His laugh was soft and low.
As the Princess held the white piglet in her arms and stroked its soft hair she said: Let Eureka out of the cage, for she is no longer a prisoner, but our good friend.
She had grown soft in five years of city life.
His hands might be soft, but he was capable of dealing with whatever came in his direction.
The sparkle faded from his eyes, leaving them soft sweet chocolate pools.
Eureka rubbed her paw on her face and said in her soft, purring voice:
My wife purchased a soft drink; to get some change, she explained.
He did not hear her soft breathing as she stood over him and watched him finish the wonderful drawing.
He is very soft and delicate yet.
Soon the little stranger was clad in the warm clothes; the dry soft blanket was wrapped around him; and he was laid on the children's bed.
Leaning her head back, she forced the soft chair into a reclining position.
She made a soft noise, cuddling closer to her father.
He couldn't shake the fire in his blood or the sense of how soft her supple skin, how warm her body felt beneath him.
The soft sand in the ravine would make it simple for the Indians to detect where they had emerged.
The yellow skirt of her sundress was molded to the soft curves one side of her body by a breeze.
Following Señor Medena up the stairs, she ran her hand along the smooth wood, enjoying the cool silky soft feel of it.
She could feel it in his soft kisses on her neck, in the way he whispered her name.
Zach squirmed and made soft baby noises.
Carmen climbed off Alex's lap and took Destiny's soft little hand in hers.
She climbed onto the vehicle and settled on the soft cushion.
She was toned and curvy, her skin as soft as her voice.
The little kitten brightened, its eyes shone, and it seemed ready to lift its tail, jump down on its soft paws, and begin playing with the ball of worsted as a kitten should.
Pete turned away and his soft footsteps faded into the darkness.
Clouds drifted away from a full moon, drenching the patio with soft lunar light.
Her sandals raised little puffs of dust every time she put a foot down in the soft dirt.
How splendid! said he to himself when a cleanly laid table was moved up to him with savory beef tea, or when he lay down for the night on a soft clean bed, or when he remembered that the French had gone and that his wife was no more.
From time to time he heard a soft rustle and at times a sigh.
One pleasant morning in the beautiful springtime, I thought I was sitting on the soft grass under my dear mother's window, looking very earnestly at the rose-bushes which were growing all around me.
They used to hang in long festoons from our porch, filling the whole air with their fragrance, untainted by any earthy smell; and in the early morning, washed in the dew, they felt so soft, so pure, I could not help wondering if they did not resemble the asphodels of God's garden.
"As for my part," His eyes were like soft chocolate pools as he gazed into hers.
His chuckle was soft as he pulled her gently against him.
For the moment, the soft couch was a haven to her exhausted and aching body.
"Fritz," Bordeaux finally spoke in a soft voice.
The vicomte was a nice-looking young man with soft features and polished manners, who evidently considered himself a celebrity but out of politeness modestly placed himself at the disposal of the circle in which he found himself.
His voice was soft and husky.
Her arms stole around his neck and she ran trembling fingers through the soft hair on the back of his head.
It was a soft kiss, not demanding but more inquisitive.
A soft breeze carried a faint familiar odor, but it was gone before she could identify it.
She kneeled beside her, stroking the soft curly hair.
Only when he heard the soft, female wow did he realize who it was.
He recalled how soothing her hug had been earlier and itched to feel her soft, warm body in his arms again.
Her soft voice drifted off as she took him in.
Many very handsome houses and large soft green lawns around them and trees and bright flowers and fountains.
Then I will take his soft chubby hand in mine, and go out in the bright sunshine with him.
At that moment, with soft steps, the countess came in shyly, in her cap and velvet gown.
As 'twas growing dark last night Fell the snow so soft and light...
"Well, never mind, some of the things can be unloaded," he added in a soft, confidential voice, as though afraid of being overheard.
And suddenly the sequence of these thoughts broke off, and Prince Andrew heard (without knowing whether it was a delusion or reality) a soft whispering voice incessantly and rhythmically repeating "piti-piti- piti," and then "titi," and then again "piti-piti-piti," and "ti-ti" once more.
The soft whispering voice continued its rhythmic murmur, something oppressed him and stretched out, and the strange face was before him.
That very young woman seemed to Pierre the perfection of Oriental beauty, with her sharply outlined, arched, black eyebrows and the extraordinarily soft, bright color of her long, beautiful, expressionless face.
No one else gives me that sense of soft tranquillity that you do... that light.
Her soft touch did more than erase the worry from his brow.
There was a soft step behind her, and then his hands were on her waist, his thumbs nimbly working the tense muscles.
He took her hands and helped her to her feet, his voice becoming soft and gentle, his gaze mystic.
She watched for soft areas where a wagon might get stuck.
She dug her fingers into the soft sand, avoiding his eyes.
Oh, for a soft bed and nice warm bath - with soap.
I'd lived so clement an existence that the sum total of my exposure to mayhem came from the soft cushioned sofa fronting a wide screen television.
I think she would like to put her two soft arms around your neck and hug you.
Perhaps the Old Sea God as he lay asleep upon the shore, heard the soft music of growing things--the stir of life in the earth's bosom, and his stormy heart was angry, because he knew that his and Winter's reign was almost at an end.
Hard consonants were, and indeed still are, very difficult for her to pronounce in connection with one another in the same word; she often suppresses the one and changes the other, and sometimes she replaces both by an analogous sound with soft aspiration.
The tenant of the air, it seemed related to the earth but by an egg hatched some time in the crevice of a crag;--or was its native nest made in the angle of a cloud, woven of the rainbow's trimmings and the sunset sky, and lined with some soft midsummer haze caught up from earth?
Come here a bit, said she, assuming a soft high tone of voice.
Then the strains of the count's household band were replaced by the clatter of knives and forks, the voices of visitors, and the soft steps of the footmen.
She only felt a soft hand taking hers firmly, and she touched with her lips a white forehead, over which was beautiful light- brown hair smelling of pomade.
Still laughing, Speranski held out his soft white hand to Prince Andrew.
Her voice was soft and full of music.
She waited for him to release her, but his lips moved across her cheek and down her neck with soft caressing kisses.
His chuckle was soft.
His voice was soft.
His chuckle was low and soft.
She stirred the ice cream until it was soft.
He smoothed her hair from her face and rested his hand against the soft skin of her exposed thigh, admiring her body.
Dusty closed his eyes, the soft sound of the TV greeting him before he opened them.
She leaned back to kiss him, the feel of her soft lips against his both infuriating and placating.
She wore a T-shirt and shorts that revealed her shapely, soft legs.
He closed his eyes, feeling her warm breath and soft skin against his again.
He heard the soft voice again.
The Watcher's voice was soft in his mind.
Jonny's voice was coldly monotonous but soft.
"Don't make me do it," she said in a soft voice.
