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  • Burgundian yeomen, tall and active-looking men, ready mounted themselves, and holding two saddled horses — the one accoutred for war, the other a spirited jennet, for the purposes of the journey.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • This is the story that happy, active-looking old man in that pleasant place had written.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • Usually they are led about by little watchers and attendants, and often there are small and active-looking creatures, small females usually, that I am inclined to think are a sort of wife to them; but some of the profounder scholars are altogether too great for locomotion, and are carried from place to place in a sort of sedan tub, wabbling jellies of knowledge that enlist my respectful astonishment.

    First Men in the Moon

  • He was well mounted on a light-built, active-looking chestnut horse.

    Neville Trueman, the Pioneer Preacher : a tale of the war of 1812

  • Mr. Bennett here gave some special directions to one of his numerous clerks, a sharp, active-looking fellow, with a keen eye and an air like

    The Continental Monthly , Vol. 2 No. 5, November 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • "Where?" said the foremost of those addressed, an active-looking man with a red moustache, a wet fur cap, and an umbrella under his arm.

    Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885

  • The first was an active-looking, compact, black horse, with a fierce, unsettled expression of eye, and several blemishes on his legs, while a chain attached from the wall to the post prevented the unwary stranger from approaching too close.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847.

  • He saw a tall active-looking woman of about sixty.

    A Murder Is Announced

  • An active-looking, slim, seamanlike young fellow advanced to them as they scrambled on the schooner's deck; and Eric appeared to recognise him.

    Fritz and Eric The Brother Crusoes

  • As the wall was not very high, Alene idly wondered why such an active-looking girl should need assistance in scaling it.

    Peggy-Alone

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