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  • She had a proud, finely-cut face, so regular that it might have seemed impassive were it not for the sensitive mouth and the beautiful dark, eager eyes.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • The ordinary stemless ferns abound; some with gigantic fronds ten or twelve feet long, others barely an inch high; some with entire and massive leaves, others elegantly waving their finely-cut foliage, and adding endless variety and interest to the forest paths.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • But nevertheless Mr. Horne was a well-made man; his hands and feet were small; his face was handsome, frank, and full of expression; his bright eyes twinkled with humour; his finely-cut mouth disclosed two marvellous rows of well-preserved ivory; and his slightly aquiline nose was just such a projection as one would wish to see on the face of a well-fed good-natured dignitary of the

    Tales of all countries

  • If I love someone who really appreciates a tiny finely-cut stone that costs me four paychecks, then I'll probably buy diamonds to please her.

    diamonds are for never - Anil Dash

  • The sheath of the knife was encrusted with flakes of minerals, so finely-cut they appeared as gemstones.

    THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK

  • This sort of finely-cut tobacco resembling the finest silk, is held in equally high estimation in the palaces of the Grand

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

  • All these changes Sebastian Dundas found to have taken place when he returned to North Aston with gray hair instead of brown, his smooth, fair skin tanned and roughened, and his weak, finely-cut, effeminate mouth hidden by a moustache of a reddish tint, mingled with white.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 098, February, 1876

  • His pale and finely-cut features stamped him as a man of education and refinement.

    Rabbi and Priest A Story

  • There were indeed some among them in whom this acknowledged superiority inspired envy and ill-will, and one in particular, a lad that went lame with a club foot, but who had a beautiful countenance, with dark, glowing eyes and finely-cut features, never lost an opportunity of saying an ill word of, or doing an ill turn to Antoine.

    A Loose End and Other Stories

  • His finely-cut, classic features wore the aspect of one possessed with a large and noble heart.

    Clotelle: a Tale of the Southern States

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