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moustache

moustache
Small retractable foreplanes. These normally operate only beyond the stalling angle of attacks and thus permit aircraft to maneuver at very high angles of attack.
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His delicate mustache marked a perfectly straight line upon his upper lip; he appeared to dread to lower his hands lest their veins should swell, and he pinched the tips of his ears from time to time to preserve their delicate pink transparency.
And for one instant he saw again the man with mustaches like dark horns leap up on to the bridge and disappear.
When she comes to a party she brings with her a gentleman with a good deal of manner and a wonderful mustache.
Denisov sat gloomily biting his mustache and listening to the conversation, evidently with no wish to take part in it.
I was smoking my pipe quietly by my dismantled steamer, and saw them all cutting capers in the light, with their arms lifted high, when the stout man with mustaches came tearing down to the river, a tin pail in his hand, assured me that everybody was 'behaving splendidly, splendidly, dipped about a quart of water and tore back again.
Captain von Heumann would twirl his mustaches into twin spires, shoot his white cuffs over his rings, and stare at me insolently through his rimless eyeglasses; we ought to have consoled each other, but we never exchanged a syllable.
He, like the old writer, had a white mustache, and when he cried he puckered up his lips and the mustache bobbed up and down.
Richard rose, with the remaining hairs of his mustache in his hand.
And Kotick curled up his mustache (it was a beauty) and said, "I am the only white seal that has ever been born on the beaches, and I am the only seal, black or white, who ever thought of looking for new islands.
A brow white and void of wrinkles, beneath his long hair, now more white than black; an eye piercing and mild, under the lids of a young man; his mustache, fine but slightly grizzled, waved over lips of a pure and delicate model, as if they had never been curled by mortal passions; a form straight and supple; an irreproachable but thin hand -- this was what remained of the illustrious gentleman whom so many illustrious mouths had praised under the name of Athos.
D'Artagnan listened with the greatest attention, biting his mustache to conceal his vexation; and the queens were not less interested.
To be sure he had a mustache, which in those days devoted a man to wickedness, but by day it was a blond mustache, quite flaxen, in fact, and not at all the dark and deadly thing it was behind the footlights at night.