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  • His hard-skinned, hard-muscled face just flows to sourness.


  • Not like the old man we ate yesterday, tough to dryness with age, nor like the young men whose members were too hard-muscled, but tender, so tender that he will melt in our gullets ere our bellies receive him.


  • Would men risk that sort of thing, even a strong, bicycle-riding, hard-muscled man?

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  • On the other hand, they seemed awkward and uncoordinated, and although they dressed in workingmen's clothes and in workingmen's heavy boots, with their slight physiques, slender wrists, and soft hands, they were definitely not the hard-muscled and athletic working men that my father and my uncles prided themselves in being.

    I Never Was

  • Relaxed into the feel of him pressed against her, the hard-muscled strength of him cradling her.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Suddenly, he was around hard-muscled men discussing the intricacies of the sport—how to play a right-handed pull hitter who was facing a pitcher with a slow curve, how big a lead to take from first base against a southpaw with a quick delivery.


  • His body, slim but powerfully built, hard-muscled when he held her close.


  • He was a ruggedly handsome man, and the hard-muscled arms and back reminded her he was also a man of action.

    Aching for Always

  • Even as she said his name and tentatively laid her hand on a warm, smooth-skinned, hard-muscled upper arm that felt so disconcertingly male that she drew back immediately, she took in more details.


  • Prepare for a long African safari, replete with Mr. Morris ' s admiring praise for Roosevelt ' s " animal-like " sense of smell and his " hard-muscled " facing down of a rampaging elephant.

    Bull Moose In Twilight


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