"You know who, sweetheart," he replied in his soft growl.
"She'll be okay, Damian," Sofi's soft voice greeted him as he opened his eyes.
There was nothing remotely friendly or soft about Charles.
At once, he felt the brush of her soft curls against the underside of his chin and smelled her amber-vanilla.
His skin was soft despite his strength, a combination the woman in her found appealing.
"You always run," Jule said in his soft growl.
She wanted more of Jule's magic caressing her from the inside, and his soft skin caressing her on the outside.
"Yes," he said with a soft laugh.
His voice was soft, and she fought the urge to reach out to him.
"I'm Bianca," the woman said in a voice as soft as her eyes.
His words were confident and soft.
She wore a soft nightgown and changed into the clothing left for her.
She rubbed its forehead and leaned forward to touch its neck, marveling at how soft its hair was.
The carpet was a deep maroon, soft and cushy, the walls around her brown.
Damian felt the unusual urge to look in on her again, to feel her soft skin against him once more and make sure she was safe.
Damian's voice was soft.
He pressed her back against the couch, and she yielded, her hands touching his face, his soft hair, his neck.
At Clair's soft voice, Sofia wanted to throw up again.
Suddenly she was mewling, kneeling beside him, her hands on his thigh and her face soft and beguiling.
She looked up at his soft tone.
Damian's voice was soft, but his command made everyone in the hangar jump.
They are the only ones, Darkyn's growl was unusually soft, almost a purr.
The footsteps were soft, but it sounded like more than one person.
"Gabriel …" She rose and paced, her feet sinking into the soft sand.
Your heart is too soft.
"I wasn't too soft on Wynn!" she exclaimed.
If you cause more damage, Darkyn said in a soft, lethal voice.
Soft voices drew her attention to the doorway, where she was able to hear but not see Cora behind the massive frame of Gabriel.
The soft bed was warm from her body heat, and she found herself running a hand over the downy comforter while she tried to understand the emotions within her.
It's not soft like the others.
One arm tightened instinctively around her while he lifted the other to touch the soft skin of her neck.
Her lips were soft and warm, her body molded against his.
The needles were long and soft, their vibrant green coloring leaving her breathless.
Her face was cold but her plump lips were warm, soft, her lips parting for him before he prodded them apart.
His voice was soft and low.
The soft summons made her pause.
He leaned down; kissing the soft part of her neck that pulsed with excitement.
Taking her face in his hands, his thumbs stroked the soft skin on her cheeks.
His soft chocolate gaze went from the car to Carmen.
There was something about him... the way he moved and even the way he spoke, soft and gentle with such a deep warm voice.
"I'm hungry," he announced in his usual soft manner.
His soft chuckled followed her as she left the room.
When his warm lips pressed against the soft area behind her ear, she abandoned the knife and turned around, expecting to see a twinkle in his eyes and a smile on his lips.
His response was a soft groan that vibrated delightfully against her lips.
Alex caught Carmen and they both tumbled to the soft grass.
Destiny touched its soft furry body and stubby ears.
They removed the feeding tube and fed him a semi-liquid diet of soft food for a few days.
She left it down, letting the soft curls spill over her shoulders For a minute she fought back panic.
The soft warm beige had a yellow highlight that reflected the evening sun.
Her skin was soft there, and she smelled of vanilla.
She marveled at the soft crunch of gravel beneath her shoes.
His elbows were propped on his knees, the trench falling back to show a lean body, flat stomach and muscular thighs outlined by the soft material of his pants.
The stranger's kiss was light, his full lips warm and soft.
There were no trench coats outside of the underworld he'd consider wearing, but he pulled on a soft black t-shirt and strapped a few sheaths to his body.
You're going soft, Gabe.
He had no intention of reading it, but he liked how soft the cover was.
His soft hand was cold.
The soft, firm words of the female in the driver's seat were the first kind ones of the day.
Lankha's hands were covered in what felt like soft, feathery, cool micro-suede.
The healer's soft hands took away her headache, then the throbbing in her neck, and worked on the other parts of her body until she felt whole again.
The room smelled of vanilla mixed with some other exotic scent, the beds covered in soft white duvets with pumpkin- colored pillows.
His arousal rose solid and thick against her belly, and the soft towel agitated her straining nipples.
The bedchamber was done up in pastels, soft rose drapes, light blue and green rugs, yellow pillows and highlights, which seemed to take the chill out of the stone walls.
The soft sounds of talk drifted to her, but it was the dress of the women within that drew her eye.
She relaxed and sank into the soft leather seats of the Town Car, telling herself she was being granted a chance to be normal.
Gabriel's soft cluck of disapproval filled the air around him as Rhyn sat in the corner, watching the most vexing woman in the world --his mate --sleep.
They sat in comfortable silence, the quiet room filled only with the woman's soft snores.
She heard the soft step of someone approaching and turned, surprised.
His kiss was hot, demanding, and quick, his lips warm and soft.
The chamber beyond was dark, lit by the soft glow of a single torch beside a clear sarcophagus.
Normally, when an assassin goes soft, I make him dead-dead.
He began to think Death was right—he was going soft.
The snow fell straight from the sky without the wind and was soft and fluffy beneath her feet.
His sweet smell and the feel of his soft skin lingered in her senses after she.d carried him from the forest.
She stood and crossed to the scared creature and took one of his soft hands.
She sat at the edge of the bed and touched Toby.s soft face, not sure what to do or think about anything anymore, especially now that Hannah had been dragged into this world.
Toby was awake and sitting, fascinated by Lankha.s soft hands.
At Tamer.s height and built like a tank, there had never been anything soft about Death.s assassin, but he seemed more distant than usual.
I was worried, Kris said in a soft voice.
He grabbed one of the Immortal books, fingering the soft, leather-like cover and transparent pages.
He cupped one soft cheek and rubbed away a hot tear with his thumb.
Kiera dreamt of a planet filled with spiders and dinosaurs and awoke in her bed a couple of hours later to the soft sound of her alarm clock going off.
There was a soft knock at the door.
They both turned at the soft voice.
She left the bathroom, pulling on an oversized, soft T-shirt Evelyn had shanghaied from Romas and Kiera had shanghaied from Evelyn.
Evelyn stood in the dark grey room of the spaceship with its cozy, dim lighting and the soft purr of hidden machines.
She trailed her fingers down a wall, smiling when she saw soft glimmers light up beneath her touch, trail her fingers a short distance, and blink out.
She hurried from the room without her shoes and tucked in the alien clothing: soft, silky tunic into soft, silky pants that adjusted in size to fit her form.
Evelyn's voice was soft.
Lishana's voice was as soft as her features.
He wore a rose gold bracelet very similar to Romas's in all but color, and soft, dark boots.
"Yes, but-- " One moment she was protesting, the next his warm, soft lips covered hers.
