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  • She only looks pityingly at the towzled hair and drawn face of her guest, pressing her hand sympathetically as they enter the verandah together.

    When the Birds Begin to Sing

  • Again they clasp hands, then a cloud of towzled hair under a black crape bonnet vanishes down the platform, and Mrs. Roche is left alone, with the pieces of torn cardboard and the scent of patchouli on the opposite seat.

    When the Birds Begin to Sing

  • She sees the faded towzled hair of the woman in the train, the dusty crape of her bonnet, the red upon her lips.

    When the Birds Begin to Sing

  • She lost all her plumpness that winter, her rose-leaf complexion faded to the colour of dingy wax, and her yellow hair, so brightly burnished when she had time to brush it, became towzled and dull; but her heart beat as bravely-kind as ever, and she never gave in.

    The Beth Book Being a Study of the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius

  • Art is apt to be towzled, but why, goodness knows.

    The Beth Book Being a Study of the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius

  • Nan cast a glance at her torn dress and towzled head in the mirror.

    The Governess

  • Joan, flushed and towzled, Nancy, sweetly radiant, effaced the menacing images her anxiety had created -- but she still needed help.

    The Shield of Silence

  • The name of Edith Darby conjured up in his mind a childhood playmate, -- a girl with towzled yellow curls and chubby, confiding little hands ....

    The Sky Line of Spruce

  • "Papa! could you stand on your head and shake hands with your foot?" demanded this young rogue, confronting his father with towzled curls and flushed cheeks.

    Thelma

  • Walden patted the boy's rough towzled head gently, and thought of his faithful 'Nebbie.'

    God's Good Man

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  • See tousled.

    April 26, 2015