Phrases with "yellow"

Attendants with green collars and yellow buttons on their abdomens ran noiselessly about the hall. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Edith Wharton It was an oppressive day in mid-August, with a yellow mist of heat in the sky, when at last he entered the big office-building. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

George Eliot This ingenious young man, Mr. David Faux, thought he had achieved a triumph of cunning when he had associated himself in his brother’s rudimentary mind with the flavour of yellow lozenges. Brother Jacob by George Eliot [1864]

Rudyard Kipling The yellow lining of the tent reflected in the lamplight made his face red-gold. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Charles Dickens Mr. Jaggers presided, Estella sat opposite to him, I faced my green and yellow friend. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

He would awake at night and not find her by him, and his very bones would yearn for the girl who had chucked him for a yellow man. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

William Makepeace Thackeray My trunks were sadly packed by Mrs. Titmarsh, and the hasp of the portmantyou-lock has gone through my yellow satn. The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray

The gaslight shone yellow through the frosted transom above the door of Number 31. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Jules Verne These savages were middle height, of brown or yellow complexion, angular bones, harsh voices, and black hair, which was dressed in the Japanese manner, and surmounted by a tall white feather. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells He was looking yellow and deflated. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then the shutter closed again; with a great rasping of locks and clattering of bars, the door was opened, and I saw my uncle standing framed in that vivid yellow square cut out of the darkness. The Club-Footed Grocer by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Oscar Wilde One is of white gold, and another is of yellow gold, and the gold of the third one is red. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Willa Cather The yellow light from the student’s lamp fell on his hands and the purple sleeves of his velvet smoking-jacket, but his flushed face and big, hard head were in the shadow. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Yet high over the city our line of yellow windows must have contributed their share of human secrecy to the casual watcher in the darkening streets, and I was him too, looking up and wondering. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

His black hair lay plastered in long lanky wisps across the bald summit of his head; he had a furrowed brow, a yellow complexion, and a thick shapeless nose. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

D. H. Lawrence There the lamp was low-lit, shedding a yellow twilight from the window space. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis Above the blue velvet, yellow and brown florid stamped leather, rough to a speculative touch. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

What was about to happen? Who would come there? A very ancient man came with a long face of yellow parchment. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

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]

Charles Dickens The yellow door was opened by a waiter, and Obenreizer walked in. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Walter Crane A scarlet poppy would appear clearest and darkest upon white; it would show a tendency upon a blue ground to blend or blur at its edges, and also on yellow and green to a less extent. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Arthur Conan Doyle Far away down the road two little yellow points had rounded a curve. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Sinclair Lewis Indeed one day he made, on two sheets of quite inexpensive yellow scratch-paper, $7,880 clear, though hypothetical. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Richard Burton Above, a sky like polished blue steel, with a tremendous blaze of yellow light, glared upon us without the thinnest veil of mist cloud. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

William Morris My dry hands shook and shook as the green gown show’d again, Clear’d from the yellow flowers, and I grew hollow with pain, And on to us both there fell from the sun-shower drops of rain. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]

H. G. Wells There was just two flaring yellow candles, and all the shadows were shivering, and the little doctor nervous and putting on side, and him — stark and squirming in the most unnatural ways. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Virginia Woolf The pace slackened a little; they were climbing the familiar Crabbs hill, with the yellow streaks where carters had put on their brakes. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Sudden and intense threatening came into his yellow eyes: “Don’t you ever come to you know where,” he said; “I don’t want no spies on what I do. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

G. K. Chesterton He wore an extravagantly long frock-coat, a pale-green waistcoat, a very full and dégagé black tie, and curious yellow gloves. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

She was stylishly dressed, as Bartley saw, and her smooth, yellow hair was sculpturesquely waved over a low, white forehead. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Bands of yellow fog peered in over the tops of the shutters. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

The underlip, pendulous with age, slobbered forward, exposing a strip of gum and a row of false teeth as yellow as the keys of an old piano. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch The exception — which turned me cold — was the form of a yellow mastiff dog, curled on a mat beneath the table. The Two Householders by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Then a yellow hand came through; the aperture was widened; and swiftly and silently a lithe, yellow body hauled itself up and slipped over the sill. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

