gaunt body

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  • The maid began to rock her gaunt body, her arms crossed over her flat chest. Cited from Murder at Bridge, by Anne Austin
  • The lion's gaunt body shot through the air. Cited from Beverly of Graustark, George Barr McCutcheon
  • The eyes opened wide and stared up; without a stir in the great, gaunt body, he was dead. Cited from Riders of the Silences, by Max Brand
  • Then he knelt and put an arm about the gaunt body, lifting it a little, offering the water to the broken lips. Cited from The Desert Valley, by Jackson Gregory
  • In all his tall, gaunt body only his glowing eyes seemed really alive, but in those eyes there was a welcome that gave Betty courage. Cited from The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle, by Laura Lee Hope
  • The great, gaunt body of the dog raised itself on trembling legs, the pride of the conqueror lighting for a moment his dimming eyes. Cited from Sundown Slim, by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  • The bear was lean and faint from hunger, and its fight was brief -- the lances of four natives pierced the gaunt body. Cited from The Eternal Maiden, by T. Everett Harr?
  • He sucked birds' eggs from a nest hidden among some reeds -- just enough to keep his gaunt body going, though his gray eyes were now set in what was almost a death's-head. Cited from The Time Traders, by Andre Norton
  • I lied to the dear man, simply because I couldn't bear the idea of him being deprived of the only gratification his big, ascetic, gaunt body ever knew on earth. Cited from The Arrow of Gold, by Joseph Conrad
  • The dog rose stiffly, for every bone in his gaunt body ached, his legs trembled from weakness due to lack of proper food, but he moved trustingly beside this kindly stranger. Cited from Prince Jan, St. Bernard, by Forrestine C. Hooker
  • I had learned not to shrink at much that once I would have run from, but the gaunt body and ghastly face of the woman propped against pillows on the bed frightened me, and my feet refused to move. Cited from People Like That, by Kate Langley Bosher
  • A great beast, head down, howling as it ran, that was bigger than a desert wolf, and close behind it, gaunt body doubled, speeding like an arrow, a naked man. Cited from The Desert Valley, by Jackson Gregory
  • The Eurasian exerted a supreme effort, straightening his gaunt body, and fixing the gaze of those hawk eyes upon Inspector Gatton. Cited from The Green Eyes of Bast, by Sax Rohmer
  • Even at fourteen the strength in his long gaunt body was so great that he could out-lift any man in town, and he put one of the trunks on his shoulder and walked slowly and stolidly away with it as a farm horse might have walked along a country road with a boy of six perched on his back. Cited from Poor White, by Sherwood Anderson
  • And then he remembered that twenty years had passed since Uncle Jasper rode that way, and in twenty years the gaunt body might have filled out, the shock of bright-red hair of which Jasper spoke might well have been the original of the red flood which now covered the face and throat of the big man. Cited from Way of the Lawless, by Max Brand
  • And the June daylight lit up the gaunt body of Bernard Clowes stretched out on a water mattress, his silk jacket unbuttoned over his strong, haggard throat. Cited from Nightfall, by Anthony Pryde [AKA: Agnes Russell Weekes]
  • When Severn returned he looked grave, but the cat, joyous and demonstrative, marched around him, rubbing her gaunt body against his legs, driving her head enthusiastically into his hand, and purring until her voice mounted to a squeal. Cited from The King In Yellow, by Robert W. Chambers
  • And Mowgli sat through it all till the cold daybreak, when Phao's wet, red muzzle was dropped in his hand, and Mowgli drew back to show the gaunt body of Akela. Cited from The Second Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling
  • Doubting how I should act, I stood watching the man with the swathed head whilst he threw the end of the ladder over the side, crept past the bow of the boat, and swung his gaunt body over the rail, exhibiting the agility of an ape. Cited from The Devil Doctor, by Sax Rohmer
  • A pair of green eyes glowed steadily like coals deep within the dark entrance; a massive gray head rested unseen against the lichens of a gray rock; then the whole gaunt body glided like a passing cloud shadow into the June sunshine and was lost in a cleft of the rocks. Cited from Northern Trails, Book I., by William J. Long
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