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  • As a young woman, looking fresh and hot and tight-skinned is always bittersweet, if you are at all aware.

    Kate Fridkis: Coming to Terms with Aging

  • She was a pretty thing, little and slim and tight-skinned.

    Cold Mountain

  • She wasn't even handsome, he thought in surprise, just tight-skinned and waspish.

    Fox Evil

  • Mr. Hale is nearing forty, a tight-skinned, eager-eyed intellectual.

    The Crucible

  • Those gaunt, tight-skinned faces, that peculiar listening expression that comes from long intimacy with the sea – Yes, these men, or their like, would do for his errand, if Rodriguez couldn't go with him.

    Spice and the Devil's Cave

  • A few pink, blue-eyed, tight-skinned, clean-looking babies, smiling upon the world ....

    A Book of Burlesques

  • The man, with fiercely shining eyes and hawk nose, hunching up his round shoulders as he clenched and unclenched his pudgy hands, deeply hidden in his pockets, was horribly pathetic to Vanno, who tried not to see the little bright beads that oozed out of the tight-skinned forehead.

    The Guests Of Hercules

  • Countess standing near the Duke, felt some pity for the wife of that cropped-headed, tight-skinned lunatic at large, but deeper was the

    Evan Harrington — Volume 5

  • Oldcastle's visit, though I felt greatly disinclined to encounter that tight-skinned nose again, and that mouth whose smile had no light in it, except when it responded to some nonsense of her grand-daughter's.

    Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood

  • Certainly I could not see much that was romantic in the old lady; and yet, those eyes and that tight-skinned face -- what might they not be capable of in the working out of a story?

    Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood

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