black look


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black look

noun
The act of wrinkling the brow, as in thought, puzzlement, or displeasure:
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The slightest order was received with a black look and grudgingly and carelessly obeyed.
Neither said a word; but the first set to and examined me, and dressed my wound as before, while Hoseason looked me in my face with an odd, black look.
The waiter seemed convinced that I could not deny it, and that it gave the case a black look.
Rushworth turned to her with a black look, and said, "Do you think there is anything so very fine in all this?
with an archly black look which he acknowledged by a muttered, surly: "I am damned if I do.
He is a cruel man, Barbara--a man so bad that he would be unworthy of your little heart, and would soon tear it to pieces with his railings and reproaches and black looks.
The men muttered and cursed, throwing black looks in its direction.
But, first, he had to tell the birds of the value of Shelley's boat; and though they were too honest to demand it back, he saw that they were galled, and they cast such black looks at Solomon, who was rather vain of his cleverness, that he flew away to the end of the island, and sat there very depressed with his head buried in his wings.
Kezia's entrance, with very black looks, to inquire if she shouldn't bring in the tea now, or whether the toast was to get hardened to a brick, was a seasonable check on Bob's flux of words, and hastened his parting bow.
Several times Condon attempted to draw the lad into a card game; but his victim was not interested, and the black looks of several of the other men passengers decided the American to find other means of transferring the boy's bank roll to his own pocket.
There was a hint of menace in it, a maliciousness which their black looks verified.
E-Thas rushed forward to greet him, for E-Thas had seen black looks directed toward him as the tals slipped by and his benefactor failed to return.