pen behind his ear

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  • Roland made his appearance, a pen behind his ear, and a ruler in his hand. Cited from The Channings: A Story, by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • A stout man, with a pen behind his ear, came down from his desk. Cited from Lost Illusions, by Honore De Balzac [Tr.: Ellen Marriage]
  • The clerk put his pen behind his ear again and turned apologetically to Johnny. Cited from The Thunder Bird, by B. M. Bower (aka Bertha Muzzy Bower Sinclair Cowan)
  • Thomas Batchgrew seemed to be quite at home in the theatre; he wore no hat and there was a pen behind his ear. Cited from The Price of Love, by Arnold Bennett
  • Nikolai Eremyitch put his pen behind his ear, and blew his nose. Cited from A Sportsman's Sketches, by Ivan Turgenev
  • Poking his pen behind his ear, he stepped out from behind the narrow screen of lock-boxes and greeted the visitor. Cited from The Lilac Girl, by Ralph Henry Barbour
  • "Who's he, she, it?" grinned Barney, slipping his pen behind his ear. Cited from Lost In The Air, by Roy J. Snell
  • There was a saddened awe- struck silence, even upon the gentleman from Lloyd's with the pen behind his ear. Cited from Prose Idylls, by Charles Kingsley
  • There was a saddened awe-struck silence, even upon the gentleman from Lloyd's with the pen behind his ear. Cited from MacMillan's Reading Books, Book V, by Various
  • She told me to wait for her in the street; and directly after she goes in, there comes down the gent I had seen before, with a pen behind his ear. Cited from The Doctor's Dilemma, by Hesba Stretton
  • After peering down for a time from his lofty perch, and ascertaining the matter in controversy, he put his pen behind his ear, and descended. Cited from Wolfert's Roost, by Washington Irving
  • The Mayor put his chain in his pocket, the Aldermen took off their gowns, the Town Clerk put his pen behind his ear. Cited from Half-Hours with Great Story-Tellers, by Various
  • Grave figure, with a pair of mysterious spectacles on his nose and a pen behind his ear, was seated at a desk in the corner of a metropolitan office. Cited from The Intelligence Office, by N. Hawthorne
  • A gent, with a pen behind his ear, comes down, at that orfice in Gray's Inn Road, and takes my number. Cited from The Doctor's Dilemma, by Hesba Stretton
  • His clerk, with the indifference which characterizes these legal folks, had taken his seat at the end of the table, his pen behind his ear, ready to record the questions and answers. Cited from Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon, J. Verne
  • In the farthest corner of the room where we had seen the light, behind the desk, sat Mr. Parker, with his light hair rumpled, and a pen behind his ear. Cited from The Morgesons, by Elizabeth Stoddard
  • As he sits musing over his ledger, with pen behind his ear, he is like La Mancha's hero in his study, dreaming over his books of chivalry. Cited from Choice Specimens of American Literature, And Literary Reader, by Martin
  • And yet he was not thinking of Sidonie when, with his pen behind his ear, he paused a moment in his work and gazed fixedly through his grating at the drenched soil of the little garden. Cited from Fromont and Risler by Alphonse Daudet, v2
  • With a jab of his elbow he pushed the sheriff and his chuckle away, guessing that the man with an indoor complexion and a pen behind his ear was the clerk. Cited from The Thunder Bird, by B. M. Bower (aka Bertha Muzzy Bower Sinclair Cowan)
  • "Hello, there!" he cried, as, hearing a slight noise behind him, he wheeled around and found an elderly man, with a pen behind his ear, and a sheet of paper in his hand, standing there. Cited from Mischievous Maid Faynie, by Laura Jean Libbey
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