Embroidery is worked upon a woven texture having both warp and
WOof. — f. b. palliser.
Here the linen work is refined to the texture of lace. — e. wood.
Sandstone will not carve like marble, its texture is too loose to retain a sharply moulded outline. — j. a. froude.
The porous texture of a piece of bread is due to the presence of bubbles of gas evolved by the fermentation of the yeast. — t. h. huxley.
Passing to the first age of the Christian era, we find the pontifical ornaments, the tissues that decorated the altars, and the curtains of the churches all worked with the holy images. — f. b. palliseb.
Without enough good blood, no nerve, muscle, membrane, or other tissue can be efficiently repaired. — h. spenceb.
It is a tissue of lies and hypocrisies. — j. o. hobbes.
579. th in, spare, emaciated, gaunt, meagre, lean.
Thin — opposed to stout — not plump or fat. Spare — having little flesh, scanty, frugal, lacking in substance. Emaciated — greatly reduced in flesh as by suffering, disease, or study.
Gaunt — lank, thin, and angular in appearance. Meagre — wanting in flesh; scanty; unproductive (of land). A meagre day = a fast-day. Lean — free from fat; consisting only of solid flesh or muscle.
He was thin and frail, and rather bent. — b. harraden. He had grown thin and care worn. — conan doyle. Even her small hands seemed to have grown thin and looked unnaturally white and transparent. — f. m. grawford.
He had the spare form and the pale complexion which became a student. — g. eliot.
Nature had given her that tall spare form. — i. zangwill.
His figure, though spare, showed signs of activity and endurance. — a. allardyce.
The spare emaciated form of Wyclif, weakened by study and by asceticism hardly promised a Reformer who would carry on the stormy work of Ockham. — j. r. green.
Emaciated by the austerities of his self-imposed discipline. — G. w. cox.