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  • Norse chieftain: straight, sunny-haired, large - limbed, resplendently amiable to his subjects.

    Main Street

  • The small chirruping voice that uttered this request came from a little sunny-haired girl between three and four, who, seated on a high chair at the end of the ironing table, was arduously clutching the handle of a miniature iron with her tiny fat fist, and ironing rags with an assiduity that required her to put her little red tongue out as far as anatomy would allow.

    Adam Bede

  • In a letter written to Twichell we get a sweet summer picture of this period, particularly of little sunny-haired, two-year-old Susy.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • At length a little blue-eyed, sunny-haired child ascended the platform and recited "The Old Oaken Bucket," with wonderful pathos, so accurate was her enunciation, so impressive the varying cadences of her sweet voice.

    Idle Hour Stories

  • Close crouched by the portals, a sunny-haired child

    Poems Teachers Ask For, Book Two

  • When this finger goes up he resigns all hope, as those who pass the gate of the Inferno, replaces his hat and lapses into silence, or turns away to some new group of sunny-haired foreigners.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 22, August, 1859

  • And Harry, their blue-eyed, sunny-haired boy, did not understand what it all meant; -- why papa did not cheer mamma with hopes of soon coming home again -- why mamma did not try to console herself by saying, over and over, that he would soon come back, as she always used in the old days when papa had to go to sea.

    Wilton School or, Harry Campbell's Revenge

  • Men of all classes -- from the highest-born and richest to the humblest and poorest -- from the grandsire with his flint-lock to the sunny-haired stripling scarcely in his teens -- with one accord

    Four Years in Rebel Capitals An Inside View of Life in the Southern Confederacy from Birth to Death

  • But I can recall the time when I was a little dancing, sunny-haired girl, like you.

    The King's Daughter and Other Stories for Girls

  • A woman, fair of face, hazel-eyed, sunny-haired, with a form too plump to be quite classical, yet graceful and prepossessing in the extreme.

    Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter

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