e.g - Teeth chattering, we waited for hours in the bitter cold.
Sails flapping, the boat tugged at its mooring.
The participle may be expanded into a participle phrase --
Sails flapping in the brisk morning breeze, the boat tugged at its mooring.
An absolute phrase with other combinations
1). Noun and adverb phrase - Ram sat back comfortable, feet up on the desk.
2). Noun and adjective - Muscles taut, he hefted the barbells to his chest.
3). Noun and adjective phrase - She waved to the crowd, her face radiant with triumph.
4). Noun and adverb - Shoulders hunched, Ronaldo zigzagged past the linebacker.
We can use various absolute phrases in succession - Hair golden, eyes blue, body slender and tanned, he personified the California look.
Note - We can put an absolute phrase at the beginning of a sentence or at the end, setting it off with a comma.
We can also put an absolute phrase in the middle.
e.g - The speaker, his voice trembling with rage, denounced the hecklers. (note the pair of commas)
See the sentence number 14 at the link below