It generally happened in this way: Night, clouds racing overhead, wind howling, royals set, and the ship rushing on in the dark, an immense white sheet
of foam level with the lee rail.
Snow began to fall an hour after they started, a fine snow, however, which happily could not obstruct the train; nothing could be seen from the windows but a vast, white sheet
, against which the smoke of the locomotive had a greyish aspect.
When I think of a spirit all I can see is a white sheet
runnin' in the dark.
Once he touched and half lifted the white sheet
that covered her, but his courage failed and he, like Doc- tor Reefy, turned and went out of the room.
Though every vestige of her dress was burnt, as they told me, she still had something of her old ghastly bridal appearance; for, they had covered her to the throat with white cotton-wool, and as she lay with a white sheet
loosely overlying that, the phantom air of something that had been and was changed, was still upon her.
He found himself at the bottom of a staircase, down which, behind him, a procession of workmen were carrying a sort of stretcher, covered with a white sheet
The small window, which had hitherto freely let in the frosty moonlight or the warm summer sunrise on the working man's slumber, must now be darkened with a fair white sheet
, for this was the sleep which is as sacred under the bare rafters as in ceiled houses.
Butteridge's small shaving mirror and his folding canvas basin he readjusted his costume with the gravity of a man who has taken an irrevocable step in life, buttoned up his jacket, cast the white sheet
of the Desert Dervish on one side, washed temperately, shaved, resumed the big cap and the fur overcoat, and, much refreshed by these exercises, surveyed the country below him.
The latter lay farthest in, and she was covered with a white sheet
, the edge of which had been blown back by the drought through the broken window, showing the drawn, white, face, with a look of terror fixed upon it.
The man was so wasted that, in this white cabin, under a white sheet
, and with his diminished head sunk in the white pillow, his red moustaches captured their eyes exclusively, like something arti- ficial--a pair of moustaches from a shop exhibited there in the harsh light of the bulkhead-lamp without a shade.
At the top, under a white sheet
, was a coat of red brocade lined with hareskin; under it was a silk dress, then a shawl and it seemed as though there was nothing below but clothes.
How his great-uncle, the rector, had encountered and laid the last ghost, who had frightened the old women, male and female, of the parish out of their senses, and who turned out to be the blacksmith's apprentice disguised in drink and a white sheet