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piratical-looking

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  • “Your sentiments are perfectly noble, monsieur,” said the directress, affecting to suppress a yawn; her sprightliness was now extinct, her temporary candour shut up; the little, red-coloured, piratical-looking pennon of audacity she had allowed to float a minute in the air, was furled, and the broad, sober-hued flag of dissimulation again hung low over the citadel.

    The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Grace turned to a sketch of a piratical-looking terrier.

    Sonnet of the Sphinx

  • A jaunty blue ascot at the neck, an oversize sweater, tight hipster pants secured at the waist by a wide and piratical-looking belt, and suede loafers, all topped off with one of those ridiculous nautical hats that people wear at boat shows.

    Broken Music, A Memoir

  • I followed his gaze and also his mind: a tubby driver in a wrinkled grey suit, a thin anxious boy, a piratical-looking vigorous man with a black pointed little Elizabethan beard, and three large black Dobermanns with watchful eyes and uncertain moods.

    Shattered

  • In the 'good old times' those piratical-looking craft would pick up a long thirty-feet baulk of timber at sea -- timber vessels from the

    Heroes of the Goodwin Sands

  • The piratical-looking craft, perceiving we took no notice of her hint to heave to, yawed off a couple of points and sent a messenger after us in the shape of a twenty-four pound shot, which struck the water a short distance astern, and, playfully skipping along, sank beneath the surface near the weather quarter.

    Jack in the Forecastle or, Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

  • "_Allons_, let us end this," cried a piratical-looking captain, in a loud, masterful voice.

    In and out of Three Normady Inns

  • He wore gold rings in his ears and to cap his piratical-looking figure was a red bandana worn turbanwise upon his head.

    Cap'n Abe, Storekeeper

  • The intruder, a tall piratical-looking figure, was standing between her and the fire; she could see his general build in black.

    The Wrong Woman

  • Orient liner, to the saucy, piratical-looking, Sicilian fruit felucca; the latter closely packed, with their sterns to the wharves, their enormous sails and masts telling of many a speedy voyage made, and their swarthy red-capped crews having much the appearance of what we suppose pirates might be, if piracy were now a paying instead of a dangerous game.

    Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo Comprising a Tour Through North and South Italy and Sicily with a Short Account of Malta

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