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  • What arts, what arguments have we, once we have made a slip, to loose by craft the tight-drawn knot?


  • Friends, what shall we do? think you we should enter the house, and loose the queen from the tight-drawn noose?


  • In front of it a sagging woman with tight-drawn hair, and a baby bedraggled, smeary, glorious - eyed.

    Main Street

  • Rosy cheeks, tight-drawn, close-shaven, and gleaming with friction of yellow soap, added vigor to the general expression of his face, which was firm and quick and straightforward.


  • I was changed; the tight-drawn cord that sounded so harshly was loosened, the moment that Idris participated in my knowledge of our real situation.

    The Last Man

  • The sufferer's face was long, mobile and passionate, with high cheekbones and hollow cheeks beneath them, and a mouth tight-drawn, either with present pain or constant passion.

    The Pilgrim of Hate

  • The creature was calm again, the gray-green eyes fully opened, the gray, tight-drawn face skin slightly less taut.

    The Battle of Forever

  • He was a lean, starved, haggard thing, all bones and tight-drawn sallow skin.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • It did not take the inclosing circle, the heavy breathing, the wild, staring eyes and tight-drawn lips to tell him his danger.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908.

  • On one of these occasions Miss Berber suddenly appeared in the tent, dressed wonderfully in white panne, with a barbaric mottle of black and white civet-skins flung over one shoulder, and a tight-drawn cap of the fur, apparently held in place by the great claws of some feline mounted in heavy gold.

    The Nest Builder


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