Plaiting: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 30 pages
Use in Literature PlaitingVineyards with purpling clusters and happy folk gathering these in plaited baskets on sunny afternoons.ndash;James Lane Allen in The Bride of the Mistletoe.Manon wore a petticoat with heavy plaits of a coarse woollen stuff; the bodice was square before and square behind, and all her clothes seemed to hang together.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Brotherhood of Consolation.I have been trying plaiting the leaves of the flax plant, which grows luxuriantly here, and making a mat of them.ndash;K.M. Barrow in Three Years in Tristan da Cunha.I sewed the plaits together with strips from the leaf. I am going to use the mat in church for the boards are very hard to kneel upon.ndash;K.M. Barrow in Three Years in Tristan da Cunha.And, when he retired, she presented him with the fruits of a fortnight's work, a glorious wrapper made of fleecy cotton inclosed in a plaited web of flexible and silky grasses.ndash;Charles Reade and Dion Boucicault in Foul Play.She plaited on, but not so merrily.ndash;Charles Reade and Dion Boucicault in Foul Play.On her right hand marched Tatho gorgeously apparelled, and with a beard curled and plaited into a thousand ringlets.ndash;Edgar Rice Burroughs in The Lost Continent.They sat about the house most of the day as if it were Sunday; greasing their boots, mending their suspenders, plaiting whiplashes.ndash;Willa Cather in My Antonia.I had observed her at times from a distance, as she sat within call under the shade of some fruit trees, brushing and plaiting her long raven locks.ndash;Joseph Conrad in 'Twixt Land and Sea Tales.The propeller thumped, the three Chinamen forward had given up squabbling very suddenly, and the one who had been plaiting his tail clasped his legs and stared dejectedly over his knees.ndash;Joseph Conrad in Typhoon.

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