It was one of those collections of stories of bloody murders, ghostly legends, and supernatural visitations, which, coarsely
got up and illustrated, have a strange fascination for one who once begins to read them.
Chambers was strong beyond his years, and a good fighter; strong because he was coarsely
fed and hard worked about the house, and a good fighter because Tom furnished him plenty of practice-- on white boys whom he hated and was afraid of.
Neither of them possessed energy or wit to belabour me soundly, but they insulted me as coarsely
as they could in their little way: especially Celine, who even waxed rather brilliant on my personal defects--deformities she termed them.
And indeed bad as his clothes were and coarsely
as he spoke, he had none of the appearance of a man who sailed before the mast, but seemed like a mate or skipper accustomed to be obeyed or to strike.
followed, it would have merited a name grown somewhat unfamiliar to our ears.
I did not understand that she was hiding her feelings under irony, that this is usually the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely
and intrusively invaded, and that their pride makes them refuse to surrender till the last moment and shrink from giving expression to their feelings before you.
His glance was keen but showed cunning rather than intelligence; his lips were straight, and so thin that, as they closed, they were drawn in over the teeth; his cheek-bones were broad and projecting, a never-failing proof of audacity and craftiness; while the flatness of his forehead, and the enlargement of the back of his skull, which rose much higher than his large and coarsely
shaped ears, combined to form a physiognomy anything but prepossessing, save in the eyes of such as considered that the owner of so splendid an equipage must needs be all that was admirable and enviable, more especially when they gazed on the enormous diamond that glittered in his shirt, and the red ribbon that depended from his button-hole.
The exterior was painted white on the front and on the end which was exposed to the street; but in the rear, and on the side which was intended to join the neighboring house, it was coarsely
smeared with Spanish brown.
It was in great pains and upheavals--that I felt in every fibre but its dominant idea, to put it coarsely
, was to get back a bit of its own.
He was a middle-sized man, coarsely
clad as became his calling, with a coloured shirt protruding through the rent in his tattered coat.
In short, I was in a flutter for a little while and felt as if an old chord had been more coarsely
touched than it ever had been since the days of the dear old doll, long buried in the garden.
We were troubled a little at dinner today by the conduct of an American, who talked very loudly and coarsely
and laughed boisterously where all others were so quiet and well behaved.