Her voice was soft and as feminine as her shape.
Her mannerisms, her features, her obliviousness to the world around her, her soft voice.
Nishani followed and gripped his forearm with both of her small, soft hands.
Mansr's scratchy voice was soft.
She calmed in his arms, and he focused on comforting her and not his awareness of her soft body pressed against him.
She'd gotten to the conference room when she heard soft footfalls behind her.
The silk cord was fastened to the brass gas lamp that centered the ceiling of the room, the other end tightly knotted about her soft white neck.
Mountain winters were always a surprise to lowlanders and easterners, where the chemistry of moisture played games that produced slush and wet snow, not the sparkling crystals so soft a broom could clear a foot-deep snowfall with a few swishes.
Cynthia took up a pencil and paper again and began listing the different letters but almost as soon as they'd begun, they were interrupted by a soft knock on the door.
Dean leaped on Shipton, clawing away at the soft snow, pummeling him like an eighth grade schoolyard brawler while Shipton, still clutching his ice ax in one hand, swung at Dean, catching him on the cheek and face with the side of the solid handle.
She had tied the silk cord to the brass gas lamp at the ceiling in the center of the room, before knotting the other end about her soft white neck.
At length he heard the sound of a soft knock on his door.
His soft brown eyes were now the color of a deep topaz, feline in nature.
A soft laugh escaped his throat.
Then the beautiful woman, with soft almond shaped eyes waved her hand at the box.
She appeared to be in her early thirties, had chestnut brown hair that fell in soft waves around her shoulders with thin streaks of what looked like fire running through it.
They were a soft, sable brown with specs of black that seemed to swirl in motion around her pupils like two tiny solar systems.
Halfway through the third bag, the girl let out a soft moan.
She had chosen soft dinner music.
A soft moan sounding nothing like her reached his ears, and then slowly, out from under the cover, emerged a huge wolf with bronze colored fur.
She moved close to the bars and sat, never losing his gaze, then tilted her head and let out a soft whimper.
He exhaled and began to pet her, still amazed at how thick and soft her fur felt.
They sprinted across the floor and leaped up to the elevated platforms, poking their soft muzzles into the stanchions to gobble the grain.
And then she felt another soft hoof.
Soft chocolate eyes regarded her with veiled humor, and his mouth held the promise of a smile.
In the hay beside their mother, lay two tiny bodies, soft and clean.
His deep voice was as soft and warm as his gaze.
His lips were warm and inviting and the hair on the back of his neck was silky soft.
"Carmen," His voice was soft and husky.
She rubbed her cheek against the soft hair on his neck.
The soft chocolate gaze met hers and the smooth lips tipped up slightly at the corners.
The soft voice and the little dimple that played at the corner of her mouth when she teased him... she was so beautiful – and so utterly unaware of her charm.
Heat pulsed off the building in waves, aided by a soft, cold breeze.
Her soft voice was always calm.
She gazed at the soft ceiling lighting before tilting her head to see whose quiet voices she heard.
Lana's skin was soft, her body fitting comfortably against his.
"Just when I start to think you've gone soft …" Dan said and shook his head.
She gave a soft cry as she came off her knees.
She leaned into him, her warm, soft body molding against his.
Lana glanced at her own palms, which were soft and slender.
Rhyn listened to his brother pad away in the soft sand. He'd spent thousands of years in Hell wishing to be dead-dead. Tomorrow, he'd have his chance.
The feeling of the angel's soft, cold hand in his own reminded Rhyn of the first thing he'd touched in Hell that hadn't been stone. Gabriel had brought him a book with a worn, leather-like cover, and he'd lost himself dwelling on the sensation of buttery leather under his fingertips after the hazy nightmare that had been his existence in Hell.
It was dark. The dual moons of the underworld were high overhead, another sign she hadn't slept more than an hour or two. The trees overhead hissed as the branches moved like snakes in a soft breeze. Gabriel held out a hand and pulled her up, silent despite his size and small armory of weapons.
Rhyn crept carefully through the demon scouts positioned throughout the forest surrounding the castle. The demons wore the Dark One's uniform of all black with waterproof cloaks and hoods. The demon side of him rendered his presence similar enough to a full-demon's that the others wouldn't be alarmed. He sized up each demon he passed, until he found one who appeared to be his size. The creature didn't hear his soft step, and the snapping of the demon's neck was the only other sound in the falling rain.
He's right, Katie's soft voice said.
"No, it doesn't," he said softly. He reached out to her. His hands trailed down her soft cheek and tangled in her wayward curls. With his index finger, he drew a line from her chin, down her neck, between her breasts and rested his hand on her belly, where the hatchling grew.
Magic shot through him, burning like fire. Kris gasped. Another blast, and he fell to the ground. His body roiled with the demon magic, convulsing until the blow faded. He felt himself hauled up by his neck and thrust onto the ground again. His vision blurry, Kris could only see Hannah's beautiful blond hair. Sorrow replaced anger, and he reached out, touching the soft wheat curls.
When he could finally focus through the black of the night, he plodded forward, feet wallowing in the soft sand like a boat in a heavy sea.
He retraced his steps a few paces to assure he was on the soft dry sand above the high-tide line, carefully placed his towel down, sat on it and removed his shoes and socks.
But back then he hadn't been dragged from a soft bed and the dream-movies of his mind to chase around the slums of his city.
Discarded wrappers and soft drink cans littered the floor, a magazine and a folded newspaper lay between the men on the seat.
The conniving old son-of-a-bitch had probably told her the soft jazz was his choice and the barnyard music Dean's.
The warmth of Collingswood and a soft chair won the argument.
He groped his way down the path, the wind whipping his raincoat behind him, until he felt the mush of soft sand beneath his aching feet.
Dean lifted her in his arms and slowly picked his way up the beach in the direction from which he'd come, half staggering through the soft sand.
The majority of his body was moderately awash with passion and Ethel was as warm and soft as ever.
As Dean entered the house, Sherlock Holmes was lecturing Watson in a voice sounding very much like Basil Rathbone while a radio across the room was playing soft music.
She had soft curves in all the right places.
His voice was soft, but the tone was firm.
Finally he spoke, his voice soft and controlled.
His lips were so soft and warm, seeking an answer to a primal question.
He gently stroked her hair, his voice soft and close to her ear.
His lips were warm and soft – questioning and inviting.
The hair on the back of his neck was soft and curly.
It was so warm and soft, and smelled heavenly.
A soft breeze lifted the perspiration from their hair and replaced it with the scent of honeysuckle.
The soft music and light clinking of glass were soothing.
Even his fingertips felt soft and warm as they pushed the straps from her shoulders and fumbled with the buttons on the front of her dress.
He understood the value of a gentle caress and a soft spoken word.
Leaning down, his next kiss was soft and lingering.
