Phrases with "cloak"

Robert Louis Stevenson I took my cloak to her and sought to hap her in the same; she bade me, rather impatiently, to keep it. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

If it rained, they donned sacks, split up one side to form a hood and cloak combined. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Miles Franklin She was enveloped in a cloak of gold tissue and chiffon and lace. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was just grinding, narrow miserliness, a cloak for all sorts of meanness, an excuse for trying to hoard your money. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Ivan Turgenev A gardener was in a leisurely way scraping the path with a spade, and a decrepit old woman in a black woollen cloak was hobbling across the garden walk. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

Peter had a sense of a great cloud of darkness encumbering him, a cloak at once black and stifling. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Nikolai Gogol Akakiy Akakievitch did not care to argue this point with Petrovitch. He paid him, thanked him, and set out at once in his new cloak for the department. The Cloak by Nikolai Gogol

The stucco of Mr. Nash was rapidly covering with its pallid cloak the red and brown and grey of the earlier houses. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Jane Austen Wrapt up in a cloak of politeness, she seemed determined to hazard nothing. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Andrew Lang Just as Paul came along a cloud containing fire instead of rain burst overhead, and all the little griffins would certainly have been killed had not Paul spread his cloak over the nest and saved them. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells You know we have a sort of filtering halo about the earth, a sort of cloak of electrons, which keeps off any excess of these radiations. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Andrew Lang On reaching the river he went to take a drink like his sister, but at that moment Ring and Snati sprang upon him, took the cloak from him, and threw him into the river. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I breathed deeply and thrust my arm still further, the long cloak hanging from it dark and impenetrable to the floor below. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

From this man she also bought a warm mantle for the lady, who, besides her torrent bath, was dressed in a light evening robe, so that but for the horseman’s cloak of Kate she would have perished. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

Virginia Woolf Her cloak opened and showed the gleam of a silver dress beneath. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

A. E. W. Mason I caught the cloak and turned to thank her. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

Henry Handel Richardson Just as she had succeeded in getting it over her shoulders, Maurice took her by the arms and bent her backwards, so that the cloak fell to the floor. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Miles Franklin He carried a shining topper and snowy gloves, and was in a cloak sort of coat with wings—too swell for words. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

The better to cloak his transgression, He redoubled his pretensions to the semblance of virtue, and never appeared more devoted to Heaven as since He had broken through his engagements. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

H. Rider Haggard We gaze upon an ice-bound river, and there is nothing to tell us that beneath that white cloak its current rushes to the ocean. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Charles Dudley Warner Dost thou desire fortune?’ “The student held up his tattered cloak in reply. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

While she was taking off her light cloak and hat, the lifting of her arms stretched her bodice and showed small round breasts: already my blood was lava and my mouth parched with desire. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Mark Twain This hood is of thick blue cloth, attached to a cloak of the same stuff, and is a marvel of ugliness. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Marjorie Bowen Around the folds of Mastino’s cloak lay the leaves of some dead roses that had fluttered at his movement, from forgotten wreaths, hanging brown against the wall. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Underneath the little cloak he wore, the unnatural protuberance which was the stamp of his deformity showed itself plainly, defying all and any attempt at concealment. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

R. D. Blackmore A prophet’s proper mantle is the long cloak of Harpocrates, and his best vaticinations are inspired more than uttered. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

The great white cuirassier’s cloak was torn, burnt full of holes. The Warrior’s Soul by Joseph Conrad [1916]

Arnold Bennett The owner of the vermilion cloak lifted her eyebrows to Chirac in fatigued disgust, but she said nothing. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Andrew Lang As soon as he was sound asleep she unfastened the cloak from his shoulders, threw it on her own, left the granite and stones, and wished herself home again. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith Shines his gold-laurel sun, or cloak connivent rains. Odes in Contribution to the Song of French History by George Meredith [1898]

Sir Walter Scott They had been shut up together for about two hours, when Miss Wardour interrupted them with her cloak on as if prepared for a journey. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Not that there was much to see, except a glimpse of the red cloak in this odd spot or in that. Ketira the Gypsy by Ellen Wood [1876]

Edgar Allan Poe In each the cloak and sword fall upon the floor. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Pulling her red cloak about her shoulders, she went swiftly through the gate, and disappeared within the opposite coppice. Ketira the Gypsy by Ellen Wood [1876]

