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  • The other is the Mephistophelean financier and arbitrageur Gordon Gekko, he of the power braces and the shark-like half-smile, half-snarl.

    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – review

  • He did not like it, for his sullen mouth twisted into a half-snarl as he went back to his corner.

    Chapter 4

  • Then she abruptly bared her teeth in what seemed half-smile, half-snarl; raised a spotted hand; and drew the black veil down over her face once again.

    Dance Of Death

  • Unconsciously he huddled, bunching his shoulders protectively; his upper lip fluttered in a half-snarl at her slim back.

    The Fires of Heaven

  • His maws were black and wet with saliva, hanging loose in that half-smile, half-snarl so characteristic of attack dogs, revealing pearly-white fangs and a tongue the size of a hot-water bag.

    When the Bough Breaks

  • A short, explosive half-snarl, half-laugh came from the other side of the light.

    The Grand Wheel

  • The voice was half-snarl, half-shout, the face twisted hi malevolence.

    The Satan Bug

  • The voice was half-snarl, half-shout, the face twisted in malevolence.

    The Satan Bug

  • "You don't know nothin 'of the kind," Barker's voice came in a half-snarl.

    Midnight

  • The old man's face was twisted in a sardonic half-snarl that might pass for a grin; but there was no smile in his unblinking wildcat eyes.

    The Killer

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