definition of decoration by The Free Dictionary


In the internal decoration, if not in the external architecture of their residences, the English are supreme.
And then, as to his decoration: headstall, breast-bands, saddle and crupper are lavishly embroidered with beads, and hung with thimbles, hawks’ bells, and bunches of ribbons.
There were six divisions in the apartment, and each division was ornamented with a style of decoration peculiar to itself–and these decorations were in every instance formed of human bones!
The decoration of the walls was most elaborate, and, unlike the frescoes in the other buildings I had examined, portrayed many human figures in the compositions.
None of them could answer that question, however; so the Saw-Horse decided it was some rare decoration and became very fond of it.
Hence it came to pass that these two Classes could see no force in the so-called axiom about “Distinction of Sides implying Distinction of Colour”; and when all others had succumbed to the fascinations of corporal decoration, the Priests and the Women alone still remained pure from the pollution of paint.
Between the vases is a cheerful decoration of preserved coffin plates — five in all, pertaining respectively to Janet’s father and mother, a brother, her sister Anne, and a hired man who died here once!
He was at one and the same instant all modern, all imminently primitive, capable of fighting in redness of tooth and claw, desirous of remaining modern for as long as he could with his will master the study of ebon black of skin and dazzling white of decoration that confronted him.
Viewed as work, this decoration was slow to do, and dirty to deal with.
He had eyes that assorted very well with that decoration, being of a surface black, with no depth in the colour or form, and much too near together–as if they were afraid of being found out in something, singly, if they kept too far apart.
She is decorated all over with beads and bracelets and embroidered dandelions; but her principal decoration consists of the softest little gray eyes in the world, which rest upon you with a profundity of confidence–a confidence that I really feel some compunction in betraying.
He narrated that episode so persistently and with so important an air that everyone believed in the merit and usefulness of his deed, and he had obtained two decorations for Austerlitz.

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