Anthony Trollope But she did not regard that, though she pressed her cloak closely round her limbs. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

She was wearing an amber-coloured hat with a feather in it and a deep dark-red cloak with a high collar; he could see, from where he was, that the cloak was faded and old. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

No cloak of complete invisibility has yet been found, even by the cleverest criminals. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

William Hope Hodgson And I let the cloak bide there, and drew it forward to be around her, also. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Leon Trotsky Of course, I never had an occasion to express my sympathy with the Poland of Pilsudski; that is, a Poland of oppression and repression under a cloak of patriotic phraseology and heroic braggadocio. My Life by Leon Trotsky

A long black cloak shrouded it from neck to heel. The Fourth Estate by Ambrose Bierce

Edith Wharton All her gestures were calm and noble, but as she raised her hand to unclasp the cloak her husband uttered a sudden exclamation. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Sir Walter Scott The Jew’s dress, which appeared to have suffered considerably from the storm, was a plain russet cloak of many folds, covering a dark purple tunic. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Arthur Conan Doyle Beneath my cloak I had a field-glass and a pocket pistol, as well as my sword. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Isabella Bird My bonnet and cloak were subjected to a like scrutiny, and the pattern of the dress was taken, after which I was allowed to resume my seat. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Jones, bring Miss Lake’s cloak and bonnet here. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Radclyffe Hall She had tried to cloak her real purpose, and her mother had seen through her with humiliating ease. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

The giant spread a fur-lined cloak over her ladyship’s shoulders, a cloak of paduasoy which enveloped the tall form from the throat to the feet. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Thomas Hardy Suddenly she flung a cloak about her and went out on the terrace. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Rudyard Kipling She preferred some semblance of intrigue to cloak even her most commonplace actions. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Ann Radcliffe Having ordered them to watch by turns at the gate, he wrapt his cloak round him, and resigned himself to repose. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Robert Louis Stevenson As the building shadows fall  As the rays diminish, Under evening’s cloak they all  Roll away and vanish. A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson To the proof: instead of attempting to cloak my inconsistency, I have, by way of preparing you, thrown it into strong relief. The Treasure of Franchard by Robert Louis Stevenson

D. H. Lawrence He had his cloak over his nose and his hat over his eyes. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

He also wore a cloak of very fine purple cloth, lined with crimson velvet, crimson stockings, and an immense amethyst ring. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

H. G. Wells He was muffled in a cloak of black velvet. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

She wore a gown of some soft white stuff, and had thrown over it a cloak of russet furs. Basilissa by John Buchan [1914]

Virginia Woolf Every hat that passed, she would examine; and the cloak and the dress and the way the woman held herself. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Edith Wharton A moment later he was in the hall, putting Madame Olenska’s cloak about her shoulders. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Thomas Hardy She lay down here, and Charley covered her with a cloak he found in the hall. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Robert Louis Stevenson And last, O Lord, I pray For hearts resigned and bold To trudge the dusty way — Hearts stored with song and joke And warmer than a cloak Against the cold. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

I lowered the tsinofka,16 I rolled myself up in my cloak and I went to sleep, rocked by the whistle of the storm and the lurching of the sledge. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Taken aback, for I had not expected this, I sank out of sight, cloak and all, asking myself what I should do. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

From his shoulders hung a cloak of wolf’s skin with the hair inside, the outside tanned and diapered with purple silk. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

How cold the house was! He shivered, drawing his cloak tighter about him. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

His cloak was woven of the skins of black cobras stitched together with gold wire, its lining of black silk sprinkled with dust of gold. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Wilkie Collins She drew her cloak round her with a shudder, as if she felt the chill of the night air. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

James Joyce They looked at him and saw their master’s face and cloak and knew that he had received his death-wound. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Sir Walter Scott Now, my lord, throw your cloak about you, to hide your present exterior. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

The clear flame shooting up revealed him in the black cloak with a hood of a Mediterranean sailor. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Sir Walter Scott As she hesitated to pass on, the gallant, throwing his cloak from his shoulders, laid it on the miry spot, so as to ensure her stepping over it dry-shod. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Bella found her cousin sitting in an arm-chair, with the cloak still over her shoulders, and a face of ashy whiteness, the reaction of her excitement. The Box with the Iron Clamps by Florence Marrya