His soft chuckle suggested a close relationship.
His gaze warmed and his voice was soft.
His soft chuckle interrupted her.
Its wool was as soft as freshly washed hair and it bleated when she scooped it into her arms.
His soft deep voice, the sultry look on his face – how could she resist?
His chuckle was soft and his dark gaze mocked her as they turned toward the door.
His voice was soft and suggestive.
His warm lips touched her shoulder, planting soft kisses along it and up her neck until her heart was pounding.
"Soft as velvet," he said with a sigh.
He reached out and ran a finger down her cheek in a soft caress that increased her pulse.
He smiled, grabbing her hand, turning it palm up and planting a soft kiss in the middle.
Alex shifted, and then his warm lips touched her neck in soft inquiry.
The kitchen would smell of good food and her soft neck would be as fragrant as spring flowers.
"Supper is ready," she said in a soft southern drawl.
They were in full bloom, their bright yellow blossoms contrasting starkly against the soft green of new grass.
His thumbs caressed her cheeks and his voice was soft.
Princess lifted her head and uttered a soft whinny to her baby.
She didn't jump the minute Destiny made a sound, but she did tend to her needs, speaking in a soft loving voice.
A pang of guilt shot through him as he studied Carmen's soft features in the dim light.
The White God, Darian, strode through his marble halls, the soft footfalls of his leather boots the only sound in the imperial corridor.
Jenn touched Talia's soft skin, smiling.
His sister-in-law's voice was soft.
His voice was soft, and he shook off the darkness before dropping to the ground beside her.
She landed hard on the soft ground.
There was no part of him that was soft, from the chiseled abs and hips to his thick biceps.
At once, the cold and dark was replaced by soft light and heat.
Jenn asked, not expecting to hear the soft voice.
She lowered her weapon, breathing hard from the battle in the soft sand.
A wary, tired edge was in her soft voice.
He tightened his grip until their bodies were pressed together, determined to feel her soft curves.
He gripped her wrist, twisting it to expose the soft flesh of her forearm.
He moved to the bed and lowered her onto her back, pressing her soft shape flat with the full length of his body.
The boy murmured in wonder at the soft cloth.
A soft knock awoke her, and she blinked groggily.
Nothing but the crackle and soft light of the hearth disturbed the room, aside from the cold book in his hands.
He placed his weapons on a pillow and tossed himself into the bed, at once sinking into the soft comfort.
"I have no master," he said in a soft voice.
Her voice, so soft it skimmed his skin, threatened to ensnare him.
Hilden's words were soft, hesitant.
Are you? came a warm voice and soft chuckle.
Dawn drenched the chamber in soft yellow.
Katie had been helping her select clothing and she certainly knew how to make the most of Carmen's soft curves.
"Mommy's little angel," she whispered to Matthew, and kissed his soft dark hair.
A few minutes later the soft refrain of a violin drifted into the kitchen.
The soft puff of breath on her neck indicated he was still asleep.
Slowly he bent his head and touched her lips with his in a soft caress.
On the verandah, soft music was playing and several couples were dancing.
A soft voice answered.
The rocker was comfortable and a soft breeze caressed her into a blissful silence.
A soft light was beginning to flood the bedroom when she finally fell into an exhausted sleep.
His eyes were soft in the candlelight as he surveyed her jumbled mass of curls.
Finally he lowered his head and his lips brushed her neck in a soft caress.
The warmth of his muscular chest under the soft knit of his shirt, and the strength in the arms that gently coaxed her close again, tempted her to acquiesce.
When he finally spoke, his voice was soft and husky.
Her voice was soft as she mused to herself.
A hushed silence fell over the verandah and the strains of an old song filtered soft music through the air.
He spoke with a soft drawl.
There was a soft note in the haughty woman's voice.
What would it be like, if the whole world was so soft?
Xander touched the soft skin of his mother's face.
She had a new cloak, one that appeared as soft as her other one.
Normally, he loved the feel of a woman's soft hands.
The sand was soft between his toes, and he made his way to where the sand was moist but not wet.
He held her by the back of her neck, high enough off the ground that her tiptoes barely touched the sand, and forced her head back, until the soft skin of her neck was exposed.
It was sensual, dark and cool: black walls and obsidian wood flooring covered by jewel-toned rugs, mahogany California King bed with the finest maroon silk sheets and a dark gray comforter so soft, it was like sleeping in a cloud.
For the first time since meeting him, his voice was soft.
Jessi's eyes closed at the sensation of his soft lips, hot mouth and the rough stubble that teased her sensitive skin.
He liked the feel of her soft skin and shapely body in his arms.
He tucked an errant curl behind her ear, enjoying the brush of her soft skin.
He relished the sensations of her hot mouth and soft skin, the scent of her arousal and the way her body molded against his.
The interior of the house was romantically lit by candles, and the soft electronica music and sounds of talk added to the dark, spirited ambiance.
She felt tears rise at his soft words.
Her features were as soft as her skin, her displaced curls everywhere.
The soft click of the door closing announced Jessi and Brandon.
"I'm not yours," Ashley's response was soft.
The intimate connection, combined with her soft skin and nectar, would calm him.
"Ashley," the Black God's voice was tense but soft.
He wanted to hear her whisper his name after they made love and flutter soft kisses with her full lips across his face, the way she had the other night.
His tone was soft but lethal.
The seeds are roasted and eaten by the natives; the timber, which somewhat resembles walnut, is soft, fine-grained, and takes a good polish, but is not durable.
The weakest player in the four is invariably played in the second place (the "soft second").
In districts supplied with soft water, copper should be employed to as large an extent as possible.
Fur soft and silky.
Fur soft and loose.
Both descriptions of rock yielded good material for building; while in the soft meleke tanks, underground chambers, tombs, &c., were easily excavated.
AMADOU, a soft tough substance used as tinder, derived from Polyporus fomentarius, a fungus belonging to the group Basidiomycetes and somewhat resembling a mushroom in manner of growth.
Arboreal species include the well-known opossums (Phalanger); the extraordinary tree-kangaroo of the Queensland tropics; the flying squirrel, which expands a membrane between the legs and arms, and by its aid makes long sailing jumps from tree to tree; and the native bear (Phascolarctos), an animal with no affinities to the bear, and having a long soft fur and no tail.
There are also several extremely valuable soft timbers, the principal being red cedar (Cedrela Toona), silky oak (Grevillea robusta), beech and a variety of teak, with several important species of pine.
The core is served with a thick coating of wet jute, yarn or hemp (h), forming a soft bed for the sheath, and, to secure immunity from the ravages of submarine boring animals, e.g.
This liability is overcome by making such movable parts as require to be magnetic of soft iron, and magnetizing them by the inducing action of a strong permanent magnet.
