The Bee herself is a magnificent insect, with dark-violet wings and a black-velvet dress.
We always speak of these black-velvet parts as dowager bits.
In the corners of the long room, black-velvet shadows lurked as the yellow candle flame moved.
With September comes the nuptial badge, the black-velvet bib.
The men with the black-velvet covered shields, all stuck full of "souvenirs," are here, and the men with the little canes.
I must now get into the black-velvet dress to go to the first reception of the new rgime at Chapultepec.
That's she with the black ringlets and Cashmere shawl, smelling-bottle, and black-velvet gown, and bird of paradise in her hat.
An iridescent buckle, with hues such as you see in a pigeon's neck, at the side of my black-velvet toque was my only bit of color.