In the Val Sesia, several years ago, I bought some tobacco that was wrapped up for me in a yellow old ms. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Ivan Turgenev My face was yellow as a dead man’s. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Green and crimson specks, with thin yellow threads between, slowly swam before her eyes. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Victor Hugo Its yellow bristles, rather a mane than a head of hair, covered and concealed a lofty brow, evidently made to contain thought. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Arthur Conan Doyle A four-wheeled cab, that opprobrium of London, was coming jolting and creaking in one direction, while in the other there was a yellow glare from the lamp of a cyclist. The Sealed Room by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

I looked at the sea of yellow faces above the garish clothes-faces all happy and excited over this bit of fun, all certain that the elephant was going to be shot. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Jules Verne Japanese? — it is yellow and black, while this — ” At that moment the breeze blew out the unknown flag. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

D. H. Lawrence He threw aside the great armful of yellow flowers, took off his cap, and wiped the sweat from his brow. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

She was holding in her hand a yellow envelope. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Charles Kingsley That short prim man in the huge yellow ruff, with sharp chin, minute imperial, and self-satisfied smile, is Richard Hawkins, the Complete Seaman, Admiral John’s hereafter famous and hapless son. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

George Meredith Diana wore a yellow robe with a black bonnet, and he commented on the becoming hues; for the first time, he noticed her dress! Lovely women? Dacier hesitated. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

The yellow desert, barren and undulating, with a line of purple peaks on the horizon, reaches away into the far distance. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Abraham Merri The yellow flagons were set before Larry and me, the purple at Rador’s hand. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

D. H. Lawrence Emily found a smear of blood on a beautiful trail of yellow convolvulus. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Edgar Rice Burroughs The moonlight flooded the beach, and the strange group stood out in bold relief against the yellow sand. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

I’ll race you, Peter John.’ She shook her yellow locks, and before the boy could prevent her was off at a gallop along the track. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

His yellow buckskins fitted close, As once upon a stag; Thus well equipt he gaily skipt, At once, upon his nag. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

D. H. Lawrence The corridor was dim with the big, star-studded, yellow lantern-light. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf Now his wild yellow eyes gazed at her, gazed at him. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Isabella Bird It was furnished with rugs upon the floor, and two long wooden settees, covered with checked native blankets in squares of Indian yellow and madder red. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle The yellow light illuminated the old merchant’s massive features as he stooped forwards towards the candle. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle His face was thin and brown and crafty, with a perpetual smile upon it, which showed an irregular line of yellow teeth, and his crinkled hands were half closed in a way that is distinctive of sailors. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Below, the sky was red, a dull brick red, as though the yellow fog had mingled with the fainter and rosier coloring. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

D. H. Lawrence Lady Daphne was sitting by the electric fire in the small yellow drawing-room, talking to a visitor. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

The water made a cool mirror whereon floated yellow and crimson water-lilies opening to the sky. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

William Makepeace Thackeray Fancy yellow snuffy foreigners, chattering always, and smelling fearfully of tobacco. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

The candles made only feeble patches of yellow light, scarcely noticeable against that clearer, brighter light from the moon. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Why! the fellow with a Tartar moustache and a yellow complexion, like a Mongolian, only that his eyes were set straight and his face was not so flat. Because of the Dollars by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Willa Cather She had heard voices, but at first did not see the uniforms that blended with the yellow and brown of the wood. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

D. H. Lawrence It was the yellow, the powerful yellow of early summer. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Mrs. Lease had her head, smothered in a yellow shawl, stretched out over the palings as I passed her cottage. Reality or Delusion? by Ellen Wood [1868]

Henry James My own conductress directed her steps toward the river and stopped at a decent little yellow house in one of the streets that descend to it. The Ghostly Rental by Henry James [1876]

Tobias Smolle The best peaches I have seen at Nice are the amberges, of a yellow hue, and oblong shape, about the size of a small lemon. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

There was a brief pause, during which Lady Audley arranged her yellow ringlets by the aid of the glass over the console table opposite to her. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

