It might be palace without, but it was wigwam within; so that, between the stateliness of his mansion and the squalidness of his furniture, the gallant White Plume presented some such whimsical incongruity as we see in the gala equipments
of an Indian chief on a treaty-making embassy at Washington, who has been generously decked out in cocked hat and military coat, in contrast to his breech-clout and leathern legging; being grand officer at top, and ragged Indian at bottom.
The mail coat, a spear, a shield, that I did not know how to use, a couple of /tollas/, a revolver, and a huge plume, which I pinned into the top of my shooting hat, in order to give a bloodthirsty finish to my appearance, completed my modest equipment
Butteridge's conception of an adequate equipment
for a balloon ascent: a hamper which included a game pie, a Roman pie, a cold fowl, tomatoes, lettuce, ham sandwiches, shrimp sandwiches, a large cake, knives and forks and paper plates, self-heating tins of coffee and cocoa, bread, butter, and marmalade, several carefully packed bottles of champagne, bottles of Perrier water, and a big jar of water for washing, a portfolio, maps, and a compass, a rucksack containing a number of conveniences, including curling-tongs and hair-pins,, a cap with ear-flaps, and so forth.
The bones were in a fair state of preservation and indicated by their intactness that the flesh had probably been picked from them by vultures as none was broken; but the pieces of equipment
bore out the suggestion of their great age.
I was also aware of the fact that the sending apparatus of the Toreador's wireless equipment
was sealed, and that it would only be used in event of dire necessity.
Daylight was delighted; the purchase was immediately made; and Bob, with riding gear and personal equipment
, was despatched across the bay forthwith to take up his quarters in the stables of the Oakland Riding Academy.
In spite of every advantage of university training, and in the face of her bachelorship of arts, his power of intellect overshadowed hers, and his year or so of self-study and equipment
gave him a mastery of the affairs of the world and art and life that she could never hope to possess.
Like Margaret, he disdained the heroic equipment
, and it was only after many visits that men discovered Schlegel to possess a character and a brain.
I, who could have bought them out, bag and baggage, and the schooner and its equipment
, a score of times over
By the time I came back Alan must have told his story; for it seemed understood that I was to fly with him, and they were all busy upon our equipment
Figure 2-15 Retail Dollar Shares of Watering/Spraying Equipment
by Product Segment, 2014 (percent)
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