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  • A man in semi-clerical dress was walking along the road which led from the railway-station into a provincial town.

    Life's Little Ironies

  • You perceive him, a lank, cadaverous, good-looking man with long black hair and a semi-clerical costume of quite painful rustiness.

    Love and Mr Lewisham

  • The man with the mane of yellow hair and the semi-clerical clothes was not only familiar as a preacher on the sands, but as a propagandist throughout the modern world.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • The prelate, with his semi-clerical, semi-courtly air, made me a low bow.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • He wore, as a farm-labourer of the older sort, a semi-clerical hat, which with his long white beard gave him down to the middle of his chest a resemblance to that type still haunting the chapels of marsh villages and known as

    Joanna Godden

  • Mr. Ross was a poet of business; a squat, nervous little man, whose hair was cut in a Dutch bang, straight across his forehead, and who always wore a black bow tie and semi-clerical black clothes.

    The Job An American Novel

  • Though in former times there were several semi-clerical ranks of women in the Church

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • He was dressed in a semi-clerical garb, and he tapped Brooks on the shoulder.

    A Prince of Sinners

  • One hand slipped quickly into a pocket of his short, black, semi-clerical coat, as he allowed his eyes to glance down at the still prostrate camp boss.

    The Man in the Twilight

  • Nancy's eyes were bright and smiling as she gazed up into the lean, ascetic face of the man in the black, semi-clerical coat.

    The Man in the Twilight

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