Instantly, Miss Skiffins stopped it with the neatness of a placid boxer, took off that girdle or cestus as before, and laid it on the table.
Do what he would, and love me though he did, the light left his face ever and again, and a film came over the placid look at the white ceiling.
The change, though it was made without noise, drew back the film from the placid look at the white ceiling, and he looked most affectionately at me.
The placid look at the white ceiling came back, and passed away, and his head dropped quietly on his breast.
"Nor I." The moon began to rise, and I thought of the placid look at the white ceiling, which had passed away.
As the days went on, I noticed more and more that he would lie placidly looking at the white ceiling, with an absence of light in his face until some word of mine brightened it for an instant, and then it would subside again.
"Well," said Joe, passing the poker into his left hand, that he might feel his whisker; and I had no hope of him whenever he took to that placid occupation; "your sister’s a master-mind.
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a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
I scan their faces, trying to look as placid as possible.