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  • "And be damned to all of you!" roars he, jerking down his hat-brim, which was unwise, for it gave the fellow Jim time to wallop him with a chair.

    Isabelle

  • He didn't shake hands, simply murmured, "Good-bye", with a tap on the arm, and I climbed aboard into the quiet, dim-lit corridor with only a brief glance at the tall figure raising his cane to his hat-brim in nonchalant salute before he turned away.

    THE NUMBERS

  • Under the shadow of the hat-brim a pair of eyes gleamed out like flames; the feeble candle-light looked almost dim in comparison.

    A Woman of Thirty

  • William Dewy — otherwise grandfather William — was now about seventy; yet an ardent vitality still preserved a warm and roughened bloom upon his face, which reminded gardeners of the sunny side of a ripe ribstone-pippin; though a narrow strip of forehead, that was protected from the weather by lying above the line of his hat-brim, seemed to belong to some town man, so gentlemanly was its whiteness.

    Under the Greenwood Tree

  • “Come along,” cried an angry voice in the doorway, and there stood the muffled stranger with his collar turned up, and his hat-brim bent down.

    The Invisible Man

  • When she returned he was still standing there, like a man of stone, his back hunched, his collar turned up, his dripping hat-brim turned down, hiding his face and ears completely.

    The Invisible Man

  • Then he moved the cigarette to his left hand, pushed his hat-brim up with the forefinger of his right hand, and at last looked up into the face of the tall blonde girl whom his new employer had been watching from the speakeasy on Friday night.

    Locked Rooms

  • But looking at the old man as he stood quiet with his bead bowed and his eyes cast down, he felt that to relinquish an inch of his baldness, an inch of his grey hair, an inch of his coat-skirt, an inch of his hat-brim, an inch of his walking-staff, would be to relinquish hundreds of pounds.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • The lama dragged forth his rosary and pulled his huge hat-brim over his eyes.

    Kim

  • Club path the sun of afternoon, slanting beneath his hat-brim, was still savage enough to scorch his neck uncomfortably.

    Burmese Days

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