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  • “What are you doing?” wheezed the broken-nosed cop.

    DEVILS IN EXILE

  • He was still the same handsome, broken-nosed young iceberg I remembered - if I'd closed my eyes I could have heard the lash whistling and cracking in Arabat courtyard, with the Cossacks 'grip on my arms.

    Fiancée

  • The father, with the agility of an acrobat, seized a broken-nosed jug which stood on the chimney, and flung the water on the brands.

    Les Miserables

  • We went off, betimes next morning, to see the Cathedral, which is wonderfully picturesque inside and out, especially the latter — also the market-place, or great Piazza, which is a large square, with a great broken-nosed fountain in it: some quaint Gothic houses: and a high square brick tower; OUTSIDE the top of which — a curious feature in such views in Italy — hangs an enormous bell.

    Pictures from Italy

  • The broken-nosed reeve stood with his back to the far wall, watching with an ugly sneer on his face.

    Spirit Gate

  • As for the vaunted Antique, and the Elgin Marbles — it might be that that battered torso was a miracle, and that broken-nosed bust a perfect beauty.

    The Newcomes

  • At the end of the lime-tree avenue is a broken-nosed damp Faun, with a marble panpipe, who pipes to the spirit ditties which I believe never had any tune.

    The Newcomes

  • Few dared say it at the time, but later the condemnation was to become savage, one critic thundering that “great sums were squandered away on braveries and vanities; On old rotten pictures, on broken-nosed Marble.”

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • It's a shock to realize the boyish socialist bard with the broken-nosed Essex accent is pushing 50.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • Thickset and broken-nosed, he looked a little like Zeke, but he had none of Ezekial's careful movements or self-deprecating humor.

    Hunter,Healer[SequeltoTheSociety]

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