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  • Now he was sitting as he had outside of Bunny's, wishing that Willow would lead her life behind a down-drawn blind.

    The End of the Pier

  • He brooded with a brown fist clamping his jaw, and his black brows down-drawn in unaccustomed solemnity.

    St. Peter's Fair

  • Her sharp-planed, unchildlike face was down-drawn and worried.

    More Than Human

  • The down-drawn blinds had darkened the room to a pleasant gloom for eyes somewhat overpowered by the blazing sunshine and the dazzling white clouds flung like heaps of snow against the hard bright blue of the sky; yet something struck more chill than restful on the lover as he came through the doorway, little fanciful or sentimental as he was.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 102, June, 1876

  • She evidently did not agree with me, for she looked about her mournfully, with a down-drawn visage, just as if we were all attending a funeral, of which she was the chief mourner.

    She and I, Volume 1

  • His face, peering out dismally between the upturned collar of his weather-stained coat and the down-drawn brim of his battered hat, looks like a soiled sermon, and he is altogether woeful.

    Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900) Letters from the Front

  • His gaunt face with the down-drawn mouth and the hungry eyes -- grown more hungry in the last three weeks -- glowed, took on fervour; his hand shot out expressive fingers.

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921

  • Sims, walking among the sheep with down-drawn brows, noted their condition, how gaunt they were, how dirty and weary, and shook his head in commiseration.

    The Free Range

  • She looked so deliciously whimsical with her down-drawn face of rebellious contrition that Paul was enchanted.

    The Squirrel-Cage

  • Then, after a hard pull out of the canyon, we rejoined the horses; rain came on; and, while the storm pelted against our slickers and down-drawn slouch-hats, we rode back to our water-drenched camp.

    I. A Cougar Hunt on the Rim of the Grand Canyon

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