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  • A bunch of thin, crop-haired youths in chav caps and knock-off trainers stared sullenly as he drove by, clocking him instinctively as a cop.

    The Priest

  • The bumbling mayor and the crop-haired epitome of British celebrity culture were a reminder that the London Olympics will be more eccentric, probably funnier, and certainly more celebrity-obsessed than Beijing.

    THE OLYMPIC FLAME IS OUT / SEE YOU AGAIN IN LONDON

  • It rumbled again, and a crop-haired anaemic lad with features of the Chinese type, clad in coarse pale blue canvas, appeared together with a complicated machine, which he pushed noiselessly on little castors into the room.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

  • When media giant $1.2 billion in revenue Meredith's Chairman and CEO Bill Kerr announced he would retire on July 1 to be succeeded by COO Stephen M. Lacy, I was lunching with the company's publishing group president, Jack Griffin, a compact and crop-haired 45-year-old with a Masters in management from Yale.

    Meredith's Running Man

  • Incontinently the little kinetoscope was dropped, Graham was invited to stand in front of the machine and the tailor muttered some instructions to the crop-haired lad, who answered in guttural tones and with words Graham did not recognise.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

  • "What's up, chum?" said one of a pair of crop-haired spacers who had just turned the corner.

    The Wizard Of Karres

  • Our crop-haired friend, despite his ill-fitting clothes, must be an aspiring lover.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • Juana smiled at the tall, crop-haired brunette northerner.

    In amber: a tale of Mexican discovery

  • Juana smiled at the tall, crop-haired brunette northerner.

    In amber: a tale of Mexican discovery

  • Our crop-haired friend, despite his ill-fitting clothes, must be an aspiring lover.

    The Complete Father Brown

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