Phrases with "layer"

Then a layer of mushrooms chopped fine, then a layer of minced parsley. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Then add the rest of the tomato sauce, then the other half of the vermicelli, and on top a layer of bread crumbs. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

I observe that Kolliker calls the true nervous elements of the retina “the layer of gray cerebral substance. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Sarah Orne Jewett I was sure that Mrs. Blackett must be waiting impatiently to slice the potatoes into the chowder, layer after layer, with the fish. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Edith Wharton It had all gone off wonderfully; thanks to Anne’s tact the meeting between her mother and her betrothed had been thickly swaddled in layer on layer of non-conducting, non-explosive “family”. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

It has been buried beneath layer after layer of doctrinaire priggishness, party squabbles, and half-baked ‘progressivism’ until it is like a diamond hidden under a mountain of dung. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Jules Verne All things considered, and making due allowance for the weight of the mineral and vegetable layer above the ice. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Now add the other half of the macaroni, and then another thin layer of bread crumbs. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

F. Scott Fitzgerald Amory, his head spinning gorgeously, layer upon layer of soft satisfaction setting over the bruised spots of his spirit, was discoursing volubly on the war. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Break the raw vermicelli the length of the baking-dish and put a layer of it on top of the tomatoes. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

F. Scott Fitzgerald Three dozen virtuous females of the first layer were proclaiming their fitness, if not their specific willingness, to bear children unto three dozen millionaires. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

The walls were as thin as matchwood, and to hide the cracks they had been covered with layer after layer of pink paper, which had come loose and housed innumerable bugs. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Now put another layer with the liquid side up, sprinkle on salt and pepper. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Edward Bellamy A layer of ashes and charcoal on the top of the vault showed that the house above had perished by fire. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Theodore Dreiser As he did so, a layer of bills, in parcels of a thousand, such as banks issue, caught his eye. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Then put in a layer of very thin slices of Gruyere cheese. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Guy de Maupassan It was like a layer of cotton placed on the water. The Donkey by Guy de Maupassan

The house itself, and the bodies of the owner and the housekeeper, had been reduced to the finest ash; there was, when the fire died out, nothing but a layer of ash spread over the earth. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Rudyard Kipling The following wind beat down our smoke and covered all things with an inch-thick layer of stokers, so that eyelids, teeth, and feet gritted in their motions. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Henry Lawson She is damping and working up the natural layer on the floor with a piece of old flannel petticoat dipped occasionally in a bucket which stands by her side, containing about a quart of muddy water. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Nathaniel Hawthorne On the window-sill there is a layer of snow reaching halfway up the lowest pane of glass. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

William Henry Bragg With the thinnest layer we could then prepare, we obtained the curve in Fig. 5. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

F. Scott Fitzgerald His voice, with some faint Irish melody running through it, wooed the world, yet she felt the layer of hardness in him, of self-control and of self-discipline, her own virtues. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Virginia Woolf All experience filtered down through layer after layer of perception and reflection, enriching and nourishing. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

E. F. Benson All over the bottom of the bowl was a layer of some thick porridge-like substance, and a portion of this I sent next day to a chemist, asking him for his analysis of it. The China Bowl by E. F. Benson

Take a baking-dish of medium depth, butter well, then put in a layer of squares of Indian meal close together, to entirely cover the bottom of the dish. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Continue in this way until your baking-dish is full, having on the top layer butter and cheese. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

William Henry Bragg He gives the following results : The α particles come from a very thin layer of uranium oxide distributed over the inner walls of the ionisation chamber. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Abraham Merri The warm, heavy air fills the pit until it reaches the layer of cold air we’ve just come from. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

William Henry Bragg When the thickness of the absorbing layer is one-, two-, or three-tenths of the full range of the particle in the material of the layer, the ionisation current is 0. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

William Henry Bragg Even when the screen is a layer of paraffin 2 mm. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

It was barely daylight when I found myself walking on the thick layer of sodden leaves filling the only street. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Edith Wharton The happenings of that night had to be overlaid with layer upon layer of time and forgetfulness before I could tolerate any return to them. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Jules Verne The vast plain, a compact mass the evening before, was now separated in a thousand places, and the waves, raised by some submarine commotion, had broken the thick layer which sheltered them. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

Victor Hugo A very thin layer of forgetfulness often lies over our memory, through which at times we catch a glimpse of all beneath it. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

But we could be sure of no footmarks among the thick layer of leaves about where he said he had found them, and I gave the matter no further thought. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Lucy Maud Montgomery All went merry as a marriage bell until Anne’s layer cake was passed. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Isabella Bird On this is spread a well-trodden-down layer of mud, then eight or ten inches of dry earth, and the whole is thickly plastered with mixed straw and mud. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Arnold Bennett Edwin was humanly trying to publish in nonchalant gestures the scorn which he really felt for these nincompoops, but whose free expression was hindered by a layer of envy. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Henry Handel Richardson From some sub-conscious layer of her brain, which started into activity because the rest of it was so passive, a small, still thought glided in, and took possession of her mind. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Sinclair Lewis For Mrs. Vay had belonged to a distinctly lower layer in that creamy social cake that was Sylvan Park — till now she had. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Jules Verne The soil in certain places was seen through the layer of snow; it seemed to consist of schist and quartz, with some appearance of calcareous rock. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Louis Pasteur The deposit seemed lifted up in places, and was covered with a layer of dark-grey colour, puffed up, and having an organic and gelatinous appearance. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

