Hard-featured

Hard´-fea`tured

    (~fē`tũrd; 135)
a.1.Having coarse, unattractive or stern features.
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A plain, hard-featured little man, in a long black overcoat, and holding a howler hat in his hand, bowed respectfully to Mr.
A trim, clean-shaven, hard-featured young man in naval uniform was standing upon the threshold.
Tall and sinewy, and brown, clear-eyed, hard-featured, with the stern and prompt bearing of experienced soldiers, it would be hard indeed for a leader to seek for a choicer following.
On the little plateau which crowned the barren hill there stood a single giant boulder, and against this boulder there lay a tall man, long-bearded and hard-featured, but of an excessive thinness.
The woman's face was hard-featured and ugly, with the marking lines of strong passions and resolute self-will plainly written on it.
Goodwives," said a hard-featured dame of fifty, "I'll tell ye a piece of my mind.
I was standing before him; he fixed his eyes on me very steadily: his eyes were small and grey; not very bright, but I dare say I should think them shrewd now: he had a hard-featured yet good-natured looking face.
He was a thin, hard-featured man, with an ascetic, acquiline cast of face, grizzled and hollow-cheeked, clean-shaven with the exception of the tiniest curved promontory of ash-colored whisker.
The latter were big, hard-featured, sheepish-faced men, who stared at Saxon as if afraid of her.
If hard-featured and without color, with high cheek-bones, it was a native of Scotland, in similar circumstances.
asks the black bonnet of the gray coat; and the hard-featured farmer reins up his grateful dobbin to inquire what you are doing where he sees no manure in the furrow, and recommends a little chip dirt, or any little waste stuff, or it may be ashes or plaster.
At half-past ten, Tom Moody, Sir Huddlestone Fuddlestone's huntsman, was seen trotting up the avenue, followed by the noble pack of hounds in a compact body-- the rear being brought up by the two whips clad in stained scarlet frocks--light hard-featured lads on well-bred lean horses, possessing marvellous dexterity in casting the points of their long heavy whips at the thinnest part of any dog's skin who dares to straggle from the main body, or to take the slightest notice, or even so much as wink, at the hares and rabbits starting under their noses.