Isabella Bird These children are early taught to look upon virtue only as a cloak to be worn by the rich. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Virginia Woolf Now she was accepting her cloak with a violet slash in it; now her furs. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

George Gissing On the doorstep stood a man with white hair, wearing an unusual kind of cloak and a strange hat. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

H. G. Wells What are we either of us but children groping under the black cloak of our Maker?—who will not blind us with his light. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Anthony Trollope It was very cold, and she drew her cloak closer about her as she stepped out into the archway. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Radclyffe Hall Now they covered it up with a cloak of good manners, but these two were still enemies at heart, and they knew it. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Anne shivered and drew her cloak round her shoulders. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Abraham Merri He tore himself loose, hurled the cloak from him, leaped toward Sharane. Quicker than he, the lithe bodies of the maids screened her from his rush. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Blake’s originality of manner was not, as has sometimes been the case, a cloak for platitude. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Thomas Hardy Presently she returned with her bonnet and cloak on, saying, ‘I am so sorry, but you must help me to get it. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Arthur Conan Doyle The great black cloak which poor Enoch had taken out with him was still hanging from his shoulders. The Club-Footed Grocer by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Thomas Hardy It ran off the porch and dripped on the creepers, and from the creepers upon the edge of Grace’s cloak and skirts. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Ivan Turgenev Some tall negro in a cloak did actually call on us in my absence. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

H. G. Wells Each covers his miserable secret under the cloak of a wholesome manly indifference. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Charles Dickens He drew no water but by stealth and under the cloak of night. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Henry Handel Richardson Mahony knew the air — had many a time seen it donned to cloak perplexity — and covert doubts of Rogers’ ability began to assail him. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

William Hope Hodgson And she to take no heed at all; but to button the cloak and be very sedate. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Now, in the opinion of d’Artagnan, it was certainly the man in the black cloak who had carried off Mme. Bonacieux the second time, as he had carried her off the first. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Rafael Sabatini Sakr-el-Bahr lay prone upon a cloak of woven camel-hair amid luxuriating fern and samphire, on the very edge of the shelf of cliff to which he had climbed. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Rudyard Kipling The man slid his sheepskin cloak to his waist, and without a word pointed to his side, which was all seamed and blotched with scars. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Walter Scott She has cost me many a hard ride, and must not now take offence at the threadbare cloak and soiled doublet that I am arrayed in. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Wilkie Collins In spite of the weather, Jessie put on my Mackintosh cloak and rode off over the hills to one of Owen’s outlying farms. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

T. E. Lawrence My left hand threw the cloak aside and explored for the wound — to feel only a very hot little splinter of metal, too light to do real harm after driving through the massed folds of my cloak. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

I could find in my heart to wish I had a cloak to wrap her in. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

William Makepeace Thackeray The generality of the women here seem also much better clothed than in Kerry; and I saw many a one going barefoot, whose gown was nevertheless a good one, and whose cloak was of fine cloth. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

D.H. Lawrence I remember the little brooding Christ of the Isar, in his little cloak of red flannel and his crown of gilded thorns, and he remains real and dear to me, among all this violence of representation. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Charles Dickens Dean was killed in this fight; but Monk, who commanded in the same ship with him, threw his cloak over his body, that the sailors might not know of his death, and be disheartened. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Thomas Hardy He carefully wrapped round her a cloak he had brought with him: it was hooded, and of a length which covered her to the heels. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

She wore a red satin smock, and, over this, a cloak of green silk out of which long fringes of gold swung and sparkled, and she had light sandals of white bronze on her thin, shapely feet. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Wilkie Collins Here is a good warm cloak —’ ‘I can’t come,’ said the priest. The Cauldron of Oil by Wilkie Collins [1861]

I threw a cloak upon my shoulders, put on a Spanish hat, and left my apartment, listening to the echoes of my measured steps retreating through the deserted passages. The Miraculous Revenge by George Bernard Shaw

Elizabeth Gaskell You see, I take Harry’s having given you that cloak as a kind of character,’ added he, smiling kindly. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Geirrid cast of her the cloak and went up to Katla, and took the seal-skin bag which she had in her hand, and drew it over the head of Katla. 1 Then Geirrid bade them break up the seat. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Edgar Allan Poe He was attired, as I had expected, in a costume altogether similar to my own; wearing a Spanish cloak of blue velvet, begirt about the waist with a crimson belt sustaining a rapier. William Wilson by Edgar Allan Poe

