The luminous part traced on the sea an immense oval
, much elongated, the centre of which condensed a burning heat, whose overpowering brilliancy died out by successive gradations.
I could just see the curate's face, a dim, oval
shape, and his collar and cuffs.
face was lengthened, his smiling mouth had assumed the firm and marked lines which betoken resolution; his eyebrows were arched beneath a brow furrowed with thought; his eyes were full of melancholy, and from their depths occasionally sparkled gloomy fires of misanthropy and hatred; his complexion, so long kept from the sun, had now that pale color which produces, when the features are encircled with black hair, the aristocratic beauty of the man of the north; the profound learning he had acquired had besides diffused over his features a refined intellectual expression; and he had also acquired, being naturally of a goodly stature, that vigor which a frame possesses which has so long concentrated all its force within itself.
At last, he took a pencil and pointed out an imperceptible black point in the scallops of an oval
blotch, adding: "There it is.
It was built in a perfect oval
, and lighted from a crystal dome above.
I thought the slight color which usually adorned the fair oval
cheeks of Adrienne deepened a little at this remark, and I certainly felt a little tremor in the hand which held me; but it could not have been shame, as the sweet girl often alluded to her poverty in a way so simple and natural, as to prove that she had no false feelings on that subject.
At that I suppose he raised up his face, a dimly pale oval
in the shadow of the ship's side.
It was a small oval
face, of a uniform transparent whiteness, with an egglike line of cheek and chin, a full but firm mouth, a delicate nostril, and a low perpendicular brow, surmounted by a rising arch of parting between smooth locks of pale reddish hair.
The veil, which shrouded her whole face, was too thick for me to see more than the glitter of bright eyes and the hazy outline of what might be a lovely oval
face, but might also, unfortunately, be an equally unlovely one.
The face of this girl was a rounded oval
, and each feature as perfectly formed as the heart or imagination of man could desire.
and the longer one at the bottom like a mouth - and then the shape of the whole is oval
Its leaves, of a fine green, are oval
, and disposed by threes.