects, treated sometimes in a more 1~hi0 or less conventional manner, but always distinguished by delicacy of touch, graceful freedom of conception and delightfully harmonized tints.
The goddess of art of Akishino-dera, Nara, attributed to the 8th century, is the most graceful and least conventional of female sculptures in Japan, but infinitely remote from the feminine conception of the Greeks.
The best of these are exquisite in workmanship, graceful in design, often strikingly original in conception, and usually naturalistic in ideal.
Massive, towering roofs, which impart an air of stateliness even to a wooden building and yet, by their graceful curves, avoid any suggestion of ponderosity, were still confined to Buddhist edifices.
Through the graceful cryptomerias distant mountains and the still more distant sky could be seen, and between the buildings in the foreground and those in the middle distance atmosphere appeared to be perceptible.
Thus a graceful and realistic school has replaced the comparatively stiff and conventional style of former times.
The thin clumsily-shaped vases of the Kaji school, with their uniformly distributed decoration of diapers, scrolls and arabesques in comparatively dull colors, ceased altogether to be produced, their place being taken by graceful specimens, technically flawless, and carrying designs not only free from stiffness, but also executed in colors at once rich and soft.
The graceful form of their body, the elegance and rapidity of their movements, and the exquisite beauty of their colours have been the admiration of all who have had the good fortune to watch them in their native haunts.
They climb with great facility, and are agile and graceful in their movements.
The Letters are models of graceful thought and refined expression, each of them dealing with a single topic and generally ending with an epigrammatic point.
The women are generally smaller than the men, with black eyes, fine hair and graceful carriage.
we have perhaps the most graceful and elegant of all the forms which the English medieval crown assumed (fig.
The church of St Nicholas, with a graceful tower and spire, is mainly Early English, but has Norman and later portions.
Among the other churches the most noticeable are the Neustadterkirche, with a graceful shrine containing the tomb of Leibnitz, the Kreuzkirche, built about 1300, with a curious steeple, and the Aegidienkirche among ancient: edifices, and among modern ones the Christuskirche, a gift of King George V., the Lukaskirche, the Lutherkirche, and the Roman Catholic church of St Mary, with a tower 300 ft.
Graceful in form and active in motion, sun-birds flit from flower to flower, feeding on small insects which are attracted by the nectar and on the nectar itself; but this is usually done while perched and rarely on the wing as is the habit of humming-birds.
As soon as the male birds have begun their graceful antics, he shoots them, one after the other, with blunt arrows, for the purpose of stunning and bringing them to the ground without drawing blood, which would injure their plumage; and so eager are those birds in their courtship that almost all the males are thus brought down before the danger is perceived.
bezoartica) of India, a species taking its name from the deep black coat assumed by the i.dult bucks, and easily recognized by the graceful, spirally twisted horns ornamenting the heads of that sex, is now the sole representative of the genus Antilope, formerly taken to embrace the whole of the true antelopes.
He was the possessor of a clear and graceful, if somewhat florid, style, which showed to special advantage in his numerous obituary notices or encomiums (collected and published in three volumes Zur Erinnerung an vorangegangene Freunde, 1888).
To the south of the church there is a cloister (latter half of the 15th century) with graceful arcades.
For no beast however mighty, no bird however graceful, was a fit companion for God's masterpiece, and, apart from the serpent, the animals had no faculty of speech.
This bridge suffered some injury in a storm, but it is still in good condition and one of the most graceful of bridges.
The cloister, one of the purest and most graceful works of the 13th century, is surrounded by double lines of slender columns carrying pointed arcades, between which delicate floral designs are carved.
It somewhat resembles the completed tower of Antwerp cathedral, and is crowned by a graceful octagonal lantern, the whole being nearly 290 ft.
The most notable characteristic of his style is its graceful simplicity; it is never affected or laboured; his sentences are short and easy, and follow one another naturally.
The graceful bell-tower, erected in 1224-1319, named La Ghirlandina from the bronze garland surrounding the weathercock, is 335 ft.
Beatus Rhenanus; "summus Erasmi observator," as he is called by de Thou, describes his person thus: "In stature not tall, but not noticeably short; in figure well built and graceful; of an extremely delicate constitution, sensitive to the slightest changes of climate, food or drink.
The graceful cathedral of St.
Other writers deserving mention are Cornelius Ujejski (1823-1897), the poet of the last revolt of 1863; Theophilus Lenartowicz (born 1822), who wrote some very graceful poetry; Sigismund Milkowski (T.
