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  • It generally lacks a bony superciliary arch; skin and eyes are brown to black; the hair black, short and frizzly or wooly; lithe nose flat and broad; the lips thick and protruding, while prognathism is universal.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • He was short and lean, tightly muscled and sinewed.

    SNOW

  • He was short and slight, with a shock of brown hair over pinched features, and Sparks supplied the name “Ben Martin” when Fabian turned toward him.

    Creative Couplings

  • He was short and reedily built, with a small belly that protruded over the belt of his pants and made him look like he was suffering from malnutrition.

    The Killing Kind

  • Though second base was unsettled, Rick Burleson and Rico Petrocelli at short and third anchored the infield.

    The Greatest Game

  • Dean Maslov is short and dense, his weight solidly packed inside a suit.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • OUR FIFTH-GRADE LITERATURE TEACHER, Ludmila Ivanovna, is short and round, wheeling from one corner of the classroom to the other on tiny feet.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Seconds after Mingh had introduced himself, Stuey asked for $100, explaining that he was short and needed something for the night.

    One of a Kind

  • I often call him “Mangie” for short and he calls himself “Manginitis,” befitting his tragicomic view of himself as a disease or condition of some sort.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good

  • In conjunction with Josco Brakus, a doctoral student at Columbia Business School, I have also created a short and straightforward scale to find out whether a specific ExPro a logo, an ad, an interior space, a web site appeals to a specific SEM.

    Experiential Marketing

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