Baldwin Spencer Paper bark is put on the stories, then the body and then another layer of bark, and the hole filled in. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Jules Verne This layer of ice was not more than one foot above the sea-level. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Baldwin Spencer The back is covered with a layer of moist earth or sand, which is removed after about a quarter of an hour, and hot ashes substituted, which are removed after a few minutes. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Thomas Wolfe So now another layer had been peeled off the gauzes of the seeing eye. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Jules Verne Above this squared architrave were laid the joists of the ceiling, and those of the floor upon the layer of ashes. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

D. H. Lawrence To win from the crude, wild nature the victory and the power to make another start, and to cleanse behind him the century-deep deposits of layer upon layer of refuse: even of tin cans. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

So I flung my psaltery on the bed, but for myself made a layer of straw at the door, so as none could open on me unawares. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Henry James It had been endued with a layer of varnish an inch thick and its frame, of an elaborate pattern, was at least a foot wide. The American by Henry James [1877]

But he dared not move ever so little for if the detective were below, he knew from the thin layer of plaster between them how easily every sound would reach him. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Edith Wharton Turrets and balconies showed in uncertain glimpses through layer on layer of overlapping lilac fringes. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Jules Verne At the end of the second day Mac-Nab had nearly reached the layer of earth and sand, and could not hope to get to the top of the house before the end of the next day. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Sprinkle over it grated cheese; then pour on the top enough meat sauce to cover the layer (about two tablespoons), then on the top of this add a layer of Bechamel sauce. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Put a layer of grated cheese sprinkled on top. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Isabella Bird These, after being dried in the sun, are built up into conical stacks, often exceeding twenty feet in height, and are plastered with a layer of the same material. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

F. Scott Fitzgerald With his hat removed it was plain that only the top layer of his hair was brushed back — the lower levels were pointed resolutely sidewise. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Richard Burton As among certain nations further West, a layer of ashes overspreads the fire: the mine is concealed by a green turf fair to look upon. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Jules Verne The layer of water stored in the projectile at the time of starting upon their journey occupied no less than three feet in depth, and spread over a surface of not less than fifty-four square feet. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Theodore Dreiser He went down in his pocket for the first time since he had known Aileen and produced a layer of bills. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

All along the back, in glass cases to keep them unsullied, were bales of cloth, layer on layer to the roof. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

William Henry Bragg A layer of the gas is included between two very thin sheets of celloidin and inserted across the path of the α particle at various FIG. 25 (Taylor.) I. Ionisation curve in air. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

William Henry Bragg This change in the form of the curve was clearly due to the reduction in the thickness of the radioactive layer which could now be penetrated even by the particles from its lowest stratum. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

H. G. Wells As a shabby half-grown boy I pushed my way among these spenders, crowds of women dressed, wrapped up rather, in layer after layer of purchases, scented, painted. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Jules Verne The soil is composed of sand and red or yellow clay, and this is covered by a layer of earth, in which the vegetation takes root. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Andrew Lang Then he packed his gold into the barrel, covered it well with a layer of nails, hoisted it on to the wheelbarrow with some difficulty, and set off with it upon his homeward way. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Baldwin Spencer A certain amount of human hair, or sometimes banyan-fibre string, is used to bind together the various circles and then the whole surface is covered with a layer of beeswax. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Jules Verne The bent whalebones, imprisoned in a case of ice, and covered with a thick outer layer of fat, were placed on the border of the forest at a spot where animals usually passed on their way to the lake. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

William Henry Bragg The curve for a thick radioactive layer consists, as already shown, of a short parabolic portion and a straight line which runs down to meet the axis of x. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Pour into the mold one-half the macaroni, then place on it a layer of mushrooms which you have taken out of the sauce. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Portions of the vine are cut into foot lengths; the outer layer of bark is removed and rejected, the middle layer alone being preserved. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Edward Bellamy The layer of ashes found above the chamber indicated that the house had been burned down. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Jules Verne The pool, hitherto kept fluid by its proximity to the lava, was already encrusted with a layer of ice. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Sinclair Lewis Beneath an inch of water was a layer of ice, so that as they wavered with their suit-cases they slid and almost fell. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Jules Verne They began by removing the layer of soft snow, and then attacked the ice. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

There may be layer after layer of this experience. Memories and Studies by William James

William Henry Bragg The abscissae represent the thickness of the absorbing layer measured by the proportionate amount of its range which an α particle would lose in going through FIG. 13. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Wilkie Collins There was something inscribed on the handle, under a layer of rust and dirt. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Take a baking-dish and put into it alternate layers of tomato and rice, finishing off with a layer of tomato, covered up with grated bread crumbs moistened with melted butter. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

