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  • Leatherman tools are durable, rarely rust, and have a certain tight-mouthed, implacable Yankee quality.

    Self-Reliance 2008

  • Just sat there tight-mouthed, looking out of the window.

    "Thia of the Drylands" by Harl Vincent, part 1

  • Its characters are tight-mouthed, tending to disregard speech in favor of a quick squint at the simmering horizon.

    Greasy Hairball Novels

  • Judging from the tight-mouthed, heedful way they shied from his side of the room, they had gone from thinking him lecherous to thinking him contagious.

    Heaven Lake

  • Never could just stand by tight-mouthed, overhearing the womenfolk speculate on "Abram's rough-'n'-tumble girl" -- them looking clear down their noses at me just 'cause I wasn't indoors baking pies or doing needlework.

    Covenant

  • I could hardly believe it was the tight-mouthed man I had met that morning.

    A Body In The Bath House

  • Asmodean began, and stopped when Mat looked at him, a tight-mouthed blend of pain and readiness to hit something.

    The Fires of Heaven

  • First, though, I must be presented to Hardinge, who was with him at dinner, a plain-faced, tight-mouthed sobersides with the empty cuff of his missing left hand tucked into his coat.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • By courtesy of Holbein the bloated Henry VIII of middle age is familiar to us all, tight-mouthed and pig-eyed, so obese that it needed machinery to haul him upstairs.

    All the Way with Henry the K

  • Ye know how Cross is -- as tight-mouthed as a clam with the lockjaw.

    How Janice Day Won

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