St Peter's (Roman Catholic) cathedral (begun 1839, consecrated 1844), Grecian in style, is a fine structure, with a graceful stone spire 224 ft.
The date at which it was written is uncertain; there are features in it which point to its having been the work of a poet living in north Israel, and writing at an early date; but most recent scholars, on account chiefly of certain late expressions occurring in it, think that it cannot have been written earlier than the 4th or 3rd century B.C. In the graceful and tender idyll of Ruth, it is told how Ruth, the Moabitess, and a native consequently of a country hostile theocratically to Israel, adopted Israel's faith (i.
end there is a lofty and graceful Perpendicular tower.
On the Lednock are the falls of the Devil's Cauldron and on the Turret and its feeders several graceful cascades.
It is a graceful tree with a straight, slender, unbranched stem reaching 40 or 50 ft.
In form the jaguar is thick-set; it does not stand high upon its legs; and in comparison with the leopard is heavily built; but its movements are very rapid, and it is fully as agile as its more graceful relative.
When young the tree is one of the most graceful of the conifers: the stem rises straight and tapering, with somewhat irregular whorls of drooping branches, the lower ones sweeping the ground - giving an elegant conical outline.
In England the tree grows well in warm situations, but suffers much in severe winters - its graceful form rendering it ornamental in the park or garden, where it sometimes grows 30 or 40 ft.
A good seat on a horse should not be strong merely; it should be graceful; above the loins the body should be loose, so as readily to adapt itself to every motion of the horse, but it should be upright.
The hotel de ville, with a graceful facade surmounted by a lofty belfry, is in the late Gothic style of the early 6th century and was completed in modern times.
It is well known in England for its graceful habit, the slender, grey - or white - barked stem, the delicate, drooping branches and the quivering leaves, a bright, clear green in s p r i n g, becoming duller in the summer, but often keeping their greenness rather late into the 5 autumn.
The most noteworthy church is the Candelaria church, in the commercial district, whose twin towers and graceful dome form one of the most conspicuous landmarks of the city.
21 Evangelical, 6 Roman Catholic, a Reformed, a Russian, an English(erected byGilbert Scott) with a graceful spire, a Scottish (Presbyterian), and an American (Episcopal) church, the last a handsome building, with a pretty parsonage attached.
But he has left nothing more graceful, naïve and pathetic than his early memories in Praeterita - a book which must rank with the most famous "Confessions" in any literature.
His tragedies are perhaps less known now than his Fables (1813, 1815 and 1826), which are written in very graceful verse.
This piece of furniture, often very graceful and elegant, originated in France towards the middle of the 17th century.
It is of Decorated date, and has wide centre and side aisles, divided by a very light and graceful arcade.
There are Armenian and Catholic churches, but the most beautiful building is a medresse erected in the 12th century by the Seljuks, with ornamental doorway and two graceful minarets known as the Chifte Minare.
On the same day Mary wrote to Elizabeth, requesting with graceful earnestness the favour of an interview which might reassure her against the suggestion that this treaty was a mere pretence.
At night she took a graceful and affectionate leave of her attendants, distributed among them her money and jewels, wrote out in full the various legacies to be conveyed by her will, and charged her apothecary Gorion with her last messages for the king of Spain.
The great object must be to exhibit to advantage the graceful forms and glorious hues of flowering plants and shrubs.
Agrostis pulchella : hardy, 6 in.; a most graceful grass for bouquets.
Kochia scoparia (Belvedere or lawn cypress): hardy, graceful green foliage, turning purple in autumn.
Flowers white in graceful panicles; flourishes in a mixture of sandy peat and loam.
Graceful water or marsh plants with hastate leaves, and tuberous, running and fibrous roots.
CHIRU, a graceful Tibetan antelope (Pantholops Hodgsoni), of which the bucks are armed with long, slender and heavilyridged horns of an altogether peculiar type, while the does are hornless.
The graceful west front has a deeply recessed Early Pointed doorway, surmounted by traceried windows and, above these, by a handsome Decorated stained-glass window of fire lights.
In this more general respect, an arboretum or woodland affords shelter, improves local climate, renovates bad soils, conceals objects unpleasing to the eye, heightens the effect of what is agreeable and graceful, and adds value, artistic and other, to the landscape.
There are, however, some churches with graceful towers and beautiful facades and a few attractive monuments; among the latter are one standing on the Magellan Plaza (Plaza or Paseo de Magellanes) beside the Pasig, to the memory of Ferdinand Magellan, the discoverer of the islands; and another by A.
