Their isolation has made them ignorant to some extent of the world's progress, while a supersensitive patriotism blinds them to the discredit and disorganization which political strife and misrule have brought upon them.
But now forget all about blinds and whiskers for a moment, and, standing in the Right Whale's mouth, look around you afresh.
The cabin lamp--taking long swings this way and that--was burning fitfully, and casting fitful shadows upon the old man's bolted door,--a thin one, with fixed blinds inserted, in place of upper panels.
She opened the mini blinds and looked down at the busy city six stories below.
The roof is about twelve feet high, and runs to a pretty sharp angle, as if there were a regular ridge-pole there; while these ribbed, arched, hairy sides, present us with those wondrous, half vertical, scimetar-shaped slats of whalebone, say three hundred on a side, which depending from the upper part of the head or crown bone, form those Venetian blinds which have elsewhere been cursorily mentioned.
The next time she opened her eyes, sunshine filtered through alabaster blinds on a hospital window.
She sighed as she closed the blinds and drew the drapes.
Natasha lay down, but when Princess Mary had drawn the blinds and was going away she called her back.
Here, brush this old hair aside; it blinds me, that I seem to weep.
In the central blinds of bone, as they stand in their natural order, there are certain curious marks, curves, hollows, and ridges, whereby some whalemen calculate the creature's age, as the age of an oak by its circular rings.