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  • Down went the sinful tin-pail, safely past the window-ledge just below us, straight and true to the waiting hands of the faithful Margherite -- who had just received it and was on the point of undoing the bucket from the first belt when, lo! who should come in sight around the corner but the pimply-faced brilliantly-uniformed glitteringly-putteed _sergeant de plantons lui-même_.

    The Enormous Room

  • Half an hour later I was in the lounge, booted, capped, gloved, and putteed -- the complete St. Bernard.

    Once a Week

  • Officers make for the boat in twos or threes, their trench coats, buttoned tightly, flap round putteed or gaitered legs.

    A Padre in France

  • He sat on the edge of the table, swinging one putteed leg, a fine, athletic, big fellow, with a khaki shirt open at the throat, and sleeves rolled up above his elbows, and a brown attractive face with honest eyes.

    The Rhodesian


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  • No act of will could recreate that putteed and perhaps mustachioed figure of 1915.

    —Julian Barnes, 1996, 'Tunnel', in Cross Channel

    July 14, 2008