- Bronze- hued coolies balance heavy loads on the swaying pikolan, a sloping pole of elastic bamboo, and strolling players, rouged and tinselled, collect crowds in every open space where a fluttering tamarind- tree offers a welcome patch of shadow to each turbaned audience, clad in the paradisaical garb of the tropics. - "Through the Malay Archipelago", Emily Richings.
- He had recently left Brook Farm, had just been married, and with his bride he settled down in the " Old Manse" for three paradisaical years. - "Brief History of English and American Literature", Henry A. Beers.
- Of the Roc de Tayac, in and against which this paradisaical hotel is plastered, I shall have more to say in another chapter. - "Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe", Sabine Baring-Gould.