The needle (in the modern pattern) is of soft iron, and is kept magnetized in ductively by the action of two permanent steel magnets.
there are two soft iron tongues, n, s, fixed upon and at right angles to an axle a, which works on pivots at its ends.
The electromagnet consists of two coils, each wound on a soft iron core fixed to the poles of a strong permanent horse-shoe magnet.
The signal coil is suspended by fibres and is mounted together with a fixed soft iron core on a brass plate affixed to a rack, with which a pinion operated by a milled head screw engages.
Schulze, " On the Structure and Arrangement of the Soft Parts in Euplectella aspergillum" (Amphibrachium), Tr.
By gradually heating amber in an oil-bath it becomes soft and flexible.
Krantzite, a soft amber-like resin, found in the lignites of Saxony.
All yield a soft, easily-worked timber, which, though very perishable when exposed to weather, possesses sufficient durability when kept dry to give the trees a certain economic value.
The cotton-wood timber, though soft and perishable, is of value in its prairie habitats, where it is frequently the only available wood either for carpentry or fuel; it has been planted to a considerable extent in some parts of Europe, but in England a form of this species known as P. monilifera is generally preferred from its larger and more rapid growth.
In these northern habitats it attains a large size; the wood is very soft; the buds yield a gum-like balsam, from which the common name is derived; considered valuable as an.
In some cases the heart-wood, instead of becoming specially hard, remains soft and easily rots, so that the trunk of the tree frequently becomes hollow, as is commonly the case in the willow.
The former often has its cells lignified, and may consist of alternate layers of hard and soft cells.
The drawn or etiolated condition of over-shaded plants is a case in point, though here again the soft, watery plant often really succumbs to other disease agentse.g.
It may be due to insufficient illumination (Etiolation), as seen in geraniums kept in too shaded a situation, and is then accompanied by soft tissues, elongation of internodes, leaves usually reduced in size, &c. The laying of wheat is a particular case.
The discovery of their true nature was made by Dr William Buckland, who observed that certain convoluted bodies occurring in the Lias of Gloucestershire had the form which would have been produced by their passage in the soft state through the intestines of reptiles or fishes.
A characteristic of the class is afforded by the complicated network formed by the leaf -veins, - well seen in a skeleton leaf, from which the soft parts have been removed by maceration.
24), insects with rather soft cuticle, the elytra (often abbreviated) not fitting closely to the sides of the abdomen, the head constricted behind the eyes to form FIG.
Such larvae, and also many with soft cuticle and swollen abdomen - those of the notorious "Colorado beetle," for example - feed openly FIG.
The larvae have soft, fleshy bodies, with the head and prothorax large and broad, and the legs very much reduced.
The larvae have soft, white bodies and, with very few exceptions, no legs.
Over the greater part of the Cambrian country the strata are still nearly as flat as when they were first laid down, and the deposits, even of the Cambrian period, are as soft as those of the Mesozoic and Tertiary formations in England.
In soft material the excavation may be performed by mechanical excavators or " steam navvies," while in hard it may be necessary to resort to blasting.
The Falkland Islands consist entirely, so far as is known, of the older Palaeozoic rocks, Lower Devonian or Upper Silurian, slightly metamorphosed and a good deal crumpled and distorted, in the low grounds clay slate and soft sandstone, and on the ridges hardened sandstone passing into the conspicuous white quartzites.
The Samoan language is soft and liquid in pronunciation, and has been called "the Italian of the Pacific."
The knees are of a soft spongy texture and act as breathing organs, supplying the roots with air,, which they would otherwise be unable to obtain when submerged.
The wood is light, soft, straight-grained and easily worked; it is very durable in contact with the soil, and is used for.
They are brave and not unenergetic, though the soft climate and the abundance of food discourage industry.
They live on small animals or soft vegetable substances, which they root up from the bottom.
Westward to Houston and southward to about 32° 48' on the Alabama boundary and occupying a much larger area than the other Cretaceous formations, is the Selma chalk, called "Rotten Limestone" by Hilgard; it is made up of a material of great uniformity, - a soft chalky rock, white or pale blue, composed chiefly of tenacious clay, and white carbonate of lime in minute crystals.
Their hair is dark, generally soft, never woolly.
Largely present in olive oil and other saponifiable vegetable oils and soft fats; also present in animal fats, especially hog's lard.
Thus its non-liability to freeze (when not absolutely anhydrous, which it practically never is when freely exposed to the air) and its nonvolatility at ordinary temperatures, combined with its power of always keeping fluid and not drying up and hardening, render it valuable as a lubricating agent for clockwork, watches, &c., as a substitute for water in wet gas-meters, and as an ingredient in cataplasms, plasters, modelling clay, pasty colouring matters, dyeing materials, moist colours for artists, and numerous other analogous substances which are required to be kept in a permanently soft condition.
Five well-contrasted types of scenery in Derbyshire are clearly traceable to as many varieties of rock; the bleak dry uplands of the north and east, with deep-cut ravines and swift clear streams, are due to the great mass of Mountain Limestone; round the limestone boundary are the valleys with soft outlines in the Pendleside Shales; these are succeeded by the rugged moorlands, covered with heather and peat, which are due to the Millstone Grit series; eastward lies the Derbyshire Coalfield with its gently moulded grasscovered hills; southward is the more level tract of red Triassic rocks.
A series of black shales with nodular limestones, the Pendleside series, rests upon the Mountain Limestone on the east, south and north-west; much of the upper course of the Derwent has been cut through these soft beds.
the younger branches are often injured by the pearl oyster scale (Aspidiotus ostreaeformis), which may be removed by washing in winter with soft soap and hot water.
In 1899, at Maidstone, special prizes were offered for machines for washing hops with liquid insecticides, cream separators (power and hand), machines for the evaporation of fruit and vegetables, and packages for the carriage of (a) soft fruit, (b) hard fruit.
of the Paris green with 15 gallons of soft water, and add 2 oz.
of arsenate of soda in water and mixing the two well together, and adding the whole to 16 gallons of soft water; to this is added a small quantity of coarse treacle.
For piercing-mouthed pests like Aphides no wash is of use unless it contains a basis of soft soap. This softsoap wash kills by contact, and may be prepared in the following way: - Dissolve 6 to 8 lb of the best soft soap in boiling soft water and while still hot (but of course taken off the fire) add 1 gallon of questions involved, under their own headings.
The wood is inferior to that of Picea excelsa, but, being soft and easily worked, is largely employed in the countries to which it is indigenous for all the purposes of carpentry.
They are soft and lustrous, with a peculiarly smooth feel, and though often confounded with mica-schists may be distinguished by their richness in magnesia; many of them contain tremolite or actinolite; others have residual grains of olivine or augite; and here also every gradation can be found between the unmodified igneous types and the perfectly metamorphic schists.
