under the cowl

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  • The latter drew rein, staring hard at the pale features under the cowl. Cited from Saracinesca, by F. Marion Crawford
  • Under the cowl was the lover with whom Mademoiselle's thoughts had been engaged. Cited from Count Hannibal, by Stanley J. Weyman
  • His face was lividly pale, and his eyes gleamed out from under the cowl with a restless feverish brightness. Cited from A Siren, by Thomas Adolphus Trollope
  • Myself the doorkeeper hid from view under the cowl of a Carmelite monk. Cited from Idle Ideas in 1905, by Jerome K. Jerome
  • In plain terms, considering what had happened, he felt his old age, and his brow under the cowl was covered with drops of perspiration; he therefore stopped for a moment to recover breath. Cited from The Knights of the Cross, by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • None could see the rogue's face under the cowl clearer than he, or the proud bad heart under the scarlet hat; and few men had ventured to speak their thoughts more boldly. Cited from The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3), by James Anthony Froude
  • Can we wonder that the country fell to decay, or that this experienced, statesman and brave soldier should himself, after not many years, seek to hide his dishonoured head under the cowl of a monk? Cited from History United Netherlands, 1590a by Motley
  • The discomfort of treading stony soil in sandals, and the sensibility of his uncovered shins to even that soft night air, made him smile under the cowl. Cited from The Lady of Fort St. John, by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • The good Father had to say, with a smile, that after all there was as much need for patience and submission under the helm as under the cowl, before Eustace at length consented. Cited from The Lances Of Lynwood, by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The soldier under the cowl, dreading that his unbroken silence might be noted against him, made some muttering remonstrance, at which D'Aulnay laughed while tying the packet. Cited from The Lady of Fort St. John, by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • The unrest of Edelwald at Marie's slightest parley with D'Aulnay reminded the keen governor of the face he had last night seen under the cowl. Cited from The Lady of Fort St. John, by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • A kind of laugh -- for laugh absolute it was not -- rattled under the cowl of the tall stranger, as he drew it still closer over his face, with a hand that might have spanned the breast of his interrogator, and he made a gesture as if he did not understand the question addressed to him. Cited from Harold, by E. B. Lytton, Book 2