The seraph and I pressed close behind Angel, glad of the warm contact of each other's bodies.
He replied, 'Madam, the kalmia has precisely the colours of a seraph's wing.'
The seraph had turned fatalist and was being squeezed nearer and nearer the "Desdemona."
The seraph cast one anguished look at his dumpling and burst into tears.
The seraph treated him to a long, unhurried scrutiny, starting from the boots and working up to the freckled face and sandy hair.
"I s'pose she's a spoiled child," said The seraph, dreamily.
Candidly I cannot say whether my questions were prompted by what the seraph would call a sub-conscious plan of campaign.
Our friend had The seraph between his knees, and was gazing at the back of his head.
He has the face of a seraph, and a voice that lisps out curses with the fluency of a veteran trooper.
The seraph stood like a rumpled robin where she had deposited him.
1667, first used by Milton (probably on analogy of cherub/cherubim), back-formed singular from Old English seraphim (plural), from Late Latin seraphim, from Greek seraphim, from Hebrew seraphim (only in Isa. vi), plural of *saraph (which does not occur in the Bible), probably literally "the burning one," from saraph "it burned." Seraphs were traditionally regarded as burning or flaming angels, though the word seems to have some etymological sense of "flying," perhaps from confusion with the root of Arabic sharafa "be lofty." Some scholars identify it with a word found in other passages interpreted as "fiery flying serpent."