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  • He's pleased that it's his customers who have voted for him and his team, rather than some shabby crew of critics; he's delighted that it justifies four years of very hard work; thrilled for what it says about his conviction that top flight, big-fisted food doesn't have to be served in uptight, prissy, overly formal surroundings.

    Best UK Restaurant 2010: The Kitchin, Edinburgh

  • Its fans regard her seasonal, big-fisted ingredient-led food as the epitome of all that is right.

    The 20 best places to eat in Britain this summer

  • When the Museum of Arts and Design opened in a newly refurbished building in New York last week, it was a Cinderella ending to a big-fisted civic brawl.

    Love the New Skin You’re In

  • He, too, came face to face with thousands of ruddy, big-fisted men and listened to their equally plain-spoken addresses, prepared and extemporaneous.

    Deep Furrows

  • Everywhere he went he faced thousands of ruddy, big-fisted men who read addresses to him and did a lot of extemporaneous talking which was no less forceful and complete than the prepared briefs.

    Deep Furrows

  • The big-fisted brute can't write a hand that anybody could read.

    Cappy Ricks Or, the Subjugation of Matt Peasley

  • The Morriseys were a huge breed, and there were many strapping great sons and uncles, heavy-booted, big-fisted, rough - voiced.

    Chapter IV

  • Here I found four men, each with his pipe and tankard, to whom a large, red-faced, big-fisted fellow was holding forth in a high state of heat and indignation.

    The Broad Highway

  • I had no big-fisted uncle to thump me persuasively when I needed it; had fortune granted me one I might have been a very different man, Lisbeth.

    My Lady Caprice

  • As a result, most of the big oil men, especially those engaged in production, are graduates of the school of hard knocks; they are big-fisted, harsh-handed fellows who are as thoroughly at home on the "thribble board" of a derrick as at a desk or a directors 'table, and they are quite as colorful as the oil fields themselves.

    Flowing Gold


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