William Makepeace Thackeray A man with a square face, cat-like eyes, and a yellow moustache, came next. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray The knights were to have worn a star of sixteen points, and a yellow ribbon; and good old Samuel Johnson was talked of as President, or Grand Cross, or Grand Owl, of the society. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Virginia Woolf Walls and cupboards whiten and bend their yellow squares on top of which a pale glass gleams. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Virginia Woolf Buses swooped, settled, were off — garish caravans, glistening with red and yellow varnish. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

George Gissing When the first gleam of yellow sunlight flitted over Surrentum towards the cliffs of Capreae, silence had fallen upon the villa. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle With crossed ankles and sunken head, he sat as though all his life had passed out of him, with the beads slipping slowly through his thin, yellow fingers. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Willa Cather As he glanced down the double rows of contorted figures, he saw one pair of eyes that were wide open and bright, a yellow head that was not overcome by the stupefying heat and smell in the car. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

They had heeded her and let her rule over them almost as much when she had been seven years old, and her curls, now so dark, had been yellow as corn in the sun. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

H. G. Wells The man in yellow glanced at Helen’s still figure, hesitated and hurried after him. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Gertrude Stein Not any single little piece of the red makes a yellow color, and yellow is more so than anything. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

F. Scott Fitzgerald His face was pale, oval, framed in yellow hair. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

My lady’s yellow curls flashed hither and thither like wandering gleams of sunshine on these busy days of farewell. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

A yellow ray from the sinking sun fell across the foot of the bed and lighted up the fireplace, where the water in the pan was boiling fast. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Arthur Conan Doyle At the entrance to the court there was a hanging lamp which cast a circle of yellow light. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

G. K. Chesterton That carefully cut and pointed yellow beard was, indeed, the most emphatic thing about him. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Virginia Woolf A dressing-case, of yellow leather fitted with silver bottles, caught his eye. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

A cracked and jeering note, a yellow note, came into it. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

They were labelled, but the labels were yellow with age and the writing was nearly undecipherable. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Gertrude Stein This is yellow and brown is a color. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

He swung round, crouching with a yellow upward glare. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

G. K. Chesterton Dawn was breaking over everything in colours at once clear and timid; as if Nature made a first attempt at yellow and a first attempt at rose. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Laputa was probably of that opinion, but Henriques would recognize me, and I had no wish to have that yellow miscreant investigating my character. Prester John by John Buchan

Wilkie Collins Was he very yellow when he came in, or had he turned very yellow in the last minute or two? I really can’t say, and I can’t ask Louis, because he was not in the room at the time. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Edgar Allan Poe His face was as yellow as saffron — but no feature excepting one alone, was sufficiently marked to merit a particular description. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Ignoring the offer, he sat down by the window, threw his yellow silk handkerchief across his head, as a shade against the sun and the air, and opened upon our delinquencies in his thinnest tones. Rose Lodge by Ellen Wood [1876]

George Meredith No sooner my name announced, than servitors in yellow livery, with powder and buckles started before me, and bowing one presented it on a salver. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

D. H. Lawrence She smuggled into his mouth the wrinkled yellow apple she had been hiding behind her back, then she kissed him near the eyes. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf The yellow canopy sinks and swells over the great four-poster. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Guy de Maupassan He was no longer the Jew, Walter, the director of a bank, the proprietor of a yellow newspaper; he was M. Walter the wealthy Israelite, and he wished to prove it. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

It was over yonder, the scene of strife, the red field of glory, only separated from him by a patch of purple ocean and a strip of yellow sand. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Anthony Trollope These loose pantaloons were tied close round his legs, above the ankle, and over a pair of scrupulously white stockings, and on his feet he wore a pair of yellow slippers. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence Under the froth of flowers were the purple vetch-clumps, yellow milk vetches, and the scattered pink of the wood-betony, and the floating stars of marguerites. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Dr. Nicholson, of Antigua, after having attended to this subject, writes to me that dark-coloured Europeans escape the yellow fever more than those that are light-coloured. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Virginia Woolf The day waves yellow with all its crops. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Mark Twain Several of the white ones were barred like zebras with rainbow stripes of blue and red and yellow paint. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

