Word usage examples
And standing between them to be seen by all, and first looking upon both with eyes of pity, he drew from the folds of his selham a long knife such as the Reefians wear, and taking his father by his white hair he slew him and cast his body down the rocks.
In the meantime, the other two had sped away to the Kasbah, and before Israel had ridden far into the town, the Kaid--against all usage of his class and country--ran and met him--afoot, slipperless, wearing nothing but selham and tarboosh, out of breath, yet with a mouth full of excuses.
In the dark he found the place, and taking bags in both his hands and hiding them under the folds of his selham, he tried to escape from the Kasbah unseen.
He was seen to draw his arms from beneath his selham, to hold both his money-bags against his breast, to plunge a hand into the necks of them, and fling handfuls of coins to the people.
In short, dear Pelham, neither Reginald nor Coelia would accompany me on a Call and I would not go alone, so although we were three whole days in Keswick and expecting momentarily the most Inconvenient of Meetings we escaped without a sight of them.
Pelham tramped into the foreroom, removed-his oxygen nosepiece and the cold cylinders attached to it.
To walk from Milltown to Pelham Place in a heavy snow with no overshoes and no umbrella was just like her.
I was only going to set you right, and say that the Pelhams are fashionable folks and the Wentworths are not.
Fanny thinks the Wentworths are fully equal to the Pelhams or any one else.
The Pelhams have got more money and like to spend it in that way,--in being fashionable society folks, I suppose.