William Henry Bragg In this case a layer of paraffin 8 mm. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Arrange the platter with pieces of fried bread in a layer on the bottom, then the codfish, and then the sauce poured over it. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Jules Verne After the first layer of cotton had been removed it became necessary to drain off part of the water that filled the hold. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Jules Verne A layer of earth and plenty of vegetation covered it, and the base of ice must have been of considerable thickness. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

William Henry Bragg In this case the β rays have traversed a layer of aluminium O.1 mm. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Arthur Conan Doyle The solitary window was so dirty that the light was hazy and uncertain, giving a dull gray tinge to everything, which was intensified by the thick layer of dust which coated the whole apartment. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Jules Verne He pointed this out to his companions, that they might have some idea of the enormous number of these tiny mushrooms in a layer extending so many miles. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

William Henry Bragg Rutherford had proved the existence of four sources of α particles among the substances which would be present in a newly prepared layer of radium, viz. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

To Nicholas it was a living, breathing story; he sat down on a roll of Indian hangings, glowing in wonderful colours beneath a layer of dust, and took in all the details of the tapestry picture. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Guy de Maupassan The force of habit was covering her life with a layer of resignation similar to the lime-stone formation deposited on objects by certain springs. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Andrew Lang When Peppe uncovered his basket sure enough a layer of beautiful purple figs met the king’s eyes, but underneath there was nothing but dirt. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne Great precautions were necessary in launching the ship from the lofty layer of ice which surrounded her. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

Charles Kingsley The first bed which you will generally find upon the water-worn surface of the chalk is a layer of green-sand and green-coated flints. Thoughts in a Gravel-Pit by Charles Kingsley

There was nothing to be seen; he had gone through the layer of fog covering the water. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Butter well a baking-dish, and put in the bottom a layer of the squares of farina; sprinkle over a little grated Parmesan cheese (or Gruyere), and put here and there a small dab of butter. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

An extraordinary medley of feeling — but it was not a medley, exactly; rather it was successive layers of feeling, in which one could not say which layer was undermost — struggled inside him. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Put a layer of these into a baking-dish with the liquid side touching the bottom of the dish. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Edith Wharton In the first bewilderment of her new state these discoveries had had the effect of dropping another layer of gauze between herself and reality. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Arnold Bennett She pictured Auntie Hamps gazing at a layer of dust in the Clayhanger hall, and heard herself saying: “Oh, yes, Auntie, it’s dust right enough. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

William Henry Bragg In the case of B the radiating layer is very thin, while C is an intermediate case when the thickness of the layer is equivalent to half the range. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Rafael Sabatini Laboriously he cut through the three successive planks, to find himself confronted next by a layer of marble tiles, which for a moment caused him to despair. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

William Henry Bragg Assuming that this meant that a layer of hydrogen 1 cm. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Arthur Machen He locked his door, and cut the strings, and unfolded the paper layer after layer, and came at last to a small wooden box, simply but solidly made. The Inmost Light by Arthur Machen

I put in a layer of pinks, and then looked at him again. The Stars in their Courses by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Arthur Conan Doyle You can whitewash him as you may, but you will never get a layer thick enough to cover the stain of that cold-blooded deliberate endorsement of his noble adversary’s assassination. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

The bright stream flashed in sunshine, fell into a layer of white crawling smoke, and vanished on the black surface of coal. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Sinclair Lewis Judge Timberlane reflected that Miss Hatter was almost certain to put on a spread for Jinny and her other boarders, with Bourbon, Coca–Cola, liverwurst, stuffed olives, and chocolate layer cake. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

He squeezes it into its proper place as a layer in the life he is building. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Jules Verne There, directly the fire got low, the ice invaded the walls and the joins in the flooring; every bolt, nail, or metal plate became immediately covered with a layer of ice. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

H.P. Lovecraft Though lower parts must have originally existed, all traces of such things were now wholly obscured by the deep layer of ice and snow at this point. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Louis Pasteur We then withdrew the heat from under the test-tube, and immediately afterwards covered the water which it contained with a layer of oil and then permitted the whole apparatus to cool down. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

John Lewis Burckhard To form the roof, beams are laid across the walls; these are covered with mats, upon which reeds are placed, and a layer of mud is spread over the whole. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Thomas Wolfe The layer of dust upon them showed that they had lain there for months. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Mark Twain You never notice how commonplace and unpoetic gravel is until you bite into a layer of it in a pie. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

This being so, you will easily understand that there is constantly a more or less thick layer of coal generally shaped in a slope lying in that doorway. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Edith Wharton Every year on the fifteenth of October Fifth Avenue opened its shutters, unrolled its carpets and hung up its triple layer of window-curtains. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Lucy Maud Montgomery I just grow cold when I think of my layer cake. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Sinclair Lewis He uncovered layer on layer of hidden weariness. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Kingsley You may see this for yourselves, in the topmost layer of any chalk-pit round here. Thoughts in a Gravel-Pit by Charles Kingsley

F. Scott Fitzgerald She bathed and anointed herself and covered her body with a layer of powder, while her toes crunched another pile on a bath towel. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald