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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of touzle.


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  • But, it happened to me the other night to be lying: not with my eyes half closed, but with my eyes wide open; not with my nightcap drawn almost down to my nose, for on sanitary principles I never wear a nightcap: but with my hair pitchforked and touzled all over the pillow; not just falling asleep by any means, but glaringly, persistently, and obstinately, broad awake.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • That red, wrinkled, toothless face, those lustreless round eyes and touzled grey hair, those jerks and capers, that senseless halting speech!

    The Watch

  • His lashes — long and dark as in her memory — concealed his eyes, and quarrelled with his brighter hair, touzled to the limit of its shortness.

    Swan Song

  • And Bonamy, all his hair touzled and his tie flying, broke off, and pushed Sanders into the arm – chair, and said Mr. Sanders had smashed the coffee – pot and he was teaching Mr. Sanders —

    Jacob's Room

  • At any rate, she had not the touzled, ill-groomed hair which he had learned to associate with female genius.

    Red Pottage

  • The old woman from New Foundland had gone home to bed, and Claude, one of her shrill-voiced children, had rushed in sleepily and thrown himself upon the rug, where he lay oblivious to all things, when the absent-minded Ivy came out of her trance; the first thing she saw was his chubby, outstretched form with both arms flung above the touzled head from which his cap had partly fallen.


  • Somalis look down upon, but who has more woodcraft in his touzled head than any of them, he will deliberately hunt the king of beasts, using some decrepit and almost valueless camel as a stalking-horse.


  • After considerable scurrying about inside, plainly distinguished through the thin planking, the door was gingerly opened a few inches and a touzled head appeared in the slit.

    Joyce's Investments A Story for Girls

  • The old man left the house with tearful eyes and touzled beard; on the bough of a tree, in front of the hut, perched a magpie, which seeing him asked:

    Roumanian Fairy Tales

  • Following the red-armed, touzled, ragged maid to the dingy cabin that was to be her room, she left her friend to explain to his sister, so far as he chose and could, the necessity under which he found himself of leaving his adopted daughter, Leonora Darley, in her care for

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 102, June, 1876


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