Embroiling: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 27 pages
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Familiar Quotations EmbroideringThe speech of man is like embroidered tapestries, since like them this too has to be extended in order to display its patterns, but when it is rolled up it conceals and distorts them.ndash;ThemistoclesLove is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.ndash;VoltaireEmbroidering ndash; EmbellishEach of the arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them.ndash;Eliza FarnhamUndermining experience, embellishing experience, rearranging and enlarging experience into a species of mythology.ndash;Philip Roth Use in Literature EmbroideringA week spent in untiring industry, produced two elegantly wrought capes, equal to the finest French embroidery.ndash;T.S. Arthur in The Lights and Shadows of Real Life.I always have my music, embroidery, or reading to attend to.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Woman's Trials.Embroidered hats with enormous and concave brims bobbed up and down everywhere.ndash;Mariano Azuela in The Underdogs [Mexican Revolt].As an example of the effect of the wages of lace embroidery, etc.ndash;Charles Babbage in On the Economy Of Machinery And Manufactures.During the rest of this month as I came from the meadows through the gardens I often saw her face at the window, and when I reached the salon she was ready at her embroidery frame.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Lily of the Valley (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).If ever I marry, I only hope that twelve years after, my wife's embroidered baskets may still be for me.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Muse of the Department.Modeste coldly took up her embroidery.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Modeste Mignon (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).

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