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  • The light fell very clear upon the dark, well-moulded features and smooth-shaven cheeks of a too familiar countenance, often beheld in dreams of both of these young men.

    The Body-Snatcher

  • A few days later, and another young lady — a tall, well-moulded brunette, with dark hair and bright eyes — came to ask for M. Goriot.

    Father Goriot

  • On her well-moulded arms she wore massive gold bracelets, while her rich black hair was arranged at the back in broad basket plaits, ornamented with pearls, and the front in the French style

    Clotelle; or, the Colored Heroine, a tale of the Southern States; or, the President's Daughter

  • The hands, which now hastily resumed their neglected occupation, had all the fairness and well-moulded contour of a woman's, without that delicacy of size which would have stamped them as effeminate.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844

  • On her well-moulded arms she wore massive gold bracelets, while her rich black hair was arranged at the back in broad basket plaits, ornamented with pearls, and the front in the French style (a la Imperatrice), which suited her classic face to perfection.

    Clotelle: a Tale of the Southern States

  • Uncle Walter was of a medium stature, a well-moulded face, and fair skin, and he was hardy as a bear and athletic as a panther.

    Summerfield or, Life on a Farm

  • The face of the sleeper, with its clear-cut, well-moulded features, formed a pleasing study, reminding one of a bit of unfinished carving, the strong, bold lines of which reveal the noble design of the sculptor -- the thing of wondrous beauty yet to be -- but which still lacks the finer strokes, the final touch requisite to bring it to perfection.

    At the Time Appointed

  • The taller of the two, who was also apparently the elder, was of a slender, active figure, with well-moulded limbs, and a handsome, intelligent countenance, in which energy and decision of character were strongly marked.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845.

  • He had deep-set and flashing eyes, a firm, well-moulded chin, a countenance somewhat severe in repose, but capable of a wide range of expression.

    Frederick Douglass

  • When I came to it was dark enough for lights, Dawn's well-moulded hands were supporting my head, Grandma Clay's voice was sternly engineering affairs, and Andrew was blubbering at the foot of the bed on which I was resting.

    Some Everyday Folk and Dawn

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