It contains other features of considerable interest to which more importance seems to be attached, and the writer is evidently an artist who takes manifest delight in the touching and graceful details of his picture, and is not simply guided by a desire to impart historical information or to enforce some particular lesson.
He was, according to the `story (told by Jacqueline herself), restored to favour owing to the good acting and graceful appearance of his daughter Jacqueline in a representation of Scudery's Amour tyrannique before Richelieu.
He received Johnson's homage with the most winning affability, and requited it with a few guineas, bestowed doubtless in a very graceful manner, but was by no means desirous to see all his carpets blackened with the London mud, and his soups and wines thrown to right and left over the gowns of fine ladies and the waistcoats of fine gentlemen, by an absent, awkward scholar, who gave strange starts and uttered strange growls, who dressed like a scarecrow and ate like a cormorant.
Lysias was the first to make this adaptation really artistic. His skill can be best appreciated if we turn from the easy flow of his graceful language to the majestic emphasis of Antiphon, or to the self-revealing art of Isaeus.
The speech For Mantitheus (39 2 B.C.) is a graceful and animated portrait of a young Athenian lirirebs, making a spirited defence of his honour against the charge of disloyalty.
While the houses of the poorer classes are mean and too often dirty, in marked contrast are the houses of the wealthier citizens, built generally in a style of elaborate arabesque, the windows shaded with projecting cornices of graceful woodwork (mushrebiya) and ornamented with stained glass.
This passed in the XIIIth Dynasty into a graceful but weak manner, as in the statues of Sebkhotp (Sebek-hotep) III.
The XIXth Dynasty, at its best under Seti I., could only excel in high finish of smoothness and graceful curves; life, character, meaning, had vanished.
Originally the Copenhagen potters imitated the Dresden china made at Meissen, but they later produced graceful original designs.
1853) published seven little volumes of graceful lyrical poems in praise of gardens and of farm-life.
The columns supporting the roof and gallery are irregularly placed, with a view to artistic effect; and the general form of the piers, arches and pillars is most graceful.
Though something in the grotesque dragons of the base recalls the Byzantine school, yet the beauty of the figures and the keen feeling for graceful curves and folds in the drapery point to a native Italian as being the artist who produced this wonderful work of art.
The rich and graceful iron hinges, made often for small and out-of-the-way country churches, are a large and important class in the list of English wroughtiron work.
They weave and dye several kinds of cloth, tan and dress leather and manufacture oil and soap. Without the assistance of the wheel the women produce a variety of pottery utensils, often of very graceful design, and decorated with patterns in red and black.
Berber women are intelligent and hard-working, and, when young, very pretty and graceful.
The scene of the graceful though unhistorical romance of Einhard and Emma, the daughter of Charlemagne, is laid here.
He sacrificed too much to personal ambition, yet it would have been a graceful act if Louis XVIII.
The cruciform church of St Saviour is of the 14th and, 5th centuries, and contains a graceful rood-screen of the 16th century, an ancient stone pulpit and interesting monuments.
In the main, its architecture is Gothic, but the choir and the apsidal chapels, with their elaborate interior and exterior decoration, are of Renaissance workmanship. The graceful tower, which rises beside the southern portal to a height of 255 ft., belongs to the early 1 4 th century.
The hotel de Than, also of the 16th century, is remarkable for its graceful dormer-windows.
From the Armenian plateau, Ararat rises in a graceful isolated cone far into the region of perennial snow.
It possesses a famous painting of the Last Judgment, formerly attributed to Jan van Eyck, but probably by Memlinc. Among other ancient buildings of note are the beautiful Gothic town hall, surmounted by a graceful spire, the armoury (Zeughaus) and the Franciscan monastery, restored in 1871, and now housing the municipal picture gallery and a collection of antiquities.
OSCAR O'FLAHERTIE WILLS WILDE (1856-1900), English author, son of Sir William Wilde, a famous Irish surgeon, was born in Dublin on the 15th of October 1856; his mother, Jane Francisca Elgee, was well known in Dublin as a graceful writer of verse and prose, under the pen-name of "Speranza."
is of very graceful design.
Pont de l'Arche has a fine Gothic church, with stained-glass windows of the 16th and 17th centuries; the church of Tillieres-sur-Arvre is a graceful specimen of the Renaissance style.
Johan Paulinus Liljenstedt (1655-1732), a Finn, was a graceful imitator of Ronsard and Guarini.
Anna Maria Lenngren (1754-1817) was a very popular sentimental writer of graceful domestic verse, chiefly between 1792 and 1798.
