When he painted women he flattered them; when he talked to them he did the same.
It did not seem possible that that "porter" had talent and painted women so well.
When a brace of painted women, emboldened by his attitude, shot covert remarks at him, he turned on them sharply.
And where the men liked him the painted women worshipped him—but they worshipped from afar.
At the rear of the bar a flight of stairs led upward to the rooms of the painted women.
And it was concerning one of these painted women that, three weeks later, Brent had his first "run in" with Cuter Malone.
She found Androvsky there, watching the painted women as if half fascinated, half horrified by them.
There flashed through his mind a vague memory of the wooing of the painted women of Seal Bay.
Sallow-faced and painted women, more undressed than dressed, sit beside them, hale companions.
The world at large had a way of calling them painted women; but this day their faces were not painted nor were they garishly clad.