Virginia Woolf Yes,” she said, gathering her cloak in her arms, “I will go myself, and I will say ‘I’ve had enough of your excuses, Mr Toye. No, Mr Toye, you have deceived me once too often. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

William Hope Hodgson And it soon to be grown cold, so that we both to need the cloak over us in our slumbers; but in the journey-hours to need naught; for the upward-going did surely heat us very well. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Henry James Before I ventured to ask him anything more, he slowly rose and pulled his old cloak around him. The Ghostly Rental by Henry James [1876]

Edith Wharton The man threw off his cloak and hat, dropped into a chair beside the desk, and hid his face in his hands. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

The queen will have the cherry-colored cloak like yours come here — the one who was in the antechamber just now. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

The edge of the heavy cloak drawn over her head concealed her face from me, and, with her face, her ignorance, her great doubts, her great fears. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Anthony Trollope She is quite undressed, too, as I was obliged to leave the cloak in which I had covered her, in the dying grasp of a trooper whom I killed. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

William Hope Hodgson Yet she made not to go from me, but only to gather the cloak about her; so that we did both be in the cloak. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Nikolai Gogol Agafya Fedosyevna wore a cap on her head, and a coffee-coloured cloak with yellow flowers and had three warts on her nose. How the Two Ivans Quarrelled by Nikolai Gogol

Edgar Allan Poe His mask and cloak lay, where he had thrown them, upon the floor. William Wilson by Edgar Allan Poe

A woman in a coarse brown cloak with a showy cotton handkerchief tied on her head was waiting for it. A Life of Trouble by Ellen Wood [1870]

Every one drew back, and the man in the red cloak remained standing alone in the middle of the room. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Gaston Leroux For they could distinguish the shade sufficiently to see that it wore a cloak which shrouded it from head to foot. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

The man in the short cloak nodded and drew back, and was concealed by the angle of the rock. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

The Hungarian cloak suited her so extremely well that artistic considerations compelled her to wear it occasionally, I fear, when other people would have found it uncomfortably warm. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Andrew Lang Besides these, I want a cloak made of a thousand different kinds of skin; every animal in your kingdom must give a bit of his skin to it. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. Rider Haggard But Swanhild, a cloak thrown over her night-gear, sat herself in the high seat of the hall and fixing her eyes, now upon the dying fires and now upon the blood-marks in her arm, waited in silence. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

She pushed the heavy black cloak from over her head, and her white face appeared above the dim black shadow of her mourning. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

George MacDonald Her hands were still bound, but with her teeth she pulled from my shoulder the cloak Lona made for me, and fixed them in my flesh. Lilith by George MacDonald

Virginia Woolf Her cloak had slipped behind her. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Henry James She drew her cloak about her; she felt mortally cold. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Sir Walter Scott She sat down, and wrung the draps from her hair and cloak — for the night was drizzling, and her walk had been through the plantations, that were a’ loaded with dew. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Nikolai Gogol Never did a cloak arrive so exactly in the nick of time; for the severe cold had set in, and it seemed to threaten to increase. The Cloak by Nikolai Gogol

E. Phillips Oppenheim He wore a sombre black cloak and a broad-brimmed black hat. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

So he, too, resaddled his horse, and with a word to the men to go on to Oxford next day as they had been bidden, he opened the door and flung his cloak about his shoulders. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Rudyard Kipling And never once did he forget that honest Chisto’s cloak was to him the gauge by which to spare even a hair on the skin. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Marjorie Bowen His voice was gentle; Ambrogio’s voice! And he is Ambrogio, and — tonight, tonight —’ Her eyes fell on the long blue hooded cloak hanging on the wall near. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Washington Irving Give a Spaniard the shade in summer, and the sun in winter; a little bread, garlic, oil, and garbances, an old brown cloak and a guitar, and let the world roll on as it pleases. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Andrew Lang He also hung his knapsack up inside the cloak so that it might seem to have some body within it. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The cloak was hanging up in a closet within a closet, both leading off from a large room used as the young ladies’ dancing school. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