At the time of his accession Lutf All Khan was only in his twentieth year, very handsome, tall, graceful, and an excellent horseman.
His graceful and captivating style was imitated by IIakIm Khabbaz of Nishkptfr, a great baker, poet and quack; Aba Shuaib ~klili of HerSt, who left a spirited little song in honor of a young Christian maiden; Raunaqi of Bokhgra; Abtil-Fat,l7 of Bust, who was also a good Arabic poet; the amIr Aba l-Ilasan All AlagatchI, who handled the pen as skilfully as the sword; Umara of Merv, a famous astronomer; and Kisf, a native of the sametown, a man of stern and ascetic manners, who sang in melodious rhythm the praise of Al!
The graceful precision and dignified familiarity of the epistle are particularly attractive to the temperament of France.
In the 18th century Voltaire enjoyed a supremacy in this graceful and sparkling species of writing; the Epitre a Uranie is perhaps the most famous of his verse-letters.
At the close of the 17th century Dryden greatly excelled in this class of poetry, and his epistles to Congreve (1694) and to the duchess of Ormond (1700) are among the most graceful and eloquent that we possess.
But Pope excelled, not only in the voluptuous and in the didactic epistle, but in that of compliment as well, and there is no more graceful example of this in literature than is afforded by the letter about the poems of Parnell addressed, in 1721, to Robert, earl of Oxford.
He is described at this time by Mme de Motteville as "well-made, with a swarthy complexion agreeing well with his fine black eyes, a large ugly mouth, a graceful and dignified carriage and a fine figure "; and according to the description circulated later for his capture after the battle of Worcester, he was over six feet tall.
On wing the movements of the condor, as it wheels in majestic circles, are remarkably graceful.
Active and graceful in their movements, their pace is either a kind of trot or a series of springs following one another so rapidly as to look like a gallop. They take readily to water, in which they swim well.
He had all the natural gifts an orator could desire - a commanding presence, a graceful though somewhat theatrical bearing, an eye of piercing brightness, and a voice of the utmost flexibility.
With graceful unanimity all parties combined to show their sense of the national loss.
The public buildings include the Burgh Hall, the academy (with a graceful steeple), the county buildings, the Denny Memorial, a Literary and a Mechanics' institute, Masonic hall, two cottage hospitals, a fever hospital, a public library and the combination poorhouse.
The remains of the abbey chiefly consist of the shell of the beautiful Cruciform church, with a central saddleback tower rising from the transepts to a height of over 90 ft., and a graceful rose window at the west end of the nave.
Their wooden lattices of saw-work are very graceful.
As the century advances, a more graceful movement in the figures is discernible.
The book of laws (Vendidad) is characterized by an arid didactic tone; only here and there the legislator clothes his dicta in the guise of graceful dialogues and tales, or of poetic descriptions and similitudes; and then the book of laws is transformed into a didactic poem.
The first is a very graceful poem presented together with a distaff to Theugenis, wife of Nicias, a doctor of Miletus, on the occasion of a voyage thither undertaken by the poet.
He was educated by his mother because, being a Protestant, he couldnot attend school, and he grew up at once thoughtful and passionate, studious and social, handsome in person and graceful in manners.
Twenty-six trochaic tetrameters, De qualitate vitae, and five graceful hexameters, De rosis, are also attributed to him.
Florus is important as being the first in order of a number of 2nd-century African writers who exercised a considerable influence on Latin literature, and also the first of the poetae neoterici or novelli (new-fashioned poets) of Hadrian's reign, whose special characteristic was the use of lighter and graceful metres (anapaestic and iambic dimeters), which had hitherto found little favour.
Among the minor churches of the town are St Pierre, which has a graceful façade and richly carved doors, St Didier and St Agricol, all three of Gothic architecture.
graceful concessions granted at the request of the episcopate, or of special approbation of conciliary resolutions.
They are big, handsome sheep, with finely-arched necks and graceful carriage.
In extended composition, as when he followed Longfellow's Tales of a Wayside Inn with his own Tent on the Beach, he often failed to rival his graceful brother poet.
Almost as bulky as a woodcock; it is of a much more slender build, and its long legs and neck give it a graceful appearance, which is enhanced by the activity of its actions.
square, and was painted and repaired in 1864 - the graceful west doorway and the foundations of some of the walls.
A graceful granite column, still erect on the slope above the head of the promontory, commemorated the victory of Claudius Gothicus over the Goths at Nissa, A.D.
