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  • She has close-trimmed, unpolished fingernails and her white coat hangs open over khaki pants and a plain navy turtleneck.


  • Distinguished by his close-trimmed Van Dyke beard and cultivated bearing, Smythe was the most eminent of a breed of characters who had begun to appear on the American political scene in the 1890s and might best be described as water evangelists.


  • And Joshua, an earnest Long Island Quaker kid with a close-trimmed, pious-seeming red beard, who played guitar and protested apartheid, which I pretended to be concerned about, too, although I wasn't certain what it was.

    Anis Shivani: Does the Ivy League Turn You Into a Moron? Walter Kirn Critiques Princeton in "Lost in the Meritocracy"

  • I'm 53, male, hairy though the hairline is sliding down my back AND have a full though close-trimmed beard, NOT physically fit, and straight.

    a 'Bed Day' and my gift

  • Thin face, nice smile, close-trimmed goatee, curled brown hair.

    31st December '05

  • A close-trimmed, pointed beard did not hide the firm chin and the clean-cut mouth.

    The Metal Monster

  • He had a short, close-trimmed beard, and was one of those nothing-particular-looking old chaps.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • He wore a short, close-trimmed, dark beard that always seemed to be split by a smile made all the brighter by his twinkling blue eyes.

    Dragon's Kin

  • At twenty-nine, Kevin Riley looked far older than the young man Kirk had hired as his chief of staff, due in part to the close-trimmed golden brown beard that hid a baby face.

    A Flag Full of Stars

  • The Liedfuhr's fingers brush his close-trimmed beard.

    The Spellsong War


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