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  • “Having failed to mention it last night, may I take this opportunity to tell you that your legs are truly lovely?” he said, his voice pitched to her ears alone, his eyes sliding admiringly over her legs, one of which was on charming display from midthigh down as a result of her tucked-up skirt.


  • Judging by the time I imagine you're about to get tucked-up in bed with a rusty galvanised jug of Penfolds, a stack of Vegemite sandwiches and a Dame Edna look-a-like.

    Ruddles County

  • I slipped these into the pocket made by my tucked-up skirt and set my foot again on the rock.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • There is much to be enjoyed in the church at North Cerney, tucked-up against trees above the Cheltenham to Cirencester road.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • The costume of an Amazonian crest and plume, a tucked-up vest, and a tight buskin of sky-blue silk, buckled with diamonds, reconciled Lady Binks to the part of Hippolyta.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Pyetushkov came out of the back room in a parti-coloured smoking-jacket with tucked-up sleeves, and a strainer in his hand.

    A Desperate Character

  • He was in the shirt-sleeves and tucked-up apron of his trade, and a pencil was thrust behind his inoffensive ear.

    Twelve Stories and a Dream, by H. G. Wells

  • A door creaked somewhere, and a long waiter jumped up from behind a low screen, and came forward with a quick flank movement, an apparition of a glossy back and tucked-up sleeves in the half-dark corridor.


  • Two bare-footed women with pails and tucked-up skirts, who had evidently been scrubbing the floors, came out of the side door.


  • In the room he found also a boy with a little hand organ, a healthy-looking red-cheeked girl of eighteen, wearing a tucked-up striped skirt, and a Tyrolese hat with ribbons.

    Crime and Punishment


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