He sat kicking his heels against the valance of the bed, and thinking.
Paddy howled, and I lifted a corner of the valance to see what was transpiring.
The dull, black, frowzy outline of the valance above me was within an inch of being parallel with his waist.
Scott stooped, and raised the valance with the greatest precaution.
So Sara Lee got into her white bed with the dotted Swiss valance, and drew the covers to her chin, and looked a scant sixteen.
Faded calico covered the seat, a valance of the same hung about the legs; two of the upright spindles were missing from the back.
The valance was lifted and disclosed a large quarter cask and several kegs full of rum, which were taken up and deposited outside.
Christina looked along his arm, along the lifted revolver, to what was now only a dark opening in the valance.
Turn in the upper edge of the valance, gather it to fit the bed and pin it in position.
He was a small-faced man, with a squarely aquiline nose and a black moustache, which hung like a valance over his mouth.
piece of drapery, mid-15c., from Anglo-French *valance, from valer "go down," variant of Old French avaler; or possibly from the plural of Old French avalant, from present participle of avaler "go down." The notion is of something "hanging down."