Phrases with "wreathing"

Astonished, he glanced round for an instant, and beheld Zonela, with a world of love burning in her large lambent eyes, wreathing her round white arms about his humped shoulders. The Wondersmith by Fitz James O’Brien

Thomas Hardy The pole lay with one end supported on a trestle, and women were engaged in wreathing it from the top downwards with wild-flowers. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

E. F. Benson It was nearly dark, but the wreathing smoke could just be seen. The House with the Brick-Kiln by E. F. Benson

T. E. Lawrence However, as we rode down towards the graves, we were astonished to see smoke wreathing from the ground about the wells. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

James Joyce And his widdy the giddy is wreathing her murmoirs as her gracest triput to the Grocery Trader’s Manthly. Mind mand gunfree by Gladeys Rayburn! Runtable’s Reincorporated. The new world presses. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Thomas Hardy They looked in each other’s faces without uttering a word, an arch yet gloomy smile wreathing her lips. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Florence Dixie To our left, right in front, and gradually wreathing the hills to our right, a huge prairie fire came rushing rapidly along. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Edgar Allan Poe I know not how it is, but this peculiar expression of the eye, wreathing itself occasionally into the lips, is the most powerful, if not absolutely the sole spell, which rivets my interest in woman. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

Rudyard Kipling The pits of gloom about us begin to fill with very faintly luminous filmswreathing and uneasy shapes. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Washington Irving A blazing crackling fire of logs had been heaped on to warm the spacious apartment, and the flame went sparkling and wreathing up the wide-mouthed chimney. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

George Meredith These, the woods of Westermain, Are as others to behold, Rich of wreathing sun and rain; Foliage lustreful around Shadowed leagues of slumbering sound. Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth by George Meredith [1883]

Virginia Woolf Then how lovely the smoke of my phrase is, rising and falling, flaunting and falling, upon red lobsters and yellow fruit, wreathing them into one beauty. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Florence Dixie As he entered the dense wall of wreathing flame and smoke, however, he felt his horse stagger and sway to and fro as if overcome with a sudden faintness. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Anthony Trollope And during this work of wreathing and decking there was one little morsel of feeling displayed which may as well be told in these last lines. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Through the gaping doors you saw a tightly-packed crowd of men, women, and children, drinking at the bar or waiting to have their jugs filled, tobacco smoke wreathing above their heads. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Edgar Allan Poe The trees were dark in color, and mournful in form and attitude, wreathing themselves into sad, solemn, and spectral shapes that conveyed ideas of mortal sorrow and untimely death. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

It continued as thick as ever, wreathing and circling about us like the smoke from the infernal regions. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Edith Wharton Seating herself on the upper step of the terrace, Lily leaned her head against the honeysuckles wreathing the balustrade. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]