surly old

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  • Is not that better than a surly old fellow like myself? Cited from Joseph II. and His Court, by L. Muhlbach
  • To her surprise the surly old weather-beaten face actually changed its expression. Cited from The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • A new generation looked upon him as an embittered and surly old man. Cited from Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII, by John Lord
  • My surly old inner self has often hinted as much, but I would not hear him. Cited from Autumn Leaves, by Various
  • But, certainly there was nothing to attract him to his home -- nothing but his love for a surly old father! Cited from By Berwen Banks, by Allen Raine
  • Perhaps I seem a grim and surly old man to you; but I am not naturally so. Cited from Cobwebs and Cables, by Hesba Stretton
  • Surly old pedants he would have none of, favouring young men on the score of their youth alone. Cited from My Life, Volume I, by Richard Wagner
  • Yet deep in his surly old heart there lurked a certain grudging affection for him notwithstanding. Cited from The Bars of Iron, by Ethel May Dell
  • So long as your surly old father sits over the vice, he only whistles a song and spares you his complaints. Cited from A Thorny Path, by Georg Ebers, v1
  • But surly old Moze either would not or could not obey, and away he dashed. Cited from The Last of the Plainsmen, by Zane Grey
  • The surly old watch-dog's head was patted. Cited from The Nameless Castle, by Maurus Jokai
  • On reaching the hall we encountered the surly old footman, whose features looked more than ever as if they had been carved out of some very hard species of wood. Cited from Frank Fairlegh, by Frank E. Smedley
  • He was a surly old fellow, his sharp nose and chin nearly meeting, and he usually went by the name of Old Grumble. Cited from Poor Jack, by Frederick Marryat
  • He knew Melissa's sober, thoughtful nature, and the retired, joyless life she led with her surly old father. Cited from A Thorny Path, by Georg Ebers, v3
  • But the third cow (a surly old creature with long, sharp horns) told him not to be silly. Cited from Tale of Sandy Chipmunk, by Arthur S. Bailey
  • A child -- I explained to the surly old men who barred my way -- had been confused with the Sioux slaves. Cited from Lords of the North, by A. C. Laut
  • It seemed as if the surly old tree and the gracious sunset had some secret between them, which, as often as they met, broke out in ruddy flame. Cited from The History of Gutta-Percha Willie, by George MacDonald
  • A certain surly old litterateur tells me that he prefers these wretched versions to Mr. Payne's. Cited from 1000 Nights and a Night, Vol. 10, Tr. by Burton
  • And if Gideon Rand was a surly old heathen, he broke colts well, and he rolled tobacco well. Cited from Lewis Rand, by Mary Johnston
  • The dooty, a surly old man, received him very coolly, and when Mr. Park solicited his protection, replied with great indifference, that he should not enter his house. Cited from Lander's Travels, by Robert Huish
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