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  • There will also be a contemporary illustration of a 10th century king, a rather jolly-looking Edgar, celebrating the introduction of Benedictine rule at Winchester.

    British Library digs out decorative paintings to brighten up dark ages

  • The jolly-looking police officers don't appear too interested.

    Martin Rowson on Rupert Murdoch's visit to London

  • In contrast with the Indian warrior of West's painting, here's a watercolor of a jolly-looking Abenaki couple by an unknown artist, from the 1700s.

    Mad, Bad, & Sad: The French & Indian War

  • Before she could decide, the door swung open and she was met by a jolly-looking man with white hair and a mustache, dressed in a red plaid flannel shirt and well-worn tan corduroy pants, accompanied by a German shepherd that looked to be, in dog years, nearly as old as the man.

    Brown-Eyed Girl

  • For such a jolly-looking fellow, he never really did have much of a sense of humor.

    Miscellany

  • The next moment he cursed his weakness in behalf of a man so changed and selfish, and quite hated a jolly-looking old gentleman opposite for declaring himself in the pride of his heart a

    Master Humphrey's Clock

  • I found nothing jolly-looking about either of the next two boats.

    The Terror

  • The charity-boy with the hoop is the son of the jolly-looking mute; he admires his father, who admires himself too, in those bran-new sables.

    Our Street

  • She was a kind, brisk, jolly-looking widow, and more than one unmarried gentleman of the colony asked her to change her name for his own.

    The Virginians

  • Brendan squealed, pointing to a jolly-looking Eskimo family, waving from their snow-covered home.

    Mary, Mary

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