And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty...
2 Chronicles 3:6 (KJV)
On the table was a roast sirloin of pork, garnished with shamrocks.
O. Henry -- The Four Million
...a tall lank gentleman of solemn features, wearing spectacles, and garnished with much less hair than a gentleman bordering on forty, or thereabouts, usually boasts,
Charles Dickens -- The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
The quaint windows are filled with little panes, and garnished with white muslin curtains, and brightened with boxes of blooming flowers.
Mark Twain -- A Tramp Abroad
the whip, which was garnished with a massive horse’s head of plated metal
Anne Bronte -- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Cover the filled chiles with this nut sauce and garnish with the pomegranates.
Laura Esquivel -- Like Water for Chocolate
She set a small plate of chocolates in the middle of the table, guessing correctly that I’d probably want those more than the caviar-garnished salmon.
Kiera Cass -- The Heir
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"No one was garnishing her wages if that’s what you mean."
David Baldacci -- Zero Day
Printed on it are processed meats, cold cuts as tall as he is, reds and pinks, gray at the edges, garnished with parsley sprigs the size of shrubs.
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
Then I garnish it with a cut-up strawberry.
Kathryn Stockett -- The Help
So are you, sweet, Even in the lovely garnish of a boy.
William Shakespeare -- The Merchant of Venice
Sometimes he’d stop at the store and buy various ingredients for his turtle soup, various spices and garnishes.
James McBride -- The Color of Water
On buffet tables, garnished with glistening hors-d’oeuvre, spiced baked hams crowded against salads of harlequin designs and pastry pigs and turkeys bewitched to a dark gold.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The Great Gatsby
At first, rather ordinary fare garnished the lines.
Ellen Hopkins -- Burned
"PARDIEU!" replied d’Artagnan, "for my part, I am eating veal garnished with shrimps and vegetables."
Alexandre Dumas -- The Three Musketeers
The supper consisted of a roast pheasant garnished with Corsican blackbirds; a boar’s ham with jelly, a quarter of a kid with tartar sauce, a glorious turbot, and a gigantic lobster.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
"How evidently he belongs to the best society," said she to a third; and the vicomte was served up to the company in the choicest and most advantageous style, like a well-garnished joint of roast beef on a hot dish.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
In the meantime, his son, whose head was garnished with tenderer spikes, and whose young eyes stood close by one another, as his father’s did, kept the required watch upon his mother.
Charles Dickens -- A Tale of Two Cities
Zeus be my witness, and the table garnished for true friends, and Odysseus’ own hearth- by heaven, all I say will come to pass!
Homer -- The Odyssey
All round, her unpanelled, open bulwarks were garnished like one continuous jaw, with the long sharp teeth of the sperm whale, inserted there for pins, to fasten her old hempen thews and tendons to.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
His breakfast consisted of a side-dish, a broiled fish with Reading sauce, a scarlet slice of roast beef garnished with mushrooms, a rhubarb and gooseberry tart, and a morsel of Cheshire cheese, the whole being washed down with several cups of tea, for which the Reform is famous.
Jules Verne -- Around the World in 80 Days
… CYRANO: If I have used it to arrest you At the first starting,—now, ’twould be an outrage, An insult—to the perfumed Night—to Nature— To speak fine words that garnish vain love-letters!
Edmond Rostand -- Cyrano de Bergerac
In a bed of greens lay filleted trout garnished with parsley, and on the side, pickled eel stared forlornly at an urn of cheese, as if hoping to somehow escape back into a river.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
His conversation was in free and easy defiance of Murray’s Grammar,* and was garnished at convenient intervals with various profane expressions, which not even the desire to be graphic in our account shall induce us to transcribe.
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
In the ruined wing, through windows garnished with bars of iron, the dismantled chambers of the main building of brick are visible; the English guards were in ambush in these rooms; the spiral of the staircase, CHAPTER II.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
From school duties she was exonerated: Mrs. Fairfax had pressed me into her service, and I was all day in the storeroom, helping (or hindering) her and the cook; learning to make custards and cheese-cakes and French pastry, to truss game and garnish desert-dishes.
