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His countenance thus triply hooped, as it were, with tattooing, always reminded me of those unhappy wretches whom I have sometimes observed gazing out sentimentally from behind the grated bars of a prison window; whilst the entire body of my savage valet, covered all over with representations of birds and fishes, and a variety of most unaccountable-looking creatures, suggested to me the idea of a pictorial museum of natural history, or an illustrated copy of 'Goldsmith's Animated Nature.'
He had opened his oblong box, in order to feast his eyes on the pictorial treasure within.
The curtained windows clouded the Break of Day, but it seemed light and warm, and it announced in legible inscriptions with appropriate pictorial embellishment of billiard cue and ball, that at the Break of Day one could play billiards; that there one could find meat, drink, and lodgings, whether one came on horseback, or came on foot; and that it kept good wines, liqueurs, and brandy.
Indeed, except in respect of staring about him (a branch of the public service to which the pictorial cherub is much addicted), this domestic cherub discharged as many odd functions as his prototype; with the difference, say, that he performed with a blacking-brush on the family's boots, instead of performing on enormous wind instruments and double-basses, and that he conducted himself with cheerful alacrity to much useful purpose, instead of foreshortening himself in the air with the vaguest intentions.
His pictorial tastes were consulted, I observed, in their respective styles of wearing their hair, the Beauty daughter being in the classic manner, the Sentiment daughter luxuriant and flowing, and the Comedy daughter in the arch style, with a good deal of sprightly forehead, and vivacious little curls dotted about the corners of her eyes.
Writing seems to have consisted originally of pictures, which gradually became conventionalized, coming in time to represent syllables, and finally letters on the telephone principle of "T for Tommy." But it would seem that writing nowhere began as an attempt to represent speech it began as a direct pictorial representation of what was to be expressed.
The fundamental purpose of engineering drawings, ranging from design drawings to exploded pictorial drawings, is a common one: They are prepared to convey necessary ideas and facts to others within and beyond the engineering department (Luzadder, 1986).
The social pattern behind the great appeal of news in pictorial form appears unmistakable.
At the age of 24 he became Fleet Street's youngest-ever editor, when he was appointed editor of the Sunday Pictorial , now the Sunday Mirror.
He also used "pictographs" (pictorial symbols) that told stories and made certain points.
ISLAMABAD -- The government decision to introduce larger pictorial health warnings (PHW) on cigarette packets starting June 1 has not been implemented yet.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 8 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the Karnataka High Court's order that had quashed the rule for 85 percent pictorial warning on tobacco packs.