During these minutes I sat with eyes on the portieres and a frog in my throat.
When we called in the dog she stepped to the portieres and commenced her vigil.
With a clink of glasses, Cunningham entered through the portieres.
In the midst of the mirth, the portieres were lifted and Gwendolyn came in.
"I overheard part of the tale from behind the portieres," he says.
It was only a step to the portieres, the open window—and escape.
Muffled sounds came at long intervals from behind the portieres.
"You can do almost anything with screens and portieres," I said.
If your bed-room opens from the parlor make it dainty and sweet and close the portieres until merely a glimpse appears.
Shagarach stepped to the cleft in the portieres and excused himself to answer a ring at the doorbell.