25) - a vermiform podeiform Larva of larva, with soft, white, feebly-chitinized a Ground-Beetle cuticle and without either head-capsule (A epus marinus).
These differences in larval form depend in part on the surroundings among which the larva finds itself after hatching; the active, armoured grub has to seek food for itself and to fight its own battles, while the soft, defenceless maggot is provided with abundant nourishment.
A trench was dug in the soft upper mud until the stratum of stiff blue clay was reached.
There are two dorsal fins, the anterior near the head, composed of 11-14 feeble spines, the second near the tail with all the rays soft except the first, and behind the second dorsal five or six finlets.
It is one of the most rapid and economical which can be employed in soft formations, but where hard rock is encountered it is almost useless.
In Canada, means of transport similar to those already described are employed, but the reservoirs for storage often consist of excavations in the soft Erie clay of the oil district, the sides of which are supported by planks.
sr), who speaks of two kinds - hard and soft - as used by the Germans.
Almost without exception potash soaps, even if made from the solid fatty acids, are " soft," and soda soaps, although made with fluid olein, are " hard "; but there are considerable variations according to the prevailing fatty acid in the compound.
In such condition ordinary soft soaps and certain kinds of hard soap are brought to the market.
Curd soap and London grey mottled are prepared from kitchen or ship fat, whilst fuller's fat is employed in the manufacture of soft soaps.
Yellow Soap consists of a mixture of any hard fatty soap with a variable proportion - up to 40% or more - of resin soap. That substance by itself has a tenacious gluey consistence, and its intermixture in excess renders the resulting compound soft and greasy.
Soft Soap. - Soft soaps are made with potash lyes, although in practice a small quantity of soda is also used to give the soap some consistence.
The making of soft soap, although thus a much less complex process than hard soap making, is one that demands much skill and experience for its success.
This property is usually obtained by mixing soft and hard soaps, or, more rarely, by adding gum tragacanth to a hard soap. In the textile trades the wool scourer employs a neutral olive-oil soap, or, on account of its cheapness, a neutral curd or curd mottled brand; the cotton cleanser, on the other hand, uses an alkaline soap, but for cleaning printed cottons a neutral olive-oil curd soap is used, for, in this case, free alkali and resin are objectionable; olive-oil soap, free from caustic alkali, but often with sodium carbonate, is also used in cleansing silk fibres, although hard soaps free from resin are frequently employed for their cheapness.
on soft soap, the revenue yielded was a little over £400,000; in 1815 it was almost 750,000; in 1835, when the duty was levied at 12d.
Soft or green soap (potassium oleate), made by acting on olive oil with caustic potash, is also used; its preparation (Linamentum saponis) is known as opodeldoc. Curd soap is also used, and is chiefly a stearate of sodium.
Soft soap is used by dermatologists in the treatment of chronic eczema, and opodeldoc is a domestic remedy for stiffness and sprains.
They first invented and named the alembic for the purposes of distillation, analyzed the substances of the three kingdoms of nature, tried the distinction and affinities of alkalis and acids, and converted the poisonous minerals into soft and salutary remedies.
They are soft (H= 21-) and sectile to a high degree, being readily cut with a knife like horn.
Then it breaks gently forth in a noble, swinging rhythm and massively soft brazen tones, as Wotan awakes on a mountain height and gazes upon Walhalla, his newly finished palace which he has bid the giants build, so that from it he may rule the world (Melody, Ex.
But the lakes show a wonderful variety of character, from open expanse and steep rock-bound shores to picturesque island-groups and soft wooded banks; while the mountains have always a remarkable dignity, less from the profile of their summits than from the bold sweeping lines of their flanks, unbroken by vegetation, and often culminating.
"Ultramarine poor in silica" is obtained by fusing a mixture of soft clay, sodium sulphate, charcoal, soda and sulphur.
The eyes are large and soft, and a golden fawn is the colour most prized.
coat is soft, whilst white and spotted colorations are preferred.
A term applied to soft coat.
The granular tufa is useless for either purpose, containing too much earth to be employed in making mortar, and being far too soft to be used as stone for building.
There is an endless amount of stone, very little of which is hard enough to be good for building material, the greatest part being a soft coralline limestone.
The best buildings in Havana are constructed of a very rich white limestone, soft and readily worked when fresh, but hardening and slightly darkening with age.
The material used is a soft, porous magnesian limestone, which is well adapted to the purpose in view.
When freshly exposed the rock is soft, but by the action of rain and sea it becomes covered with a hard crust.
incisions to receive the milk, each cup being attached by sticking a piece of soft clay to the tree and pressing the cup against it.
The watery portion of the latex soaks into the trunk, and the soft spongy rubber which remains is kneaded and pressed into lumps or balls.
The caoutchouc is collected in the following manner: about eight oblique cuts are made all round the trunk, but only through the bark, and a tin cup is fastened at the bottom of each incision by means of a piece of soft clay.
Rubber is chiefly composed of the soft, solid, elastic substance known as caoutchouc. It is usually assumed that this substance is present as such in the latex.
Caoutchouc is a soft elastic resilient solid.
Belting intended for driving machinery is built up of canvas which has been thoroughly frictioned with the soft mixed rubber, and is cured by placing it in a kind of press kept by means of steam at a dry heat of about 140° C. Packing for the stuffing boxes of steam engines is similarly prepared from strips of rubber and friotioned canvas, as also are the so-called insertion sheets, in which layers of rubber alternate with canvas or even wire gauze.
The articles are first fashioned by joining the soft material; they are then varnished, and afterwards cured in ovens heated to about 135° C. The fine vulcanized " spread sheets " are made by spreading layers of indiarubber solution, already charged with the requisite proportion of sulphur, on a textile base previously prepared with a mixture of paste, glue and treacle.
The soft body of the Brachiopod is in all cases protected by a shell composed of two distinct valves; these valves are always, except in cases of malformation, equal-sided, but not equivalved.
If the iron is soft and fairly pure, it loses its attractive property when removed from the neighbourhood of the magnet; if it is hard, some of the induced magnetism is permanently retained, and the piece becomes an artificial magnet.
A bar of soft iron introduced into the coil is at once magnetized, the magnetism, however, disappearing almost completely as soon as the current ceases to flow.
If a wire of soft iron is substituted for the suspended magnetic needle, either pole of the bar-magnet will attract either end of the wire indifferently.
10, shows the result of a typical experiment made upon a piece of soft iron (Ewing, Phil.
The value of the constant / 7 ranges in different metals from about o ooI to 0.04; in soft iron and steel it is said to be generally not far from 0.002.
Fleming rightly regards it as not a little curious that for materials differing so much as this cast cobalt and soft annealed iron the hysteretic exponent should in both cases be so near to 1.6.
This value of B corresponds to I =1640, the saturation point for soft iron.
Very soft iron wire.