Walter Scott If he turn his cloak or plaid, he will obtain the full sight which he desires, and may probably find it to be his own fetch, or wraith, or double-ganger. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Joseph Furphy If the truth must be told, Prescott tried to do a sharp thing, under the cloak of an oversight; and the O’Gradys checkmated him with a d —— d sight sharper thing. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Arnold Bennett She stood up, and held forth the bodice to inspect it; and beneath Janet’s cloak Hilda could see the splendour of her evening dress. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Sir Walter Scott A cloak or mantle of coarse black serge, enveloped his whole body. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Isabella Bird No discord is so dread as that carried on under the cloak of religion, and religious journalism in the States is on a superlatively bitter footing. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Then, with her face and figure obscured in the loose cloak that shrouded her, she went back into the garden. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

With unfaltering fingers I unloosed the cloak from about my shoulders and stood revealed in my cerements, as though I had new-risen from the grave. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Rudyard Kipling He romped after one man’s cloak as a clumsy dog might do, but I observed that he kept the man on his terrible left side. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Charles Dickens He only answered with a suppressed groan, and lying down upon the ground, wrapped his cloak about his head, and shrunk into the darkest corner. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

George Meredith He subdued it so far as to cloak it in an attempt to speak reasoningly, as angry men sometimes deceive themselves in doing, despite the good maxim for the wrathful—speak not at all. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

I thought on Darien’s deserts pale, Where Death bestrides the evening gale, How o’er my friend my cloak I threw, And fenceless faced the deadly dew. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Nathaniel Hawthorne A solitary passenger is seen, now striding mid-leg deep across a drift, now scudding over the bare ground, while his cloak is swollen with the wind. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Anthony Trollope His Dorothea had assumed her indignation as a cloak for her pecuniary obstinacy. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Jane Austen I have been slaving myself till I can hardly stand, to contrive Mr. Rushworth’s cloak without sending for any more satin; and now I think you may give me your help in putting it together. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Arnold Bennett Her hat and gloves had been thrown on the desk, and a cloak lay on a chair. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Willa Cather Presently he hailed a tall, bearded man, grim-browed and rather battered-looking, who had his opera cloak on his arm and his hat in his hand, and who seemed to be on the point of leaving the theatre. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Then he threw his cloak over the sad remains which the tumbril was to convey to his own abode. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Frances Hodgson Burnett But before he got into his chair he stood quite close to Susan and fixed his eyes on her with a kind of bewildered adoration and he suddenly caught hold of the fold of her blue cloak and held it fast. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

D.H. Lawrence They drew nearer to the shaggy cloak of furze. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

George Meredith The ladies might desire to cloak facts, but they had no pleasure in deception. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Sir Walter Scott See how Lutin holds the sword, with his cloak cast partly over it, yet so as to set off the embossed hilt, and the silver work of the mounting. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Margaret Oliphant Walter caught her cloak with both hands. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

There was a woman there in a cloak and bonnet, who rose as they entered and courtesied. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Elizabeth Gaskell And Miss Fishburns is sure to be theere, so I’d just get Donkin to cut out cloak itsel’, and keep back yer mind fra’ fixing o’ either cape or hood till Sunday’s turn’d. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

His cloak of sky-blue silk was flung back from his shoulders. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Edith Wharton She undressed Evelina as quickly as she could, and wrapping her in the plaid dressing-gown put her to bed, and spread her own shawl and her sister’s cloak above the blanket. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

Isabella Bird The forest was dark and oppressively still, and such a deadly chill came on, that I drew my cloak closer around me. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

A cloak was laid gently about his shoulders, and he was glad of it, for his own was soiled by exposure to sun and wind and water, and was not worthy of a lady’s eye. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

The bonnet was a huge Leghorn, which shaded her face well from the sun, its trimming of straw colour; and the cloak was of thin black “taffeta,” edged with narrow lace. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

James Joyce She had taken off her hat and cloak and was standing before a large swinging mirror, unhooking her waist. Dubliners by James Joyce

Its leanness, and the cloak round him, turned him for Lester to some great bird of the eagle kind, hovering, waiting, about to thrust. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Arthur Conan Doyle The youth was not clad in monastic garb, but in lay attire, though his jerkin, cloak and hose were all of a sombre hue, as befitted one who dwelt in sacred precincts. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Margaret Oliphant Mrs. Forrester was well wrapped in her fur cloak with a white “cloud” about her head and shoulders, which she declared was not at all necessary in the sunshine which was like summer. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Arnold Bennett Immediately after dinner on the next day, she went with Janet to Janet’s room, to examine a new winter cloak which had been delivered. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

