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  • On the morning of November 19, he was thrilled by the sight of a “queer-shaped submarine with no mark or number heading south.”

    Sea of Thunder

  • A sober corner, with a massive queer-shaped cross of grey rough-hewn granite, guarded by four dark yew-trees.

    To Let

  • It was one of those queer-shaped war-clubs some Eastern tribes use.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • He had a queer-shaped knife, very broad and crooked, buckled on his belt; there was nothing else remarkable about him, except his sudden and silent appearance.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • Crake had had a hunched and almost shrunken appearance as he sat with his chin propped on its queer-shaped crutch.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • He was dressed in tin armour, which seemed to fit him very badly, and he had a queer-shaped little deal box fastened across his shoulder, upside-down, and with the lid hanging open.

    Through the Looking Glass

  • The walls of the castle were not built in a straight line, but bulged out into odd shapes, sometimes rounded, sometimes square, as if the builder had planned queer-shaped rooms, or had planned towers that he had not completed.

    The Secret of Moon Castle

  • His nose was sunken, his eyes were slits, he had queer-shaped lips.

    The Short Stories

  • Therein lays the secret of his queer-shaped house.

    The Little Gold Miners of the Sierras and Other Stories

  • Some time I shall take up an expression that the queer-shaped mounds upon this earth were built by explorers from Somewhere, unable to get back, designed to attract attention from some other world, and that a vast sword-shaped mound has been discovered upon the moon -- Just now we think of lettered things and their two possible significances.

    The Book of the Damned

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