A crowd of people followed, jammed between the walls of the houses hung with white sheets
; at last the procession arrived at the foot of the hill.
As I got near the shore, the clouds gathered black, and the rain came down, drifting in great white sheets
of water before the wind.
Athos, do you know any inn in the whole town where one can find white sheets
, roast beef reasonably cooked, and wine which is not made of hops and gin?"
`You must be tired,' said she to the jeweller; `I have spread a pair of white sheets
on your bed; go up when you are ready, and sleep well.'
From over balconies fell long white sheets
stuck all over with bouquets.
The forms of Barbicane, Nicholl, and Michel Ardan, bathed in its white sheets
, assumed that livid spectral appearance which physicians produce with the fictitious light of alcohol impregnated with salt.
They had beside them what seemed to be white sheets
concealing some objects under them, standing upright or lying flat, and arranged at intervals.
Of course, as everybody knows, when the bodily eyes are thus out of the lists, the spiritual eyes are uncommonly vivacious and perspicuous; and, therefore, there were abundance of full-length portraits of the ghost, abundantly sworn and testified to, which, as if often the case with portraits, agreed with each other in no particular, except the common family peculiarity of the ghost tribe,--the wearing of a white sheet
. The poor souls were not versed in ancient history, and did not know that Shakspeare had authenticated this costume, by telling how
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.
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.
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.
'As for you, you wicked child,' said Miss Monflathers, turning to Nell, 'tell your mistress that if she presumes to take the liberty of sending to me any more, I will write to the legislative authorities and have her put in the stocks, or compelled to do penance in a white sheet
; and you may depend upon it that you shall certainly experience the treadmill if you dare to come here again.