The north-eastern boundary of the plain of Athens is formed by the graceful pyramid of Pentelicus, which received its name from the deme of Pentele at its foot, but was far more commonly known as Brilessus in ancient times.
Besides some graceful epistles in the style of Fortunatus, he wrote some long poems, and notably a whole history in verse of the church at York: Versus de patribus, regibus et sanctis Eboracensis ecclesiae.
She is described as a large woman, towering above all the cavaliers of her court, but very well shaped for her size, easy and graceful in her person, of a majestic bearing, but with an awfulness in her countenance which revolted those who disliked her.
Still in his formal statement of the different virtues, positive beneficence is discernible only under the notion of " liberality," in which form its excellence is hardly distinguished from that of graceful profusion in selfregarding expenditure (Nic. Eth.
ablam), resembling dug-outs in form, but light and graceful.
For some years past the " wearing of the green " had been regarded by the army authorities as improper, and friction had consequently occurred, but the queen's order put an end in a graceful manner to what had formerly been a grievance.
This contains a large variety of hard-wooded and valuable timber trees, including species of Weinmannia (Lalona 1), Elaeocarpus (Voanana), Dalbergia (Vbambbana), Nuxia (Valanirana), Podocarpus, a pine, the sole species in the island (Hetatra),Tambourissa (Amhara), Neobaronia (Harah¢ra), Ocotea (Varongy) and probably ebony, Diospyros sp., &c. The following trees are characteristic of Madagascar vegetation, some of them being endemic, and others very prominent features in the landscape: the traveller's-tree (Urania speciosa), with its graceful crown of plantain-like leaves growing like an enormous fan at the top of a tall trunk, and affording a supply of pure cool water, every part of the tree being of some service in building; the Raphia (rofia) palm (Sagus ruffia); the tall fir-like Casuarina equisetifolia or beef wood tree, very prominent on the eastern coast, as well as several species of screw-pine (Pandanus); the Madagascar spice (Ravintsara madagascariensis), a large forest tree, with fragrant fruit, leaves and bark; a beautiful-leaved species of Calophyllum; and the Tangena (Tanghinia veneniflua), formerly employed as a poison ordeal.
The remainder of the nave is Decorated, excepting the westernmost bay which is Perpendicular, as is the ornate west front with its graceful flanking towers.
From 1770 onwards lived side by side with this king, rather than at his side, the archduchess Marie Antoinette of Austria one of the very graceful and very frivolous women Ma,* who were to be found at Versailles, opening to life A~7,i,toa like the flowers she so much loved, enamoured of pleasure and luxury, delighting to free herself from the formalities of court life, and mingling in the amusements of society; lovable and loving, without ceasing to be virtuous.
Dumas was a prolific writer, and his numerous books, essays, memorial addresses, &c., show him to have been gifted with a clear and graceful style.
The palms of the Nicobars are, however, exceedingly graceful.
Their figure is not graceful, and, owing to their habit of dilating the lips by betelchewing, the adults of both sexes are often repulsive in appearance.
In person Hamilton was rather short and slender; in carriage, erect, dignified and graceful.
Three miles up the Lochay, which rises in the hills beyond the forest of Mamlorn and has a course of 15 m., the river forms a graceful cascade.
The species of Sphenophyllum have a graceful appearance, which has been compared with that of the trailing Galiums of hedgerows.
Inside was a spacious foyer sporting a long graceful stairway.
Claudette digested the response reflectively and then lifted her lovely shoulders in a graceful shrug again.
Whatever Carmen wore, she looked slim and graceful - feminine.
He admired the graceful predators and often tracked them when he wanted to escape Landis.
Alex was lithe and graceful â€“ light on his feet.
She is a proficient, graceful swimmer, and her devotion to technique is paramount.
With her graceful melodies and evocative lyrics, Vienna has garnered critical acclaim and a rapidly growing legion of fans throughout the world.
banqueting suite, with its graceful & charming dÃ©cor is the ideal venue for your wedding.
With raw files from my 1Ds it handles partially burnt out highlights in a much more graceful way than Photoshop ACR.
The bag is made with a graceful swan neck that holds the chanter at the correct position for playing.
Downstairs, to the left of the vestibule, graceful Corinthian columns create four wide bays.
About her twentieth year she is described as being somewhat above the middle height, possessing a graceful form and an open cheerful countenance.
crueltyyour graceful stealth anticipate the moves of all who perpetrate cruelties and stay their hands against the children of light.
Lady Caroline herself was described as slender, graceful, with short clipped flaxen curls with a soft prettily affected voice.
