surly fellow

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  • This surly fellow had formerly appeared to me the very reverse, and so he did still to every other person. Cited from The History of Tom Jones, a foundling, H. Fielding
  • He was a surly fellow, and would do for me nothing else, and was usually half intoxicated. Cited from Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker, by S. Weir Mitchell
  • And one of them, a tall, surly fellow, was quite evidently bent on making trouble. Cited from The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol, by Lewis E. Theiss
  • David was, however, by no means a surly fellow. Cited from The Young Trawler, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • Thereupon the surly fellow began to abuse me, and I gave it him back again. Cited from Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, Tr. Symonds
  • That is, all did with the exception of the tall, surly fellow. Cited from The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol, by Lewis E. Theiss
  • I hate changes; and though the last captain I sailed with was a surly fellow, we got on very well together. Cited from The Treasure of the Incas, by G. A. Henty
  • Such a thing didn't happen once in six months; so that surly fellow MacQueen had said. Cited from V. V.'s Eyes, by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • Tiney, though very entertaining in his way, seems to have been rather a grave and surly fellow. Cited from Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match, by Francis C. Woodworth
  • Jack kept his eye on the surly fellow until Miss Huston was inside the cab. Cited from The Submarine Boys for the Flag, by Victor G. Durham
  • In a few moments a surly fellow told him he was wanted below, and he soon found himself with the manager upon the stage behind the green curtain. Cited from Delsarte System of Oratory, by Francois Delsarte et al.
  • He was glad to see the surly fellow's exit. Cited from The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari, by James S. De Benneville
  • "And what be you after?" demanded the surly fellow. Cited from Black Bartlemy's Treasure, by Jeffrey Farnol
  • A surly fellow, Widdowson; very likely to play the tyrant, he thought. Cited from The Odd Women, by George Gissing
  • She stood a few yards away, watching the surly fellow and holding the pistol as though it were not the first time she had had such a weapon in her hand. Cited from The Submarine Boys for the Flag, by Victor G. Durham
  • Smit was a surly fellow, and refused shelter to the traveller, who was therefore obliged to continue his journey during the night. Cited from Six Months at the Cape, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • The surly fellow drove them away, but they were given shelter farther on by a peasant named Thorstein. Cited from Historical Tales, The Romance of Reality, Vol. 9, by Charles Morris
  • He was a very surly fellow, very rugged and gruff. Cited from Seven Men, by Max Beerbohm
  • The Laird then called in the assistance of his servant, a surly fellow, who had immediate recourse to his horse-whip. Cited from Guy Mannering, by Walter Scott
  • The surly fellow, who for a shilling conducted me round the church, had nearly, with his chattering, destroyed the finest impressions. Cited from Travels in England in 1782, by Charles P. Moritz
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