He had the strangest companions imaginable; men with long beards, and dressed in linen blouses, and other such new-fangled and ill-fitting
garments; reformers, temperance lecturers, and all manner of cross-looking philanthropists; community-men, and come-outers, as Hepzibah believed, who acknowledged no law, and ate no solid food, but lived on the scent of other people's cookery, and turned up their noses at the fare.
The passersby glanced in wonder at the sullen heavy youth who, in coarse, ill-fitting
clothes, was in the company of such a graceful, refined-looking girl.
They were so ill-fitting
as to be quite grotesque; even as he appeared in black outline against the moonrise, the coat-collar in which his head was buried made him look like a hunchback, and the long loose sleeves looked as if he had no hands.
One cold winter morning, as he dressed in the dark, his candle flickering in the draught of the ill-fitting
window, he had heard her speak from the bed behind him.
His slightly stooped shoulders were draped in an ill-fitting
, though immaculate, frock coat, and a shiny silk hat added to the incongruity of his garb in an African jungle.
It became a sort of quarry for nuts and screws and wheels, bars and spokes, chain-links and the like; a mine of ill-fitting
"parts" to replace the defects of machines still current.
He returned such glances as fell upon him with fierce insolence; he was indeed somewhat of a strange figure in his ill-fitting
and inappropriate clothes amongst a gathering of smart people.
clothes, battered hands, and sunburned face remained; but these seemed the prison-bars through which she saw a great soul looking forth, inarticulate and dumb because of those feeble lips that would not give it speech.
What a contrast, in a woman's eyes, to the shy, pale, melancholy man, in the ill-fitting
black clothes, with the wandering, uneasy glances, who stood beneath him, and felt, and showed that he felt, his inferior position keenly
Beside him stood his giant recruit, still clad in the home-spun and ill-fitting
garments of the fuller of Lymington, with arms and legs shooting out of his scanty garb.
Behind his counter he was a superior being, calmly conscious of special knowledge and worth; outside he was a weak-kneed, purblind, motorman-cursed rambler, with ill-fitting
clothes stained with chemicals and smelling of socotrine aloes and valerianate of ammonia.
On the threshold of the folding doors that divided bedroom and sitting-room, a well-built man stood in ill-fitting
broadcloth, and bowed to us until his bullet head presented an unbroken disk of short red hair.