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  • For each of the two sublime passes of SBW, there was a scrum where the squat, rough-bearded face of Dan Cole had every reason to smile at a job well done.

    England chasing New Zealand's silky skills

  • "Hold tight," Hunter Predd whispered in his ear, rough-bearded face pressing close to his own, strong arms fastening a safety line in place.

    Morgawr

  • Above, someone screamed, and a rough-bearded human pitched outward from the brushy face of the cliff to land in a sprawl not a dozen feet from where Agate huddled.

    The Covenant of the Forge

  • But how can we two rough-bearded men provide for all the nameless, wants and cares of a frail female child?

    The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851

  • He was a tall, strong, rough-bearded man, with that strained expression of face which is often worn by people of dim sight.

    Speeches from the Dock, Part I

  • The matter had been forgotten; the vacancies had long since been filled; indeed, two whole years had passed, when one day there walked into Mardan Cantonment a ragged, rough-bearded, hard-bitten gang of seventeen men, carrying two rifles.

    The Story of the Guides

  • Shut in that little office behind the iron bars, bending over the great books sometimes far into the night, looking out each pay-day through a little arched window on grimy faces and rough-bearded men who held out toil-worn hands to receive the week's earnings which long before another week would find their way into some saloon-keeper's till or gambler's pocket.

    The Transformation of Job A Tale of the High Sierras

  • By some means the miners had become apprised of her approach, and she was met by a cavalcade of rough-bearded men, a score in number, mounted on mules, as a guard of honor to escort her to the scene of her noble labors.

    Woman on the American Frontier

  • I say "bearing my outward semblance," and yet I sometimes wonder if that rough-bearded figure in heavy woollen clothes looked the least like me.

    The Trail of '98 A Northland Romance

  • Barry Houston had become a rough-bearded, tattered piece of human machinery like all the rest.

    The White Desert

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