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Before he reached him, Rostov, who was a splendid horseman, spurred Bedouin twice and successfully put him to the showy trot in which the animal went when excited.
His friend was two inches shorter, of much less showy appearance, but of a more intellectual countenance, and of juster proportions.
After he has gotten himself up regardless of expense, in showy, baggy trowsers, yellow, pointed slippers, fiery fez, silken jacket of blue, voluminous waist-sash of fancy Persian stuff filled with a battery of silver-mounted horse-pistols, and has strapped on his terrible scimitar, he considers it an unspeakable humiliation to be called Ferguson.
He was thinking of his own self; he hankered after the meretricious glory of a showy performance.
No showy arts Be mine, but teach me what the state requires."
He scoffed at them as adventures, mountebanks, sideshow riffraff, dime museum freaks; he assailed their showy titles with measureless derision; he said they were back-alley barbers disguised as nobilities, peanut peddlers masquerading as gentlemen, organ-grinders bereft of their brother monkey.
At a certain corner he came to a standstill, proposing to himself the question of turning back toward the showy and fashionable restaurant in which he usually dined on the evenings of his especial luxury.
The restaurant was not so showy or pretentious as the one further down Broadway, which he always preferred, but it was nearly so.
TOM joined the new order of Cadets of Temperance, being attracted by the showy character of their "regalia." He promised to abstain from smoking, chewing, and profanity as long as he remained a mem- ber.
Here the counsel in his wig and gown, and here the old Jew clothes-man under his dingy tiara; here the soldier in his scarlet, and here the undertaker's mute in streaming hat-band and worn cotton gloves; here the musty scholar fumbling his faded leaves, and here the scented actor dangling his showy seals.
German media outlets on Sunday revealed that US Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey had asked the German government to provide ground troops to participate in the showy "coalition" which is led by the US.
? A recent dip in form has done nothing to dull the appetite of Birmingham's Reiss "Showy" Taylor, Britain's shortest pro at 5ft 1ins.