surly nod

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  • The man didn't speak, and he turned his back as usual, but he gave a sideways surly nod before he turned. Cited from We and the World, Part I, by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • Dr. Knowles stopped to look at it when he came, passing her with a surly nod. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 8, No. 49, November, 1861, by Various
  • He had passed through the village without exchanging more than a surly nod with the inhabitants and gone on toward the House. Cited from The House on the Borderland, by William Hope Hodgson
  • He gave Stoddard a surly nod as he passed through the gate and on down the street, in the direction of the Inn. Cited from The Power and the Glory, by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  • Mr. Vickers, giving him a surly nod, took a couple of dainty sips and placed it on the table. Cited from Dialstone Lane, Complete, by W.W. Jacobs
  • He neglected to thank the young ladies for their kindness, but gave them a surly nod of farewell and staggered down the path by the way he had come. Cited from Tik-Tok of Oz, by L. Frank Baum [Baum #12]
  • Porter responded to the young Indian's courteous bow with a surly nod, and proceeded with his soup. Cited from The Heart of the Desert, by Honore' Willsie Morrow
  • The man gave the Colonel a surly nod, but he smiled on Mary Louise, the girl being as popular in the district as her grandfather was unpopular. Cited from Mary Louise, by Edith van Dyne
  • But, with a surly nod to me, the man left the apartment; and in a moment more the heavy footsteps of himself and his companion were heard descending the staircase. Cited from Lavengro: the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest, by George Borrow
  • One glance sufficed to identify him: with a surly nod the potman ducked behind a partition to call the proprietor. Cited from Red Masquerade, by Louis Joseph Vance
  • The first he encountered was Leather, who responded to his cheery good morning with a keen look and a surly nod, as he passed on, and went off from the shed he had left for the open field. Cited from First in the Field, by George Manville Fenn
  • The new-comer, however, had no intention of making another attempt to force his society on the Triple Alliance; he passed them with a surly nod, and entered a compartment at the other end of the train. Cited from The Triple Alliance, by Harold Avery
  • Mark, at a word from his father, marched up alongside of Nick Garth, who gave him a surly nod, and seemed to be about to speak, but checked himself, and then let his curiosity master him. Cited from The Black Tor, by George Manville Fenn
  • The Dane saluted him with a surly nod, and he answered with such smooth words as the thrifty old Norse proverbs advise every man to practise. Cited from Thrall Of Leif The Lucky, Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
  • Bud looked red and sulky, and to Ralph's and Miss Martha Hawkins's polite recognitions he returned only a surly nod. Cited from The Hoosier Schoolmaster, by Edward Eggleston
  • Pop Bridgers saw him and came bow-legging eagerly forward with gossip titillating on his meddlesome tongue, but Lone stalked by him with only a surly nod. Cited from The Quirt, by B.M. Bower
  • The fat man acknowledged these favors with a surly nod of his head, and so threatening was his manner that the boys hastily retreated from the bank, and paddled down stream, stopping on the way to recover the sail. Cited from Canoe Boys and Campfires, by William Murray Graydon
  • With a surly nod, Mr. Lowe requited the prisoner's urbanity, and followed Mrs. Jukes into her master's bed-chamber; there was an old-fashioned oak chest of drawers facing the window. Cited from The House by the Church-Yard, by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • A Brazilian merchant, wearing a picturesque broad-brimmed, high-crowned straw-hat, a poncho, and brown leather boots armed at the heels with large sharp spurs, rode at the head, and gave the strangers a surly nod of his head as they passed. Cited from Martin Rattler, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • The Englishman assented with an inarticulate monosyllable and a surly nod. Cited from Red Masquerade, by Louis Joseph Vance