Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out
The party, which had seemed so odd to her the night before, was already gathered round the table, still under the influence of sleep, and therefore uncommunicative, but her entrance sent a little flutter like a breath of air through them all.
She was curiously conscious of his presence and appearance -- his well-cut clothes, his crackling shirt-front, his cuffs with blue rings round them, and the square-tipped, very clean fingers with the red stone on the little finger of the left hand.
not willing to talk to other people or give opinions;
1. the end of a coat or shirt sleeve at the wrist;