Charlotte Bronte -- Jane Eyre
Okay, she admitted that she could get used to living like this: lounging on the diving board in the backyard pool, an ice cold glass of sweet tea by her side, a fruit tray in the cabana, which had been served by the chef, along with real silverware and a fancy mint garnish.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Last Song
On either side of her, the twins lounged easily in their chairs, squinting at the sunlight through tall mint-garnished glasses as they laughed and talked, their long legs, booted to the knee and thick with saddle muscles, crossed negligently.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
It was made up of various fish and some slices of sea cucumber, that praiseworthy zoophyte, all garnished with such highly appetizing seaweed as the Porphyra laciniata and the Laurencia primafetida.
Jules Verne -- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
At one shop pilaus were being sold, mounds of saffron rice on buttered plantain leaves, glistening with ghee and garnished with red chillies and curling strips of fried onion.
Kamala Markandaya -- Nectar in a Sieve
But Gracian and Placidas were left to furnish and garnish the castles, for dread of King Claudas.
Thomas Malory -- Le Morte D’Arthur
She garnished it liberally with whipped cream, plunked two spoons on the table, sat down and indicated that Francie do the same.
Betty Smith -- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
He was likewise furnished with a felt hat well garnished with turnpike tickets; and a carter’s whip.
Charles Dickens -- Oliver Twist
But Gracian and Placidas were left to furnish and garnish the castles, for dread of King Claudas.
Thomas Malory -- Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
The yoke a man creates for himself by wrong-doing will breed hate in the kindliest nature; and the good-humoured, affectionate-hearted Godfrey Cass was fast becoming a bitter man, visited by cruel wishes, that seemed to enter, and depart, and enter again, like demons who had found in him a ready-garnished home.
George Eliot -- Silas Marner
I even saw my mother licking her fingers after consuming a second piece of Jennifer Anne’s chocolate pudding pie, which was garnished with a healthy scoop of Cool Whip.
Sarah Dessen -- This Lullaby
He was asking, too, the well-known eccentric enthusiast, Pestsov, a liberal, a great talker, a musician, an historian, and the most delightfully youthful person of fifty, who would be a sauce or garnish for Koznishev and Karenin.
Leo Tolstoy -- Anna Karenina
The voice at the end of the bed said: "Meanwhile here is a quick and attractive lemon garnish suitable for any sea food."
Don DeLillo -- White Noise
He said, ’I will have that Earl of Cornwall’s head in a pie-dish, by my halidomel’ So he sent our Grandfather a letter which bid him to stuff him and garnish him, for within forty days he would fetch him out of the strongest castle that he had!
T. H. White -- The Once and Future King
Ashore in the garb of a civilian, scarce anyone would have taken him for a sailor, more especially that he never garnished unprofessional talk with nautical terms, and grave in his bearing, evinced little appreciation of mere humor.
Herman Melville -- Billy Budd
They served four dishes of soup, each garnished with two young parrots; a boiled condor which weighed two hundred pounds; two roasted monkeys, of excellent flavour; three hundred humming-birds in one dish, and six hundred fly-birds in another; exquisite ragouts; delicious pastries; the whole served up in dishes of a kind of rock-crystal.
Voltaire -- Candide
As for the vegetables, there was everything which the hand of man could coax from the soil; glittering red radishes and white, hollow lotus root and taro, green cabbages and celery, curling bean sprouts and brown chestnuts and garnishes of fragrant cress.
Pearl S. Buck -- The Good Earth
This opportunity came before tea: I secured five minutes with her in the housekeeper’s room, where, in the twilight, amid a smell of lately baked bread, but with the place all swept and garnished, I found her sitting in pained placidity before the fire.
Henry James -- The Turn of the Screw
A fine man, a great talker, making his spurs ring as he walked, wearing whiskers that ran into his moustache, his fingers always garnished with rings and dressed in loud colours, he had the dash of a military man with the easy go of a commercial traveller.
Gustave Flaubert -- Madame Bovary
There was plate after plate of salads garnished with radishes cut into lovely roses and carrots fanned Out to resemble pine trees.
Betty Mahmoody -- Not Without My Daughter
He occupies himself with undressing and then garnishing Lydia: she should be garlanded with flowers — ivory-coloured, shell pink — and with perhaps a border of hothouse grapes and peaches.
Margaret Atwood -- Alias Grace
…and holding out the promise of cakes and hasty-pudding; and the yellow pumpkins lying beneath them, turning up their fair round bellies to the sun, and giving ample prospects of the most luxurious of pies; and anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields breathing the odor of the beehive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slapjacks, well buttered, and garnished with honey or treacle, by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van Tassel.