It was a large, dark room, furnished in a funereal manner with black horsehair
, and loaded with heavy dark tables.
One morning the boss suddenly wants to know how many horsehair
sofas there are in Brixton, the number of pins that would reach from London Bridge to Waterloo.
Mr Twemlow returning to his sofa, lays down his aching head on its slippery little horsehair
bolster, with a strong internal conviction that a painful interview is not the kind of thing to be taken after the dinner pills which are so highly salutary in connexion with the pleasures of the table.
We supported him between us to a horsehair
sofa, for the room was furnished, and I begged him not to speak, while his one-eyed deliverer was at the door before Raffles recalled him with a sharp word in Italian.
Piles of cardboard boxes, such as milliners and dressmakers use in Europe, cumbered the corners; and by some means he had procured for himself the sort of furniture that might have come out of a respectable parlour in the East End of London --a horsehair
sofa, arm-chairs of the same.
Each jacket or coat is made using horsehair
construction and the sleeves are set in by hand.
"He had an old horsehair
mattress, and once they go up it gets very smoky and very hot.
Karinska gleamed an exultant smile as Balanchine said, "A triumph!" The wig that I was to wear throughout the ballet was a sculpted sweep of shiny black horsehair
with two little nests of jeweled ornaments.
The last suit I had was lined with horsehair
. When one of the sleeves got torn we shot the jacket.
The Welsh sporran - known as a "sgrepan" - was seized because it was feared the goat and horsehair
item could contain foot and mouth.
From the Mexican period come a horsehair
rope and a shawl from a ranchero family.