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  • Ursula Hollis had dressed like a Pakistani immigrant in full fig whose only concession to the English climate was an ill-cut jacket in mock fur.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • The board was cracked and the tiny wooden dice were so ill-cut that they would hardly lie on their sides.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • Grady Hendrix has found a new (and frustratingly ill-cut) trailer for Tears of the Black Tiger and a (far better) Japanese trailer for Election.

    GreenCine Daily: Shorts, 12/18.

  • The sleeves of his jacket were too short; with his ill-cut country gloves and a waistcoat too scanty for him, he looked prodigiously ridiculous, compared with the young men in the balcony — “positively pitiable,” thought Mme. de Bargeton.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • An old brass clock, inlaid with arabesques, adorned the mantel of the ill-cut white stone chimney-piece, above which was a greenish mirror, whose edges, bevelled to show the thickness of the glass, reflected a thread of light the whole length of a gothic frame in damascened steel-work.

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • My eye is yet filled with visions of the high-flounced, slovenly, and tumbled dresses in costly silk and satin, of the large unbecoming collars in expensive lace; of the ill-cut coats and strangely fashioned pantaloons which every

    The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte

  • He saw himself below, the ill-cut hair — what a botched job! — and the knees, and the feet turned out as if planted there.

    Son of a Witch

  • The man who had jumped to the pavement behind Spaldergate's stable master, hanging slightly back as Malcolm greeted Margo and Shahdi Feroz in turn, was a temporal native, a stringy, tough old Irishman in an ill-cut suit.

    Ripping Time

  • A rustling behind the throne, footsteps clicking on marble, mounting the steps back there-and then a familiar head, a very familiar thatch of ill-cut black hair, and under it, Ilya's sheepish grin.

    Fortress Of Frost And Fire

  • They were dressed in the baggy, ill-cut clothes so characteristic of the Soviet Union.

    Red Storm Rising

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