There’s one or two dirty literary gents who should be in a navvies’ battalion, but they’re about as dangerous as yellow Kaffir dogs. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

William Dampier They are of divers colours, as almost black, dark brown, light brown, dark green, light green, yellow and speckled. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Virginia Woolf I’ve heard her shout across a table, ‘Keep your mouth shut, Miss Smith; they’re as yellow as carrots!’ across a table, mind you. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Baldwin Spencer At the hinder end there is a similar light red band between two yellow ones. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

We of the steerage were careless in our dress, but he was always clad in immaculate white linen, with pointed, yellow shoes to match his complexion. Prester John by John Buchan

The shop was stylishly painted black with yellow stripes. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Tobias Smolle Come along, my yellow boys — odd’s heart! I never liked the face of Lewis before. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Baldwin Spencer The feathers have been orange-coloured with a mixture of red and yellow ochre. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Behind the figure, a hundred yards or so, Jones, saw a yellow gleam of lights, and not far out to sea, on the comparatively quiet waters of a little bay, some sort of vessel lay at anchor. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then three together in a harlequinade of faded color, legs caked yellow with dust and sweat, faces expressionless, eyes heavy and endlessly tired. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Theodore Dreiser He had a pair of yellow carpet slippers which he enjoyed wearing, and these he would immediately substitute for his solid pair of shoes. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

George Borrow His legs were bare and his feet only protected from the ground by yellow slippers. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Baldwin Spencer There is a central band of yellow with white lines running down it in a zig-zag way. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Thomas Hardy The sun, in sending its rods of yellow fire into his room, sent, as he suddenly thought, mental illumination with it. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

On this hot August morning he was dressed in a light grey frock-coat, under which he wore a yellow waistcoat, and on his wife’s writing-table lay his tall hat and lemon-coloured gloves. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Virginia Woolf Two large women in cotton dresses were sitting on a bench with blood-smeared tin trays in front of them and yellow bodies across their knees. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Baldwin Spencer On their return, the women paint themselves; the younger ones must be decorated with red ochre, the old women may paint themselves as they like and very often use yellow ochre. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Only here and there a small, dingy cafe for sailors cast a yellow gleam on the bluish sheen of the flagstones. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Arthur Conan Doyle Glancing at her, Kate saw that her face was sharp-featured and cunning, with a loose lower lip which exposed a line of yellow teeth, and a chin which bristled with a tuft of long grey hairs. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

His nails were horny, yellow claws. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Edith Wharton Yes, I knew: in the centre of Mrs. Willy P. Goldmark’s yellow and gold drawing-room, under a thousand-candle-power chandelier, with reflectors aimed at her from every point of the compass. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Over pavement and roadway the yellow boys crowded and danced and peered, while Gracie stood still, her hands at her glorious head, screaming . Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

W. W. Jacobs The boy had brought aft a wooden bucket filled with fair water, and placed upon the hatch by its side a piece of yellow soap and a towel. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

On the front of the platform there was a yellow placard announcing that the lecture was on ‘The Menace of Fascism’. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Arthur Conan Doyle The door swung heavily back, and a short, deep-chested man stood in the opening, with the yellow light of the lantern shining upon his protruded face and twinkling, distrustful eyes. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

At noon the sun threw a disc of yellow light on the centre, illumining the lawn and its two flower-beds. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Suddenly in the midst of the darkness he distinguished two helmets, on which the smoking candle threw a yellow light. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Rudyard Kipling Yellow–Dog Dingo lay Like a yellow cloud in the distance — Much too busy to bark. Just So Stories for Little Children by Rudyard Kipling [1902]

H.P. Lovecraft The ancient spires and roofs of decaying Innsmouth gleamed lovely and ethereal in the magic yellow moonlight, and I thought of how they must have looked in the old days before the shadow fell. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

D. H. Lawrence Watching him, the landlady’s face became yellow with passion and rage. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells He towered up and looked down the slopes of himself, his many chins were pink and stabbed by his collar, and his hair was yellow and very shiny. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Guy de Maupassan Their red and yellow carpet shivered, stirred, undulated from one sidewalk to another, blown by puffs of the rising wind. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Wilkie Collins It was her favorite room, and had been prettily decorated, by her own desire, with hangings in yellow satin and furniture of the same color. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Edith Wharton He had called only twice on Madame Olenska, and each time he had sent her a box of yellow roses, and each time without a card. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

