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  • n. Plural form of nondescript.


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  • He bought in chief measure, if we may judge from a document before us, what we should now term nondescripts, and in the aggregate gave a very handsome price at a

    The Book-Collector A General Survey of the Pursuit and of those who have engaged in it at Home and Abroad from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

  • Mr. Overton was waiting at the chaise – door, the boys were ready mounted, and a few ostlers and stable nondescripts were standing round to witness the departure of ‘the mad gentleman.’

    Sketches by Boz

  • But these are nondescripts and may be found equally among Hellenes and among barbarians.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • Characters: Balmile, or Lord Gladsmuir, comme vous voulez; Prince Charlie; Earl Marischal; Master of Ballantrae; and a spy, and Dr. Archie Campbell, and a few nondescripts; then, of women, Marie – Salome and Flora Blair; seven at the outside; really four full lengths, and I suppose a half-dozen episodic profiles.

    Vailima Letters

  • Conan strode through a garden where great pale blossoms nodded in the starlight, and entered the tap-room, where a Stygian with the shaven head of a student sat at a table brooding over nameless mysteries, and some nondescripts wrangled over a game of dice in a corner.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • As a matter of fact most of the white men in Burma were not of the type who in England would be called ‘gentlemen’, but except for the common soldiers and a few nondescripts they lived lives appropriate to

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • Allow for these and their dependants, throw in as before the old-age pensioners, the destitute, and other nondescripts, and you get an underfed population of well over ten millions.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • Besides the Persian pilgrims, a number of nondescripts who came in the same vessel were hanging about the coffee-house; lying down, smoking, drinking water, bathing and picking their teeth with their daggers.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • The latter were strange beings; the first a fine young negro; the second half Indian and negro; and the two others nondescripts; namely, an old Chilian miner, the colour of mahogany, and another partly a mulatto; but two such mongrels, with such detestable expressions, I never saw before.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • Bull-terriers, retrievers, nondescripts — the dog-lover abhors the term mongrel — sheep dogs and cattle dogs, pointers, and, most beloved of all, Irish terriers.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

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