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  • Thus thinking, and not quite ruling the tramp of his armed footstep according to the ceremonies of the place, the large-limbed Saxon strode to the upper end of the black marble hall.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • All Peruvian historians mention these giants, who were probably the large-limbed

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • She was tall, full-bosomed and large-limbed, with compact shoulders.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • She was tall, full-bosomed and large-limbed, with compact shoulders that denoted an unusual strength without detracting anything from the femininity of her appearance.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • Fare thee well, Wayland — I will to my large-limbed friend, who, if he have not so sharp a wit as some folk, is at least more grateful for the service which other folk render him.

    Kenilworth

  • From the opening scene in which Henchard sells his wife to the sailor at the fair to his death on Egdon Heath the vigour of the story is superb, its humour rich and racy, its movement large-limbed and free.

    The Common Reader, Second Series

  • And the natives squatting with their wares, large-limbed, silent, handsome men looking up with their black, centreless eyes, speaking so softly, and lifting with small sensitive brown hands the little toys they had so carefully made and painted.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • He is now a man about sixty years old, at least six feet two inches in stature, large-limbed, and raw-boned: his leanness is hidden by long wide robes.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • They were broad-shouldered, large-limbed men, distinguished only by a peculiar surliness of countenance; perhaps their expression was the result of their suspecting me; for I observed them narrowly watching every movement during Wuzu and prayers.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • Most of them were sturdy young fellows, round-headed, broad-shouldered, tall and large-limbed, with frowning eyes, and voices in a perpetual roar.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

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