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There were sturdy workmen thrusting their way along, wretched, unkempt men, clothed like clerks or shopmen, struggling spasmodically; a wounded soldier my brother noticed, men dressed in the clothes of railway porters, one wretched creature in a nightshirt with a coat thrown over it.
When I heard him I was in two minds whether or no to draw the keen blade that hung by my sturdy thigh and cut his head off in spite of his being a near relation of my own; but the men interceded for him and said, 'Sir, if it may so be, let this fellow stay here and mind the ship, but take the rest of us with you to Circe's house.
He felt a quiet manhood, nonassertive but of sturdy and strong blood.
Grandfather smiled at the idea of Charley's sturdy little figure in such a grotesque caparison.
The Cervonis, if not handsome men, were good sturdy flesh and blood.
Aye, aye, we're coming," Seth answered from within, and presently appeared stooping under the doorway, being taller than usual by the black head of a sturdy two-year-old nephew, who had caused some delay by demanding to be carried on uncle's shoulder.
This dogged determination on the part of the sturdy captain gave high offense to Mr.
He seemed, in a sort of vision which lit up the absolute blackness around, to see the two sturdy servant men staggering under its great weight.
I fain would not miss the sight, for I have come from afar to see so sturdy a rogue hanged.
The shouting of Balaga and of the sturdy young fellow seated on the box was all that could be heard.
Gone were the thatched huts of his sturdy retainers, empty the fields, the pastures, and corrals.
This time the outlaw threw his fierce horde completely around the embattled pile, before he advanced with a score of sturdy ruffians to reconnoiter.