With look ahead map based support some graceful degradation could be provided.
dicentra spectabilis - a fine combination of gaudy color and very graceful form.
Then there was Judy, highly intelligent and graceful, a true Princess of the dog world and very disdainful of the common herd.
encircled by lofty boundary walls with graceful turrets.
Her sleek exterior is from the drawing boards of Reymond Langton Design, with Pascal Reymond taking personal charge of the graceful interior.
The Dynamic Avon The single cable forms a graceful curve to support bridge girders without blocking the view creating a gorgeous landscape.
graceful in defeat; I know that only too well.
graceful in movement with a firm muscular frame.
They're often graceful in the way that Bacon himself was graceful in the way that Bacon himself was graceful.
graceful degradation could be provided.
graceful spire which can be seen for some distance on the approach to the village.
graceful white swan arching its beautiful neck.
graceful sweeping curves.
graceful arc out of its scabbard.
Orchard Pig stands out as a particularly graceful piece, full of the music of hidden rhyme, and assonance; a true charm.
Louise dances beautifully around the stage, she is a very graceful mover; surely a legacy of her Arts Ed training.
His abandoned yet graceful Court was just the place for Voltaire.
The extraordinary X-UFO is an incredibly graceful flying machine that's so revolutionary even the boffins at Area 51 would be agog!
Others cannot; their owning, is not graceful.
She looks so graceful taking a sip of her cappuccino, taking care not to burn her lips and tongue.
Even at considerably less, the wind flies through your hair and even the clumsiest oaf can feel graceful.
Learning to be consciously aware of your movements in everyday life is variety of meditation which might help you to become more graceful.
Greene reflected upon the fact that he doesn't appear overly graceful, hacking away with his stubby, tho authentic, sword.
The apartment offers rooms, which have been beautifully furnished providing a graceful, yet homely ambiance for you to relax.
The reefs are teeming with colorful tropical fish such as angel, butterfly, surgeonfish and graceful moorish idols.
The fleet ranges in size from a diminutive 707 to the 60 foot Ocean Youth Trusts graceful Oyster built ketches.
The Rain is graceful, and rather languid too, with lines like: " I think I'll sleep another day or two.
Nimira is far more easily recognizable now as she looks much daintier than her siblings, like a typical graceful female leopard.
In the offices the fluorescent theme continues, using Aero - Zumtobel Staff's graceful suspended direct / indirect luminaire.
In another area he has started to grow shiitake mushrooms under a graceful canopy, a living tunnel of woven willow trees.
Inside, graceful arcades divide the lofty clerestoried nave from the aisles.
neat graceful footwork.
Veteran actress Rekha who plays her paramour's first wife easily outclasses her in a graceful yet forceful performance.
personify beauty are personified by graceful female figures on panel three to the left of the main entrance.
Grinling Gibbons decorated the interior with carved panels, graceful fluted Corinthian pillars, friezes and statues.
Because of their steam propulsion, the American ships were larger and with a more graceful outline.
None but a woman can have this soft and beautifully rounded arm, these graceful outlines.
And we set up a listener to detect ' window closing ' events and perform a graceful shutdown.
sleek exterior is from the drawing boards of Reymond Langton Design, with Pascal Reymond taking personal charge of the graceful interior.
slender twigs of this graceful tree preclude confusion with any other.
The body was too spindly but the angles were captivating and graceful.
She was a small passenger steamship and was apparently a very graceful ship.
The Indian tigers, the Royal Bengal tigers are the most graceful animals found in Sundarban in Bengal.
The flight is effortless and graceful near the high treetops.
Silver Birch The white bark and slender twigs of this graceful tree preclude confusion with any other.
He was highly educated, spoke Latin with graceful fluency, frequented the society of scholars and had his children carefully educated according to the best European models.
Among the inoffensive species are counted the graceful green " tree snake," which pursues frogs, birds and lizards to the topmost branches of the forest; also several species of pythons, the commonest of which is known as the carpet snake.
The white poplar is an ornamental tree, from its graceful though somewhat irregular growth and its dense hoary foliage; it has, however, the disadvantage of throwing up numerous suckers for some yards around the trunk.
Among Wren's city churches the most noteworthy are St Michael's, Cornhill; St Bride's, Fleet Street, and St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, the latter remarkable for its graceful spire; and St Stephen's, Walbrook, with a plain exterior, but very elaborate and graceful interior.