When she had thrown the cloak off her shoulders and handed it to Sascha, she looked still more beautiful. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Thomas Hardy And has this anything to do with what I saw at Lord Luxellian’s?’ ‘What did you see?’ ‘I saw the shadow of yourself putting a cloak round a lady. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

H. Rider Haggard Here he found Francisco and Otter. “Look, Baas,” said the dwarf, producing from beneath his goat-skin cloak an article which he had employed the last hour in constructing. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Covered with a cloak (I could not be delirious, for I had sense and recollection to put on warm clothing), forth I set. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

H. Rider Haggard This time we could see, from the leopard-skin cloak which he wore, that the man was a person of rank. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Andrew Lang Then the flock took flight with much screaming, but one fell dead, and the cloak fluttered down. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thereafter he went home, taking with him his cloak all tattered, and withal what he had cut from the paw of the bear. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

Miles Franklin Edmée appeared in her grand pale green satin with the foamy cloak half-slipping from her shoulders, and made soft coo-ing explanations of poor dear Mrs. Crasterton’s indisposition. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

She flung back the narrow diamond-paned window, found a cloak and a shawl, left the red shoes for thick country ones. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle Keep the black cloak on and move slow, and they will never see you. The Club-Footed Grocer by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

George Meredith Politeness reigned, but politeness is compelled to throw off cloak and jacket when it steps into the arena to meet the encounter of a bull. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Edith Wharton In the antechamber Raymond paused to take her cloak from her shoulders, and his eyes rested on her with a faint smile of approval. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle He was wrapped in some sort of cloak which came across the lower part of his face. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

George Meredith She flung a cloak over Laura, and handed out the flask with a naked arm. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Arthur Conan Doyle King Monmouth glances round too, and smiles as though he were the Court buffoon with a Geneva cloak instead of the motley. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

T. E. Lawrence Like a master politician, he used the bluff Chief as a cloak for the last depth of justifiable slimness. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Edith Wharton The boy is out, you say? Then, my dear one, run yourself; here, put my cloak over you and fly. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Andrew Lang Her real name was Blanchette, but she was more often called Little Golden-hood, on account of a wonderful little cloak with a hood, gold — and fire-coloured, which she always had on. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Naps cast off his ragged cloak and revealed a very respectable suit of brown frieze and leather. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle From the surgeon I had nothing to fear; the Englishman was wounded, and his sword stood with his cloak in a corner; the two Germans were half insensible, and their muskets were not beside them. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

The little doctor threw off his sleety cloak and hat in the lobby, and stood before the officer fresh and puffing, and a little flustered and dazzled after his romp with the wind. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Authority likes to feel that a man is imposing some effort on himself, and that his apparent nonchalance is only a cloak to disguise an outfit of well-bred emotions. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Edith Wharton He now began to manifest his indignation in a series of racking howls, and Susy, shaken out of her trance, dropped her cloak and umbrella and hurried up. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

I detached my eyes from his; his struggles redoubled, and, behind him, stealing in towards us from the court, black on the strip of crimson cloth, I saw Tomas Castro. He flung his cloak back. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

George Borrow After about half an hour’s conversation, he suddenly said, in the English language, “Good night, Sir,” wrapped his cloak around him, and walked out as he had come. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

But allow me, I beg you, to take my cloak and hat from the bed, for I lost both to-night on the quay of the Grève, where I was attacked by robbers. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Hastily descending his tree, he wrapped his cloak about him and stood for some time, wishing he had a poniard. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Walter Scott His dress was brown, not black, and over his other vestments he wore, in honour of Calvin, a Geneva cloak of a blue colour, which fell backwards from his shoulders as he posted on to the pulpit. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Virginia Woolf Old women in the village never to this day forgot to ask after “your friend in the red cloak who seemed so bright. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

George Gissing She was wrapping herself in a cloak of offended dignity; she had withdrawn from the debate. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Sir Walter Scott At the bottom of the staircase he received from Varney an ample livery cloak and slouched hat, in which he wrapped himself so as to disguise his person and completely conceal his features. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]