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  • The photographs of Chief Bratton, tanned and lean-jawed in his black, shiny-belted LAPD uniform, also show us a man it is easy to picture in the flash of police lights, a captured punk in an arm-lock, summoning a Tottenham/Peckham/Croydon PC with a curt: OK, pal.

    Overrated and overpaid but not over here, thanks | Catherine Bennett

  • Already I seemed to see our nets drawing closer round that lean-jawed pike.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • He was a small, slim, clean-shaven, prim-faced man, flaxen-haired and lean-jawed, between thirty and forty years of age, dressed in a grey suit and wearing a straw hat.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • His rugged, lean-jawed face was next to hers in the mirror.

    This Calder Range

  • She managed to assimilate a few impressions like the width of his shoulders under the heavy winter jacket and the lean-jawed strength of his profile, then the inner door was closing behind him, followed by the storm door.

    Mistletoe and Holly

  • The looms were watched by women, most of them bold, tawdry girls of fifteen or sixteen, or lean-jawed women from the hills, wives of the coal-diggers.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 50, December, 1861

  • He found himself glaring at the lean-jawed executive.

    Get Out of Our Skies!

  • As I passed through the gates of the château, the rasping voice of the lean-jawed auctioneer reached my ears as he harangued in the drizzling rain before the steps of the château the group of peasants gathered before him -- widows in rusty crêpe veils, shrewd old Norman farmers in blue blouses looking for bargains, their carts wheeled up on the mud-smeared lawn.

    A Village of Vagabonds

  • When at last the flying vehicle halted at the familiar portal, the heavy door swung open on the instant, and Ivan found himself facing a sharp-eyed, lean-jawed man of forty-five, who announced himself one of the doctors in attendance, and begged "his Excellency" to come up-stairs at once.

    The Genius

  • Men and women, lean-jawed, crippled in the slow, silent battle, are in your alleys, sit beside you at your table; its martyrs sleep under every green hill-side.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 48, October, 1861

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