la petite robe de Solange, ses bas, sa paire de souliers à talons plats

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L’actrice qui joue Solange est vêtue d’une petite robe noire, des bas de fil noirs, une paire de souliers noirs à talons plats.

(Genet, Les Bonnes)

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the plush upholstery of the Blooms’ sofa, the inlaid checker of their majolicatopped table

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Describe the alterations effected in the disposition of the articles of furnitures?

A sofa upholstered in prune plush had been translocated from opposite the door to the ingleside near the compactly furled Union Jack (an alteration which he had frequently intended to execute) : the blue and white checker inlaid majolicatopped table had been placed opposite the door in the place vacated by the prune plush sofa : the walnut sideboard (a projecting angle of which had momentarily arrested his ingress) had been moved from its position beside the door to a more advantageous but more perilous position in front of the door : two chairs had been moved from right and left of the ingleside to the position originally occupied by the blue and white checker inlaid majolicatopped table.

(Ulysses, ch. 17)

great wreaths of magnificent bloom of graceful wild clematis, pretty bright senna shrubs, their blossoms which rivalled the sky in brilliance

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The graceful wild clematis festooned the shrubbery along the creeks with great wreaths of magnificent white bloom, which loaded every breeze with perfume; the pretty bright green senna shrubs along the river-banks were decked in blossoms which rivalled the deep blue of the sky in brilliance; the magpies built their nests in the tall gum-trees, and savagely attacked unwary travellers who ventured too near their domain; the horses were rolling fat, and invited one to get on their satin backs and have a gallop; the cry of the leather-heads was heard in the orchard as the cherry season approached.

(Miles Franklin, My Brilliant Career, ch. 12)

heaps of pebbles vomited up by Rubuntja men at Inggodna

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During summer, on the other hand, these pebble heaps were carefully avoided and the charm verses belonging to them were never uttered, lest their inherent magic power should cause the sun to scorch to death both men and animals; for the very presence of these black pebble heaps at Inggodna was believed to be one of the reasons for the long and fierce heat-waves that afflicted the Horseshoe Bend area each summer.

(T. G. H. Strehlow, Journey to Horseshoe Bend)

the sharp crest of plumes of a decorated ceremonial chief, the rock of the sharp and pointed crest of Kngeitnama, the Finke Valley

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Its mighty cone dominated the flat-topped mountains around it, just as a decorated ceremonial chief, wearing a sharp crest of white plumes, might loom up above a group of his followers who were carrying horizontal ornaments on their heads. Kngeitnama, whose name meant ‘the Father is standing’, was associated with a local rain myth. Its sharp and pointed crest was formed of white rock, and from its broad and rounded base the land fell down steeply towards the green Finke Valley, which could be seen against the northern horizon.

(T. G. H. Strehlow, Journey to Horseshoe Bend)