The valleys were destitute of herbage, and scantily clothed with a stunted
species of wormwood, generally known among traders and trappers by the name of sage.
Sylvie was gentle in manners, intelligent in mind; she was even sincere, as far as her religion would permit her to be so, but her physical organization was defective; weak health stunted
her growth and chilled her spirits, and then, destined as she was for the cloister, her whole soul was warped to a conventual bias, and in the tame, trained subjection of her manner, one read that she had already prepared herself for her future course of life, by giving up her independence of thought and action into the hands of some despotic confessor.
The mountains to the east of the river were spurs of the Rocky range, and of great magnitude; those on the west were little better than hills, bleak and barren, or scantily clothed with stunted
Suddenly we looked down into a cuplike depression, patched with stunted
oaks and firs which had been twisted and bent by the fury of years of storm.
Even at that moment of tension I found time for amazement at the discovery that he was quite a short man, his head not higher than my shoulder--a stunted
Hercules whose tremendous vitality had all run to depth, breadth, and brain.
And it is ten times more so when to the schoolboy you add the skeptic, who is generally a sort of stunted
I saw then that the unusually forlorn and stunted
look of the house was partly due to the loss of what is known in New England as the "L": that long deep-roofed adjunct usually built at right angles to the main house, and connecting it, by way of storerooms and tool-house, with the wood-shed and cow-barn.
This was plainly no debilitated wreck of a dragon, its growth stunted
Here, in a thicket of stunted
oaks, her verandahs spread themselves above the island-dotted waters.