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As for the wording of the note, the spirit of usury alone could have inspired a sentence so imperative, so insolently curt and cruel, which said all and revealed nothing.
In front stood the bow-men, ten deep, with a fringe of under-officers, who paced hither and thither marshalling the ranks with curt precept or short rebuke.
Marilla really did not know how to talk to the child, and her uncomfortable ignorance made her crisp and curt when she did not mean to be.
We found him lying on the doorstep when we got up, and it did not need Aunt Janet's curt announcement, or Uncle Blair's reluctant shake of the head, to tell us that there was no chance of our pet recovering this time.
ARNOLD was a little surprised by the curt manner in which Geoffrey answered him.
But Leslie was brusque and curt when Anne thanked her, and again the latter felt thrown back upon herself.
Tim stopped, looked steadily and severely at Ralph, nodded his head once, in a curt manner which seemed to say there was a little more behind, and vanished.
She shook her head in curt negation while, caked in mud and inexpressibly serious-faced, Fyne seemed to be backing her up with all the weight of his solemn presence.
He stood there for a moment in the moonlight with his deli- cate hooked nose set a little askew, and his mica eyes glittering without a wink, then, with a curt Good night, he strode off.
His lean face was dark by contrast, and ended in a curt black beard that looked Spanish and suggested an Elizabethan ruff.
In spite of the curt terseness of the word, Nancy quite understood the anxiety that lay behind that short "well?
Osborne made a few curt remarks respecting the fish, also of a savage and satirical tendency, and cursed Billingsgate with an emphasis quite worthy of the place.