Veiling his clear-cut
, lean face in a thin layer of a hard, high cloud, I have seen him, like a wizened robber sheik of the sea, hold up large caravans of ships to the number of three hundred or more at the very gates of the English Channel.
and handsome features; their eyes are well set and large, though a slight narrowness lends them a crafty appearance.
That was all--there was no clear-cut
horizontal line marking the dip of the globe below the line of vision.
The moonlight shone on the white stones, bringing them out in clear-cut
relief against the dark trees behind.
Visions came to him, clear-cut
and real, and concepts sharp as steel cutting-edges.
By his side walked a woman, tall and slight and dark, with lithe, graceful figure and clear-cut
, composed features.
She was of medium height, well formed, and with fine, clear-cut
He leaned forward in his chair with an expression of extraordinary concentration upon his clear-cut
, hawklike features.
Even the shadows were sharp and stiff and clear-cut
, as no proper shadows should be.
Thitherto English prose had seldom attained to thorough conciseness and order; it had generally been more or less formless or involved in sentence structure or pretentious in general manner; but the Restoration writers substantially formed the more logical and clear-cut
manner which, generally speaking, has prevailed ever since.
The red tint of his clear-cut
face with trim short black whiskers under a cap of curly iron-grey hair was the only warm spot in the dinginess of that room cooled by the cheerless tablecloth.
That a stomach, disordered by decayed elephant flesh, a lion roaring in the jungle, a picture-book, and sleep could have so truly portrayed all the clear-cut
details of what he had seemingly experienced was quite beyond his knowledge; yet he knew that Numa could not climb a tree, he knew that there existed in the jungle no such bird as he had seen, and he knew, too, that he could not have fallen a tiny fraction of the distance he had hurtled downward, and lived.