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  • He had not previously met M. Deleben, and found him amiable enough, a rotund, black-visaged little man.

    Ruined City

  • The lumbering figure of the black-visaged Marquis at one side of the table talking at large to the House, but with his eye fixed on

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, April 25, 1891

  • Harriet Westbrook was the daughter of a black-visaged keeper of a coffee-house in Mount Street, called "Jew Westbrook," partly because of his complexion, and partly because of his ability to retain what he had made.

    Famous Affinities of History — Complete

  • His chamber adjoined that of Fanny; he had been aroused from his slumbers by her piercing scream; instantly leaping from his bed, he rushed into the young lady's apartment, and saw a tall, black-visaged ruffian standing over her apparently insensible form, in the act of dragging her from the couch.

    Venus in Boston; A Romance of City Life

  • The black-visaged Moze rolled his eyes like a mad bull and Jim Wilson studiously examined a stick he held in his hands.

    The Man of the Forest

  • "Fire feels good," said the burly Moze, who appeared as broad as he was black-visaged.

    The Man of the Forest

  • Anson, thinner and scalier and more snakelike than ever, was dealing a greasy, dirty deck of cards, his opponent being the square-shaped, black-visaged Moze.

    The Man of the Forest

  • The old general, black-visaged, bullet-headed, with a bristly mustache like a French bull -- terrier, sat utterly silent, eating steadily and fiercely.

    Now It Can Be Told

  • "I 'gad," said he, "I remember perfectly, in the old days, when you were betrothed to that black-visaged young parson --"

    Gallantry Dizain des Fetes Galantes

  • When he had reached the portières, the proud, black-visaged man looked back into the salon, wearily.

    Gallantry Dizain des Fetes Galantes

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