The staggering figure endeavored to straighten itself, and then slouched
away in the direction of the settlement.
most contemptible and worthy of all scorn; with slouched
hat and guilty eye, skulking from his God; prowling among the shipping like a vile burglar hastening to cross the seas.
After that, he slouched
over his horse in his usual manner; and made no other reference to the subject except, half an hour afterwards, taking a piece of chalk from his pocket, and writing up, inside the tilt of the cart, 'Clara Peggotty' - apparently as a private memorandum.
He always slouched
, locomotively, with his eyes on the ground; and, when accosted or otherwise required to raise them, he looked up in a half resentful, half puzzled way, as though the only thought he ever had, was, that it was rather an odd and injurious fact that he should never be thinking.
His person showed marks of habitual neglect, his dress was slovenly; and yet there was something in the presence of the old Squire distinguishable from that of the ordinary farmers in the parish, who were perhaps every whit as refined as he, but, having slouched
their way through life with a consciousness of being in the vicinity of their "betters", wanted that self-possession and authoritativeness of voice and carriage which belonged to a man who thought of superiors as remote existences with whom he had personally little more to do than with America or the stars.
So he went with him, and, not long afterwards, they met a man who wore a little hat, but he had it slouched
over one ear.
into the recess and struck matches on the panels; children kept shop upon the steps; the schoolboy had tried his knife on the mouldings; and for close on a generation, no one had appeared to drive away these random visitors or to repair their ravages.
Behind him slouched
the Beast Man, M'ling, and round M'ling's jaws were some queer dark stains.
This horseman could not be recognized in his cloak and slouched
A Punjabi constable in yellow linen trousers slouched
across the road.
This canteen (with a funnel on its top, like a cavalier cap slouched
over the eyes) was set on edge upon the puncheon, with the hole toward myself; and through this hole, which seemed puckered up like the mouth of a very precise old maid, the creature was emitting certain rumbling and grumbling noises which he evidently intended for intelligible talk.
Bless you, sir, I know where all my old friends are,' said the fellow with a sinister smile, and he slouched
off after the maid to the kitchen.