The permeability of a soft iron wire, which was tapped while subjected to a very small magnetizing force, rose to the enormous value of about 80,000 (Magnetic Induction, § 85).
Ewing (Magnetic Induction, § 194) has devised an arrangement in which two similar test bars are placed side by side; each bar is surrounded by a magnetizing coil, the two coils being connected to give opposite directions of magnetization, and each pair of ends is connected by a short massive block of soft iron having holes bored through it to fit the bars, which are clamped in position by set-screws.
The standard rod and the test specimen, which must be of the same dimensions, are placed side by side within two magnetizing coils, and each pair of adjacent ends is joined by a short rectangular block or " yoke " of soft iron.
23) were furnished with a pair of truncated cones b b, of soft iron forming an extension of the conical ends of the bobbin c. The most suitable form for the pole faces is investigated in the paper, and the conclusion arrived at is that to produce the greatest concentration of force upon the central neck, the cones FIG.
The latter gives values of the constants a and b for different samples of iron and steel, some of which are shown in the following table :- K=a+bH For most samples of steel the straight-line law was found to hold approximately up to H=3; in the case of iron and of soft steel the approximation was less close.
On the application of a small magnetizing force to a bar of soft annealed iron, a certain intensity of magnetization is instantly produced; this, however, does not remain constant, but slowly increases for some seconds or even minutes, and may ultimately attain a value nearly twice as great as that observed immediately after the force was applied.'
Later researches have however thrown much new light upon a class of phenomena which cannot fail to have an important bearing upon the complete theory of 1 The same phenomenon is exhibited in a less marked degree when soft iron is magnetized in stronger fields (Ewing, Phil.
According to Joule's observations, the length of a bar of iron or soft steel was increased by magnetization, the elongation being proportional up to a certain point to the square of the intensity of magnetization; but when the " saturation point " was approached the elongation was less than this law would require, and a stage was finally reached at which further increase of the magnetizing force produced little or no effect upon the length.
The truth appears to be that a hardened steel rod generally behaves like one of iron or soft steel in first undergoing extension under increasing magnetizing force, and recovering its original length when the force has reached a certain critical value, beyond which there is contraction.
A thoroughly well annealed ring of soft iron indeed showed no extension at all, beginning to contract, like nickel, under the smallest magnetizing forces.
For soft iron, tungsten-steel and nickel little difference appeared to result from lowering the temperature down to - 186° C. (the temperature of liquid air); at sufficiently high temperatures, 600 to 1000° or more, it was remarked that the changes of length in iron, steel and cobalt tended in every case to become proportional to the magnetic force, the curves being nearly straight lines entirely above the axis.
Various nickel-steels all expanded under magnetization, the increase being generally considerable and proportional to the field; in the case of an alloy containing 29% of nickel the change was nearly 40 times greater than in soft iron.
The Villari critical point for aegiven sample of iron is reached with a smaller magnetizing force when the stretching load is great than when it is small; the reversal also occurs with smaller loads and with weaker fields when the iron is soft than when it is hard.
8 The hysteresis of the soft annealed iron turned out to be sensibly the same for equal values of the induction at - 186° as at 15°, the loss in ergs per c. cm.
magnetizable it is a hard steel, having a specific electrical resistance of o 000052; when non-magnetizable it is an extremely soft, mild steel, and its specific resistance is 0 000072.
The permeability of the alloys containing from 1 to 4.7% of nickel, though less than that of good soft iron for magnetizing forces up to about 20 or 30, was greater for higher forces, the induction reached in a field of 240 being nearly 21,700.
Soc., 1900, 67, 208) found that the resistance of a soft iron wire was increased by about 2/700 in a field of 320 C.G.S.
With small magnetizing forces the hysteresis was indeed somewhat larger than that obtained in an alternating field, probably on account of the molecular changes being forced to take place in one direction only; but at an induction of about 16,00o units in soft iron and 15,000 in hard steel the hysteresis reached a maximum and afterwards rapidly diminished.
The elongated axis which opens at the stigma in Scorpio and which can be cleared of soft, surrounding tissues and co agulated blood so as to present the appearance of a limb axis carrying the book-like leaves of the lung is not really, as it would seem to be at first sight, the limb axis.
That is neces sarily a blood-holding structure and is obliterated and fused with soft tissues of the sternal region so that the lamellae cannot be detached and presented as standing out from it.
The maceration of the soft parts of a scorpion preserved in weak spirit and the cleaning of the chitinized in-grown 1nus cuticle give rise to the false appearance of a limb axis carrying the lamellae.
The soft integument and limbs of the mesosoma have been removed as well as all the viscera and muscles, so that the inner surface of the terga of these somites with their entopophyses are seen.
The ommatidium (soft structure beneath the lens-unit of a compound eye) is very simple in both Scorpio and Limulus.
The mass of soft cell-structures beneath a large lens of a central eye is called an " ommatoeum."
Accordingly the diplostichous ommatoeum or soft tissue of the Arachnid's central eye should strictly be called " triplostichous," since the deep layer is itself doubled or folded.
By the crushing action of their pincers, and an alternate backward and forward movement, they bring the soft blood-holding tissues of the victim close to the minute pin-hole aperture which is the scorpion's mouth.
In front of it the narrow waist is formed by the soft sternal area of the praegenital somite; 2, the sternite of the 2 second opisthosomatic somite covering the posterior pair of lung-sacs; and 4, the spinning appendages (limbs) of the opisthosoma; a, inner, b, outer ramus of the appendage; I I, sternite of the eleventh --
- Integument soft, strengthened by special sclerites, those on the ventral surface of the prosoma apparently representing the basal segments of the legs embedded in the skin.
They wore coats confined by belts, trousers tucked into soft boots, and hoods or tall pointed caps.
long, and the tail half as much; the fur is long and soft, light grizzled grey in colour, and banded with black on the lower part of the back.
The metal is pretty soft and easily flattened out under the hammer, but almost devoid of tenacity.
Women at times wore the calceus, but are generally represented in art with soft shoes or sandals.
The old " peso " is no longer used except in accounts, and is reckoned at 4 bolivares, being sometimes described as a " soft " dollar.
The manakins are peculiar to the Neotropical Region and have many of the habits of the titmouse family (Paridae), living in deep forests, associating in small bands, and keeping continually in motion, but feeding almost wholly on the large soft berries of the different kinds of Melastoma.
The cell body, or cytoplasm, is apparently composed of a fine reticulum or network, containing within the meshes a soft viscid, transparent substance, the cell-sap, or hyaloplasm, which is probably a nutrient material to the living cell.
By mucoid is understood a soft gelatinous substance containing mucin, or pseudomucin, which is normally secreted by the epithelial cells of both the mucous membranes and glands.
drill-bones) may develop in a soft tissue with no natural bone-forming tendencies, as a result of interrupted pressure, or a fatty tumour may arise in the midst of the natural subcutaneous fat in the same circumstances.