The action of rain, ice and rivers conspires with the movement of land waste to strip the layer of soil from steep slopes as rapidly as it forms, and to cause it to accumulate on the flat valley bottoms, on the graceful flattened cones of alluvial fans at the outlet of the gorges of tributaries, or in the smoothly-spread surface of alluvial plains.
This is the principle of the kaleidoscope, an optical toy which received its present form at the hands of Sir David Brewster about the year 1815, and which at once became exceedingly popular owing to the beauty and variety of the images and the sudden and unexpected changes from one graceful form to another.
built the graceful horseshoe staircase in the Cour du Cheval Blanc; Napoleon I.
A graceful tower and spire 236 ft.
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It drains north by St John's Vale into the Greta, north of which again rises a mountain-group of which the chief summits are Saddleback or Blencathra (2847 ft.) and the graceful peak of Skiddaw (3054).
But Peel lived to make ample and honourable amend for this unfortunate ebullition, for not only did he "fully and unequivocally withdraw the imputation which was thrown out in the heat of debate under an erroneous impression," but when the great free-trade battle had been won, he took the wreath of victory from his own brow, and placed it on that of his old opponent, in the following graceful words: - "The name which ought to be, and will be associated with the success of these measures, is not mine, or that of the noble Lord (Russell), but the name of one who, acting I believe from pure and disinterested motives, has, with untiring energy, made appeals to our reason, and has enforced those appeals with an eloquence the more to be admired because it was unaffected and unadorned; the name which ought to be chiefly associated with the success of these measures is the name of Richard Cobden."
Missing the perfume-laden air of the Occident, a visitor is prone to infer paucity of blossoms. But if some familiar European flowers are absent, they are replaced by others strange to Western eyesa wealth of lespedeza and Indigo-fera; a vast variety of lilies; graceful grasses like the eulalia and the ominameshi (Patriaa scabiosaefolia); the richly-hued Pyrus japonica; azaleas, diervillas and deutzias; the kikyo (Platycodon grandifiorum), the giboshi (Funkia ovala), and many another.
For he applied himself to manufacture wares having a close affinity with the shocking monstrosities used for sepulchral purposes in ancient Apulia, where fragments of dissected satyrs, busts of nymphs or halves of horses were considered graceful excrescences for the adornment of an amphora or a pithos.
Plain in plumage, being greyish brown above and dull white below, while its quills are dingy black, variegated with white, there is little about the mocking-bird's appearance beyond its graceful form to recommend it; but the lively gesticulations it exhibits are very attractive, and therein its European rival in melody is far surpassed, for the cock-bird mounts aloft in rapid circling flight, and, alighting on a conspicuous perch, pours forth his ever-changing song to the delight of all listeners; while his actions in attendance on his mate are playfully demonstrative and equally interest the observer.
Towering eucalyptus, graceful pepper trees, tropic palms, rubber trees, giant bananas, yuccas and a wonderful growth of roses, heliotrope, calla lilies in hedges, orange trees, jasmine, giant geraniums and other flowers beautify the city throughout the year.
Malaterra, who compares Robert Guiscard (see Guiscard, Robert) and his brother to "Joseph and Benjamin of old," says of Roger: "He was a youth of the greatest beauty, of lofty stature, of graceful shape, most eloquent in speech and cool in counsel.
examples in exotic woods are exceedingly graceful and elegant.
But he has left nothing more graceful, naÃ¯ve and pathetic than his early memories in Praeterita - a book which must rank with the most famous "Confessions" in any literature.
Among the other noteworthy buildings of Freiburg are the palaces of the grand duke and the archbishop, the old town-hall, the theatre, the Kaufhaus or merchants' hall, a 16th-century building with a handsome faÃ§ade, the church of St Martin, with a graceful spire restored 1880-1881, the new town-hall, completed 1901, in Renaissance style, and the Protestant church, formerly the church of the abbey of Thennenbach, removed hither in 1839.
To Johnson, however, whose passions were strong, whose eyesight was too weak to distinguish rouge from natural bloom, and who had seldom or never been in the same room with a woman of real fashion, his, Tetty, as he called her, was the most beautiful, graceful and accomplished of her sex.
If we accept frankly the emotional nature of this age, we may admire its graceful outlines, its vivacious manner, its romantic style, with an occasional sauciness which is amusing and attractive.
It is a silver beaker, covered with graceful scroll-work, forming medallions, in which are figures of cupids employed in various occupations (see Shaw's!Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages, 1858, vol.
In current usage, the term is applied to a feminine spirit or fairy, and is often used in a figurative sense of a graceful, slender girl or young woman.