D. H. Lawrence The flame veered at her, blue, with a yellow tongue that licked her dress and her arm. The Witch a la Mode by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

Edith Wharton On a dais the bedstead, grim, nuptial, official, lifted its baldachin; a yellow Christ agonized between the curtains, and across the room a lady smiled at us from the chimney-breast. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan was on the point of going off to look for them himself, when he caught the yellow glint of a sleek hide moving cautiously through the jungle toward Clayton. It was Sheeta, the leopard. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

James Joyce A yellow flower with flattened petals. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

A—— was taken ill, and declared she had got the yellow fever. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Sinclair Lewis The lesser sort appeared in yellow and black dogskin coats, but Kennicott was lordly in a long raccoon ulster and a new seal cap. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

You must depart from your numerous purchased groves; from your house also, and that villa, which the yellow Tiber washes, you must depart: and an heir shall possess these high-piled riches. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

Baldwin Spencer There are cross bands of yellow on the back, bands of light red along the under-surface, and the tail end is dark red. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

I think those yellow ones must be almost the colour of primroses. Burmese Days by George Orwell

G. K. Chesterton If there be yellow mud and red mud in the same ditch, it is better to me than white stars. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

The stars seemed to look back upon him with their yellow light, and confirm the suspicion that had arisen in his mind. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Arthur Conan Doyle Within a quarter of an hour we saw the big open yellow barouche coming down the long avenue, with two splendid, high-stepping gray carriage horses in the shafts. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Her eyes were peculiar: green in some lights, yellow in others: a frightfully hard look they had in them this morning. Getting Away by Ellen Wood [1871]

George Gissing At times nothing was to be seen for the robust old hedges; then would come a peep over open country, a stretch of yellow fields bounded far away by the bare chalk-hills. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Virginia Woolf Their horns spill blue smoke; their skins are dappled red and yellow in the torchlight. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Virginia Woolf They sat in silence watching the little flame on a tuft of yellow wick. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Elizabeth Gaskell There was no one up-stairs in the drawing-room but Mrs. Thornton and Fanny. Every cover was taken off, and the apartment blazed forth in yellow silk damask and a brilliantly-flowered carpet. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

The palings are represented as if lying flat, and are worked in gold cord with flat strips of silver, on yellow satin appliqué. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

Willa Cather They would be changing all day long, yellow and purple and lavender, and she would not be there. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Abraham Merri Topaz yellow and sun amber were those leaves; the branches from which they hung glistened as though cut from yellow chrysolite. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

D. H. Lawrence The yellow reflection of daffodils among the shadows of grey willow in the water trembled faintly as they told haunted tales in the gloom. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope He was wretchedly thin and gaunt; indeed, his hollow, yellow cheeks, and cadaverous jaws, almost told a tale of utter starvation. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

George MacDonald Running again to the wood, I had not to search long ere I found some small boughs fit for my purpose — mostly of beech, their dry yellow leaves yet clinging to them. Lilith by George MacDonald

James Clerk Maxwell When we mix together blue and yellow paint, we obtain green paint. Five of Maxwell’s Papers by James Clerk Maxwell

But even then I was not thinking particularly of my own skin, only of the watchful yellow faces behind. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Sinclair Lewis Doremus peeped into the living room, with its bright curtains of yellow linen. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

It rose over the counter, faster and faster, until he was swallowed in a mouth of white fire, through which, for a moment, one saw his idiot yellow face and antic limbs. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Mark Twain We saw one single coarse yellow hair from Lucrezia’s head, likewise. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

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

Abraham Merri The yellow eyes of the pygmies, filled with a venomous hatred, never left me until they had passed out of range. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

In any case it was upon Mary Herries that she fixed her filmed and fading eyes, concentrated her aching body, curled her upper lip, showing two sharp and yellow teeth. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Elizabeth Gaskell Look, Frank, do you see in the middle of that dark brown purple streak of moor a yellow gleam of light? It is a pond, I think, that at this time of the year catches a slanting beam of the sun. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

