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  • A surly-looking teenage boy with a neck tattoo and eyeliner sits behind the glass.

    THE EXILE OF GIGI LANE

  • A surly-looking servant finally answered and said that Ravali could not see him.

    Spell of Magic – Part 2 « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • This group of surly-looking teens came walking over with a huge boom box and sat down in the middle of all this family bliss and stared around at everyone with a "yeah, you got a problem with this?" look as their music contined to blare (this was before 9/11, in case you were wondering).

    Paul Feig: Dear French Connection UK ...

  • As for the service, she could do herself a favor by losing the surly-looking teenager that has been there a few times working the register at the Broadway location.

    Gigi's Cupcakes, Nashville, TN

  • I must have made a pretty surly-looking face, because right away she got all defensive.

    Miscellany

  • There were over thirty, a full cadre, a surly-looking bunch of men wearing the plain costume of laborers but holding real weapons: spears, woodsman's axes, long knives, and a single sword in the hand of the man the rest looked to for a response.

    Spirit Gate

  • He was attended by a surly-looking man with a crooked nose who was wearing a leather vest and leather trousers almost exactly like those worn by Reeve Joss.

    Spirit Gate

  • He was followed by an entourage of ten surly-looking lowlifes, all of whom came carrying disruptor rifles.

    Harbinger

  • They were surly-looking brutes, with rough yellow hair, and did not win my heart, but according to his account they possessed all the usual canine virtues; and he was still holding forth on the subject when I fell asleep.

    Green Mansions

  • A strong, surly-looking young man, with hair growing low on his head, was standing at the top of the stairs.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

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