If this expressive article of dress was drawn low upon the forehead, it was a sign that hard work was going on, in exciting moments it was pushed rakishly askew
, and when despair seized the author it was plucked wholly off, and cast upon the floor, and cast upon the floor.
Old Governor Bellingham would come grimly forth, with his King James' ruff fastened askew
, and Mistress Hibbins, with some twigs of the forest clinging to her skirts, and looking sourer than ever, as having hardly got a wink of sleep after her night ride; and good Father Wilson too, after spending half the night at a death-bed, and liking ill to be disturbed, thus early, out of his dreams about the glorified saints.
He looked me squarely in the eyes, and twisted his mouth askew
You will notice that it looks singularly askew
, and that there is an odd twinkling appearance about this bar, as though it was in some way unreal.
This young lady managed the whole family, even a little the small beflounced sister, who, with bold pretty innocent eyes, a torrent of fair silky hair, a crimson fez, such as is worn by male Turks, very much askew
on top of it, and a way of galloping and straddling about the ship in any company she could pick up--she had long thin legs, very short skirts and stockings of every tint-- was going home, in elegant French clothes, to resume an interrupted education.
There burst and fell into his private room a man in the filthiest rags, with a greasy squash hat still askew
on his head, and a shabby green shade shoved up from one of his eyes, both of which were glaring like a tiger's.
The houses finally leap the wall of Philip Augustus, and scatter joyfully over the plain, without order, and all askew
, like runaways.
The buildings to the east of it were ablaze at a dozen points, under the flaming tatters and warping skeleton of the airship, and all the roofs and walls were ridiculously askew
and crumbling as one looked.
The other head, equally ancient, was a white man's, as the heavy blond moustache, twisted and askew
on the shrivelled upper lip, gave sufficient advertisement; and Sheldon wondered what forgotten beche-de-mer fisherman or sandalwood trader had gone to furnish that ghastly trophy.
And here the old lady stopped, out of breath, with her cap askew
, her spectacles on the end of her nose, and her knitting much the worse for being waved enthusiastically in the air, while she hung over the arm of her chair, shrilly cheering an imaginary Lafayette.
But Marilla could not rid herself of the notion that something in her scheme of punishment was going askew
In itself the book had no literary merit; Captain Jim's charm of storytelling failed him when he came to pen and ink; he could only jot roughly down the outline of his famous tales, and both spelling and grammar were sadly askew