A prettiness mummified by years of chalk dust.
He is a tall, grandly built man she tall and delicate. Both are narrow-faced with long, imperial noses as they pose for pictures, it is a turkey buzzard sharing companionably with an egret.
This sentimental comedy by the Soviet playwright Aleksei Arbuzov is said to have had a great success in its own country. So do fringed lamp shades.
In the middle of the silence in a writer's house lies an invalid the book being worked on.