The civil buildings offer little interest, but two houses named after Anne de Pisseleu (see above), mistress of Francis I., and Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henry II., are graceful examples of Renaissance architecture.
Among the minor churches of the town are St Pierre, which has a graceful faÃ§ade and richly carved doors, St Didier and St Agricol, all three of Gothic architecture.
So this prince grew up to be a young man, tall and fair and graceful.
She is not conscious of any reason why she should be awkward; consequently, her movements are free and graceful.
They and the new battleships with their graceful sheer and boiling wake evoked poetic similes.
The willow tree seemed to be large and powerful, yet supple and graceful at the same time.
If you are looking for a modern metal version, look at the Evolution Futon Frame, which has a matte pewter finish and graceful, modern curves.
Whether you love the graceful curve of the glass, the beautiful wood tones or the fine details of the piece, a curved china cabinet makes a lovely addition to your home.
Lamps with swing arms or goosenecks will provide graceful adjustability for maximum efficiency in a home office.
When selecting French inspired home décor, keep things simple but graceful.
These furnishings are graceful with simple lines, and curvilinear accents.
This whimsical fairytale is what makes her scent appealing to women who long to feel graceful and glamorous without being overpowered.
For a graceful look, you'll want to use a large makeup brush.
There are simple corner rounders in three sizes, basic frame and slotted corners, and decorative corners in designs including stars, hearts, and graceful flourishes.
In this graceful and athletic technique, the skier pushes one ski outward, while the inner edge of the opposite ski is pressed into the snow.
Chloe offers a teen girl a graceful and sophisticated femininity.
What emerges is a graceful, delicate, and beautiful butterfly, spreading its wings and venturing forth with excitement and delight, just as the newlywed couple will spread their wings and begin their beautiful new life together.
Some are graceful crescents of powdery white sand framing turquoise water, while others are rockier locations with dramatic landscapes, cliffs, and other features.
A-line and princess silhouettes are lovely designs for most body shapes, and an extra petticoat or crinoline will add fullness and mimic the soft, graceful curves of snowdrifts.
Wildlife-If you love wildlife, then look for a novelty shower curtain that features scenes of wildlife, from black bears to graceful deer, woodland birds to squirrels and bobcats.
This graceful gal has grown from a sugary-sweet teenybopper into a superstar in her own right.
Another graceful candidate better known for her role in the movie American Pie, Shannon Elizabeth waltzed her way out of the reality T.V. competition.
Graceful Threads is another retailer offering custom-made and pre-made dresses that will fit right into a prairie theme.
Graceful Greyhounds: Greyhounds, Salukis and some of the other sight hound breeds have slender and delicate necks.
This is not going to be an easy time, but with a little preparation, you can make it a graceful and grace-filled exit for both you and your animal.
Plants mostly requiring greenhouse temperature in winter, but growing freely out of doors in summer, and a graceful aid in the flower garden in the southern counties.
They are useful among the taller and more graceful plants for the flower garden, and are easily raised from seed and cuttings.
S. aegyptiacum (Saccharum) - Vigorous perennial grass, forming tufts of reed-like downy stems, 6 to 10 feet high, and clothed with graceful foliage.
Its graceful pale green fronds are 1 to 2 feet long and 5 to 9 inches broad, twice or thrice divided, and carried upon roots which creep just under the ground.
Azara - Distinct and graceful Chilian shrubs, or low trees, nearly hardy in many parts.
A. microphylla is a graceful evergreen shrub, with many small flowers, succeeded in autumn by small orange-red berries.
D. Cannabina is a tall and graceful herbaceous perennial from 4 to 7 feet high, the long stems clothed with large pinnate leaves, yellowish-green flowers appearing towards the end of summer.
Graceful perennials allied to Solomons Seal, bearing yellow blossoms.
The graceful habit of the plant makes it valuable, placed either singly or in groups, especially from July to September, the time of its full development.
A vigorous and graceful summer-leafing climber of 10 to 20 feet, with bright glossy green oval leaves, sharply pointed and slightly waved.
Convolvulus Althaeiodes - A graceful trailer with numerous rosy flowers, hardy and free among rocks.
Sometimes, in the extreme north, even the tall and graceful Birches of more temperate lands take a bushy form, and there are also Arctic and northern species which are small and give us little effect or interest except for botanic gardens.
As regards the positions of Birches in a pleasure-ground, there is not a more graceful lawn tree than the cut-leaved and weeping kinds, the more so where trees of light shade are desired.