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  • It was cigar-smoke sweet and paneled with dark wood, neat and tidy except for the large man sprawled across a leather recliner, a newspaper spread over his lap, reading glasses perched on his nose.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • At that house, he would stop playing his game of solitaire over in the corner table and, cigar-smoke billowing around his massive figure, have me ask him in Yiddish -- bitte mia gelt -- "please give me some money," before peeling off a fresh ten soles bill.

    David Kersh: Time-travel to Peru With My Son

  • Sir John has been caught coming to bed particularly merry and redolent of cigar-smoke; young George, from Eton, was absolutely found in the little green-house puffing an Havana; and when discovered they both lay the blame upon Fitz – Boodle.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • But while he has risen a whole herd has sunk, making loud lamentations, through puffs of cigar-smoke, over negro laziness; they might add, their own.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries

  • At the long-drawn “Alllll aboarrrrrd” — like a mountain call at dusk — they hastened back into the smoking-compartment, and till two of the morning continued the droll tales, their eyes damp with cigar-smoke and laughter.

    Babbit

  • His hair floated over the forehead in large locks; his black eyes pierced like arrows blunted by benevolence; they entered yours confidently as if they were friends; his cheeks were full, rosy, and strongly coloured; the nose was well modelled, yet a trifle long; his lips, gracefully limned, ample and raised at the corners; his teeth, unequal, broken, and blackened by cigar-smoke; his head often inclining towards the neck, then proudly raised during speech.

    Balzac

  • The old cigar-smoke odor of the room simply intensified.

    Hamlet II: Ophelia’s Revenge

  • Yule logs blazed on iron dogs in the hearths and already the atmosphere was thick with that curious Christmas smell which is part cigar-smoke and part roasting food.

    The Return of Mr Campion

  • In one half-hour I can walk off to some portion of the earth's surface where a man does not stand from one year's end to another, and there, consequently, politics are not, for they are but as the cigar-smoke of a man.

    Walking

  • You just take them to make yourself smell of grown-up cigar-smoke, that's all.

    The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat

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