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  • The chap had no balance at all, if he remembered; as for symmetry — clean-built enough he was, no doubt; but those queer eyes of his, and high cheek-bones — Symmetry?

    Indian Summer of a Forsyte

  • Slightly above middle height, well-set-up and strongly, though not heavily made, the lines of his clean-built figure suggested the embodiment of grace, strength and activity.

    The Luck of the Mounted A Tale of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police

  • Mrs. Hardy looked on the clean-built young man with the dark eyes and the brown, smooth face, but the name suggested nothing.

    The Cow Puncher

  • Thus it was that, on the morning after this dialogue, a clean-built young fellow walked along West Sixteenth Street, appreciatively sniffing the sunny crispness of the May air.

    Average Jones

  • A lean, clean-built young fellow stood beside the porch.

    A Daughter of the Dons A Story of New Mexico Today

  • They were a clean-built, pleasant lot; good people to know anywhere, but of no unusual interest.

    African Camp Fires

  • But the average good cow-pony is apt to be an exceedingly handsome animal, clean-built, graceful.

    The Mountains

  • There were active, clean-built, precise Frenchmen, with small hands and feet, and a peculiarly trim way of wearing their rough garments; typical native-born

    The Blazed Trail

  • It was a fine animal, clean-built, deep-chested, one of the mustang stock descended from the Arabs brought over by Pizarro.

    Arizona Nights

  • What's YOUR name? 'he cried to one of the hands, a lean-flanked, clean-built fellow from some far western island, and of a darkness almost approaching to the African.

    The Ebb-Tide

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