It was built of dark-red brick, and the door and windows were faced with stone that had turned yellow by time. Mr. Justice Harbottle by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Marjorie Bowen Suddenly his eyes rested again on the great clump of yellow lichen, and he stopped, arrested. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

The yellow claws clutched at his heart and he flung back his head, mouth open. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Charles Dickens He was a little, dapper, clean-limbed, young-looking old man, with a yellow face, and grey hair and whiskers. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

The yellow fiery sparkles in her eyes glinted in the flamboys’ flare. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Virginia Woolf I dance over these streaked, these impersonal, distempered walls with their yellow skirting as firelight dances over teapots. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

We can distinguish the distant yellow sand and the white surf breaking furiously over the bar. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

They had everything out on the shabby table and ate as they were, Judith in a yellow jacket, her nightdress, and Emma’s hat still on her head. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle A hogshead of it had been tilted from the battlement until soldiers, bridge, and ram were equally drenched in yellow slime. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

A negress, dressed in a striped blue-and-white cotton dress, with a scarlet and yellow handkerchief tied round her head, answered the summons. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Of the fine yellow sand which characterises the Libyan bank, there is little to be seen, and that little lies like snow in drifts and clefts and hollows, as if carried thither by the wind. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Edith Wharton As he wrote a word on his card and waited for an envelope he glanced about the embowered shop, and his eye lit on a cluster of yellow roses. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Isabella Bird Anthracite coal is almost universally used, so there is an absence of that murky, yellow canopy which disfigures English towns. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Gaston Leroux If he does not come behind us, we shall always see his yellow eyes! That is more or less our safeguard to-night. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

D.H. Lawrence The others had all married Italian wives, and they lived in the great dwelling whose windows shone yellow by the rattling factory. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Ivan Turgenev I began rummaging in it and what do you think I found? Look!” She took from under her kerchief a rather large field glass in a copper setting, covered with morocco, yellow with age. The Watch by Ivan Turgenev

D. H. Lawrence At length Connie saw the yellow light of the house, and her heart beat fast. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle By their smoky yellow glare I could see that the roof was, at least, fifty feet above us, and was hung by long lime-crystals, which sparkled and gleamed with great brightness. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Anthony Trollope When Lady Ushant had been young men had liked hair such as was that of Mary Masters. Arabella’s yellow locks — whencesoever they might have come — were rough and uncombed. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

George MacDonald The yellow light of the half-moon streamed over the dark floor. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Lady Whitney came sailing downstairs, a blaze of yellow satin; her face, with flurry, like a peony. The Game Finished by Ellen Wood [1869]

Guy de Maupassant The full moon seemed to give a yellow tint to the old gloomy building, whose slate roof glittered brightly. A Wife’s Confession (Confessions d'une femme) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Ivan Turgenev You’re still as yellow as ever, but yet there’s not the same nonsense in your eyes. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

He had sunken cheeks, a yellow complexion, a straight back, an ascetic aspect, and, with his arms dropped, the palms of hands outwards, resembled an idol. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Sinclair Lewis He had a lively desire to own this little black clown, all black, midnight black, except for its sooty yellow eyes. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Miss Dinah presided as usual, her best yellow cap perched on the top of her curls. Anne by Ellen Wood [1876]

William Makepeace Thackeray The Queen resides in the Ajuda, a building of much less pretensions, of which the yellow walls and beautiful gardens are seen between Belem and the city. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

Radclyffe Hall The colour scheme was pink and white, broken by just a splash of yellow here and there where the white chrysanthemums had run out and had been supplemented by yellow ones. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Robert Green Ingersoll The Mongolian gave to his a yellow complexion and dark almond-shaped eyes. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Caroline Lamb The heat of summer had not parched its verdant meads, and autumn’s yellow tints had but just touched the shadowy leaf. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

The garden sloped down to a yellow beach, which was the curve of a tiny bay, and under the orb of a brilliant May moon, the waters of the vast sea murmured softly almost at their feet. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume