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  • One of them was a keen-faced, youngish man of about my own age; this was a Major Norman.

    Movie Night

  • The four consisted of Howell, the Assistant Secretary, a tall, thin, keen-faced man with steel-framed glasses who looked like, and in fact was,

    Seawitch

  • A slim, keen-faced merchant - from Ganymede, Chanthavar said - was talking quietly with a fat local buyer.

    The Long Way Home

  • The other was a shrewd-looking, keen-faced, sparely-built man, with somewhat aquiline nose and straight narrow forehead, not at all bad-looking or evil-looking and with an air of strong determination; in short, what one calls a masterful man.

    The Workingman's Paradise An Australian Labour Novel

  • At the bow of the ship stood the master of the expedition, the tanned, keen-faced captain, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo.

    History of California

  • When they approached, a man considerably over six feet in height, keen-faced, gray-eyed, straight-limbed and sinewy in frame, jumped into the big and rough boat and began to get ready for their departure.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873

  • Mr. Price was the same keen-faced, ferret-like person he always appeared, as Dave introduced him to the manager.

    Dave Dashaway and His Hydroplane

  • His American cousin was an undergraduate of Harvard, eager as a hawk, keen-faced, avid of every form of life: he drank down his _Laffite_ with evident enjoyment, listening to the music of the water on the weir below, and eagerly following the wisdom of the 'Golden Canon.'

    Border Ghost Stories

  • If she had happened to pass the Hotel Tourraine at twenty-five minutes to ten on Friday evening she would have seen a taxicab drive up to the entrance and a sprightly, little old lady step out of it, assisted by a keen-faced, black-eyed young woman, who took her by the arm and hurried her into the hotel.

    Grace Harlowe's Problem

  • At the last moment the native Sultan of Batjan embarks for his island home, after commercial negotiations in Ternate, for this native prince, a keen-faced man in European dress and scarlet turban, trades largely in _damar_, the basis of his wealth.

    Through the Malay Archipelago

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