Phrases with "overlaid"

Its subject was the value of the simple human instincts, too often overlaid by the civilised, the essential wisdom of the plain man. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

He was a big fellow, red as a fox, with a white freckled face, no eyebrows, and greenish blue eyes, a man of over forty, whose muscular frame was now somewhat overlaid by flesh. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Thomas Hardy In many portions of its course it overlaid an old vicinal way, which branched from the great Western road of the Romans, the Via Iceniana, or Ikenild Street, hard by. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

The three stories, which had been half forgotten and overlaid by my recent experiences, returned sharp and clear to my memory. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

The clearness of his thinking was often overlaid by the immense profusion of decorative material which his meditation brought along with it. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

H. G. Wells All the gifts of destiny are overlaid and lost to him. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Henry Handel Richardson Time seemed to show up the vacancy that had once been overlaid by rounded cheeks and a smooth forehead. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Arnold Bennett The new Hilda had so overlaid and hidden the old, that he had positively to make an effort to recall what the old one was, with her sternness and her anxious air of responsibility. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Sir Walter Scott His attire was a riding-cloak, which, when open, displayed a handsome jerkin overlaid with lace, and belted with a buff girdle, which sustained a broadsword and a pair of pistols. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

H. G. Wells They will be overlaid and lost in the general drift. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Henry James They were dressed like the mariners of England and they smelt of the ablutions to which they had been condemned before tea and the odour of which was but partly overlaid by that of bread and butter. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Willa Cather At the bottom of one of the worst hills was a new cement culvert, overlaid with liquid mud, where there was nothing for the chains to grip. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Andrew Lang In its midst was a high seat, overlaid with fine carpets, and into it opened eight doors, each having opposite to it a marble basin. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing Labouring on, I fashioned all the bed-frame; which complete, The wood I overlaid with shining gear Of gold, of silver, and of ivory. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Wilkie Collins Through the varnish of politeness which overlaid his manner, there rose to the surface the underlying insolence, hidden, on all ordinary occasions, from all human eyes. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Henry James She greeted them with open arms; she thought of them hour after hour; they made a company with which solitude was warm and a picture that, at this crisis, overlaid poor Maggie’s scant mahogany. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle And yet there were indications there, had they not been overlaid by other details which concealed their true import. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

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]

Thomas Hardy His countenance was overlaid with legible meanings. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells It had been in his mind overlaid by a multitude of newer, fresher things, but now he took it out and looked at it. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Rudyard Kipling In one tomb of one of the temples was a room of lacquer panels overlaid with goldleaf. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The Province House is constructed of brick, which seems recently to have been overlaid with a coat of light-colored paint. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Isabella Bird A table is overlaid with beaten gold, and chairs in rows are treated in the same fashion. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

John Galsworthy In one never remarkable for expressing his feelings the ceremony of life had overlaid the natural reticence, as embroidery and jewels will disguise the foundation stuff of vestment. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Nathaniel Hawthorne Earth was then thrown into the crevices, and the whole fabric overlaid with sods. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

And this woman’s child died in the night; because she overlaid it. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Wilkie Collins The slice exhibited an eruption of plums and sweetmeats, overlaid by a perspiration of butter. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Yet, nevertheless, everything is so overlaid with such beauty and wealth of ritual that the brutality and horrors of the combat are all forgotten in the grandeur of the majesty of the law. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

H. G. Wells He began to remember a mass of ideas that had been overlaid and stifling within him. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]