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  • Obanak touched the thin red cloth strip on his forehead.


  • Lady Hester had now replaced her gorgeous Tunisian dress by a travelling Mameluke's costume, consisting of a satin vest, a red cloth jacket shaped like a spencer, and trimmed with gold lace, and loose, full trousers of the same cloth.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • At the same time another guard redraped the red cloth back over the altar top, concealing the golden trapezoid—although he seemed to do it merely to restore the order of the altar, not out of any sense that a great secret had been unveiled.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • A strip of red cloth was tied around Mendan's temples and marked with the ancient symbol of Aes Sedai.

    The Path of Daggers

  •   The cloth was of good enough quality, and since the usual Arab outfit needs twice as much material as a European one, we had plenty of red cloth for our Warrior’s uniforms.

    Lord Conrads Crusade

  • On that day his Excellency bestowed on Prince de Benevento, in the name of his sovereign, the Grand Order of the Sun, a magnificent decoration consisting of a diamond sun attached to a cordon of red cloth covered with pearls.

    Recollections of the private life of Napoleon

  • (By permission of Messrs Macmillan & Co.) for example, the use of red flannel by old-fashioned folk with which to tie up sore throats -- red having once been supposed to be a colour very angatonistic to evil spirits; so much so that at one time red cloth hung in the patient's room was much employed as a cure for smallpox!

    Bygone Beliefs

  • I have already told how the Josses were wrapped in red scarves, and bits of red cloth were tied on the rudder, cable, mast, and other principal parts of the vessel, as safeguards against danger.

    Under the Dragon Flag

  • She could see quite well the pegs in the old painted linen-press on which she hung her hat and gown; she could see the head of every pin on her red cloth pin-cushion; she could see a reflection of herself in the old - fashioned looking-glass, quite as distinct as was needful, considering that she had only to brush her hair and put on her night-cap.

    Adam Bede


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