So long as the epidermis of animals remains sound, disease germs may come in contact with it almost with impunity, but immediately on its being fissured, or a larger wound made through it, the underlying parts, the blood and soft tissues, are attacked by them.
A quartz vein or bed of hard rock may show itself as a sharp ridge or as a well-defined bench; a stratum of soft rock or the line of a great fissure, or the weakening of the strata by an anticlinal fold, may produce a ravine or a deep valley.
With soft material, pillars must be large, even at moderate depths below the surface, and it involves less labour to leave long rectangular pillars than to form numerous Pillar- square ones.
The ore is mined in the ordinary way, by pick and shovel if soft, or by the aid of powder if necessary, and the funnel-shaped bottom of the pit is maintained at such an angle that little or no shovelling is required to bring the excavated material to the shaft.
In the Mont Cenis tunnel a bed of soft granite was encountered that continued to swell with almost irresistible force for some months.
In very deep mines this flowing of soft rock will doubtless add greatly to the difficulty of maintaining openings.
Successive flexures or ridges are ranged in more or less parallel lines, and from between the bands of hard, unyielding rock of older formation the soft beds of recent shale have been washed out, to he carried through the enclosing ridges by rifts which break across their axes.
They are merely craters raised above the level of the surrounding country by the gradual accretion of the soft oily mud, which overflows at frequent intervals whenever a discharge of gas occurs.
The blower then heats the end of the cylinder again and rapidly spins the pipe about its axis; the centrifugal effect is sufficient to spread the soft glass at the end to a radius equal to that of the rest of the cylinder.
This smooth surface is then brilliantly polished by the aid of friction with a rubbing tool covered with a soft substance like leather or felt and fed with a polishing material, such as rouge.
The sheet thus rolled is roughly trimmed while hot and soft, so as to remove those portions of glass which have been spoilt by immediate contact with the ladle, and the sheet, still soft, is pushed into the open mouth of an annealing tunnel or " lear," down which it is carried by a system of moving grids.
The pattern is impressed Upon the soft sheet by a printing roller which is brought down upon the glass as it leaves the main rolls.
According to Maxwell (Theory of Heat) " When a continuous alteration of form is produced only by a stress exceeding a certain value, the substance is called a solid, however soft and plastic it may be.
Maxwell illustrates the difference between a soft solid and a hard liquid by a jelly and a block of pitch; also by the experiment of supporting a candle and a stick of sealingwax; after a considerable time the sealing-wax will be found bent and so is a fluid, but the candle remains straight as a solid.
It is covered with a dense soft fur 4 in.
His conditions were agreed to, but after he had fulfilled his promise the inhabitants, on the ground that he was a sorcerer, declined to fulfil their part of the bargain, whereupon on the 26th of June he reappeared in the streets of the town, and putting his pipe to his lips began a soft and curious strain.
The whole of the green parts of the plant are covered with long soft hairs which exude a viscid juice, giving the surface a moist glutinous feeling.
The firing must be repeated at intervals as the leaves become soft again.
The contents of the barn are therefore left till moist weather occurs, and then by the admission of atmospheric air the leaf blades absorb moisture and become soft and pliant.
The primary object is to render the leaves soft and pliant; the use of the sauces is to improve the flavour and burning qualities of the leaves used.
It is fairly soft, and clogs the file.
The shares, when made of the same material, required constant sharpening; this necessity was removed by the device, patented by Robert Ransome in 1803, of chilling and so hardening the under-surface of the share; the upper surface, which is soft, then wears away more quickly than the chilled part, whereby a sharp edge is always assured.
At night it crawls about in search of food, which consists to a small extent of dead animal or vegetable matter, but principally, as gardeners are aware, of the petals and other parts of flowers of growing shoots and soft ripe fruit.
It dissolves readily in ether, and has a soft resinous consistence.
It has small leaves and fibrous bark, the wood is light, soft and easily-worked, and very durable in contact with the soil, and is much used for boat-building and for making fences and coopers' staves.
Ottawa has an important trade in grain and live-stock; soft coal and natural gas are found in the vicinity; the manufactures include flour, windmills, wire-fences, furniture, bricks, brooms and foundry products.
- Zooecia with soft uncalci fled' walls, the external part of the introvert being closed during retraction by a membranous collar.
and lateral sides, of a calcareous lamina covered externally by a soft membrane.
The fur is short, dense and rather soft to the touch, and composed of an extremely fine and close under-fur, and of longer hairs which project beyond this, each of which is very slender at the base, and expanded, flattened and glossy towards the free end.
As one of the Seven Churches of Asia, it was addressed by the author of the Apocalypse in terms which seem to imply that its population was notoriously soft and fainthearted.
The vaults are gracefully painted with floreated bands along the ribs and central patterns in each "cell," in rich soft colours on a white plastered ground.
Its situation in the broad and fertile valley of the Main, the northern horizon formed by the soft outlines of the Taunus range, is one of great natural beauty, the surrounding country being richly clad with orchard and forest.
The scenery among the mountains is generally soft.
but highly artistic device is that of gradually rounding off the surfaces where necessary, in order to obtain in printing a soft and graduated mass of color which does not terminate too abruptly.
The latter once exhibited inTkyO a silver game-cock with soft plumage and surface modelling of the most delicate character.
The soft silk known as habutaye is a favorite ground for such work, but silk crape also is largely employed.
The veining of a cherry petal, for example, the tessellation of a carps scales, the serration of a leafs edgeall these lines remain intact, spared by the cutters tool, while the leaf itself, or the petal, or the scales of the fish, have the threads forming them cut so as to show the velvet nap and to appear in soft, low relief.
The rich-toned, soft plumage of birds or the magnificent blending of colors in a bunch of peonies or chrysanthemums cannot be obtained with absolute fidelity on the ribbed surface of velvet.
The faience is thick and clumsy, having soft, brittle and very light pale.
But the character of the old red differs essentially from that of the modern manufacture the former being a soft, subdued color, more like a bloom than an enamel; the latter a glossy and comparatively crude pigment.
In short, the artistic output of Chinese kilns in their palmiest days was, not faience or pottery,, but porcelain, whether of soft or hard paste.
The Imari ware, even though its thick biscuit and generally ungraceful shapes be omitted from the account, shows no enamels that can rival the exquisitely soft, broken tints of the famille rose; and the Kakiemon porcelain, for all its rich though chaste contrasts, lacks the delicate transmitted tints of the shell-like kwan-yao.
So, too, the blue-and-white porcelain of Hirado, though assisted by exceptional tenderness of sous-pdte color, by milk-white glaze, by great beauty of decorative design, and often by an admirable use of the modelling or graving tool, represents a ceramic achievement palpably below the soft paste kai-pien-yao of King-te-chen.
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