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  • As if to her wish, Hob Miller arrived on his strong-built mare, bearing on a pillion behind him the lovely Mysie, with cheeks like a peony-rose,

    The Monastery

  • The other contained the invalid, of whom Sir Kenneth had spoken, a strong-built and harsh-featured man, past, as his looks betokened, the middle age of life.

    The Talisman

  • The door accordingly was opened; and the hermit, a large, strong-built man, in his sackcloth gown and hood, girt with a rope of rushes, stood before the knight.

    Ivanhoe

  • The individual whom I supposed to be a Radical, after a short pause, again uplifted his voice; he was rather a strong-built fellow of about thirty, with an ill-favoured countenance, a white hat on his head, a snuff-coloured coat on his back, and when he was not speaking, a pipe in his mouth.

    Lavengro

  • God wot how the levite belaboured him, hiding within the long sleeve of his canonical shirt his huge steel gauntlet lined with ermine; for he was a strong-built ball, and an old dog at fisticuffs.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • 'For my part, I like well-made, strong-built figures more than such thin ones,' said Nancy.

    Sarah's School Friend

  • He was an Englishman, a veritable cockney, about nineteen or twenty years of age, a strong-built and rather good - looking young man.

    Jack in the Forecastle or, Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

  • He has clearly-cut and rather _prononc√©_ features, a strong-built, well made figure, a long moustache, close-shaven cheeks, and eyes that are rather deep-set, and are, when you are near enough to see them well, of a deep blue-gray.

    Vera Nevill Or, Poor Wisdom's Chance

  • He was tall, strong-built, his deep, broad chest suggesting powerful energy.

    The Last Shot

  • Banneker picked up the tall, strong-built form without effort and deposited it on the bed in the inner room.

    Success A Novel

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