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  • His nose was long, his lips full above a close-clipped goatee.

    Haven

  • For this one, the choice had been an impenetrable, close-clipped Irish yew.

    The Priest

  • A fisherman's tam-o'-shanter on his close-clipped head, and dungaree trousers and heavy brogans, completed his outfit.

    NAM-BOK THE UNVERACIOUS

  • John is a reimagining of Mamet's young self: Dane's hair has even been cut in Mamet's close-clipped style.

    Phantoms In The Dark

  • Thanks to abstemious habits, he had not grown fat and flabby; his nose was pale and thin, his grey moustache close-clipped, his eyesight unimpaired.

    To Let

  • To this end, as they grew in years, their discipline was proportionably increased; their heads were close-clipped, they were accustomed to go bare-foot, and for the most part to play naked.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • One was tall, lanky, with close-clipped thinning hair going gray.

    The Commander

  • He walked forward and stared around the open rectangle of First Court, with its precise squares of close-clipped green lawn.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The green in her close-clipped hair had been freshly touched up to enhance the vivid makeup job on her face.

    License Invoked

  • Large blue eyes behind steel-rimmed frames, close-clipped blond hair so light as to be invisible, pink complexion -- whoever had hung that name on him in his first assignment had nailed him cold appearance-wise.

    Nuke Zone

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