bootblacks, thimble-riggers, street arabs, beggars, the blear-eyed
beggars, thieves, the weakly, vagabonds, merchants, sham soldiers, goldsmiths, passed masters of pickpockets, isolated thieves.
On Thursday morning he got up very late and dragged himself, blear-eyed
and sallow, into his sitting-room to see if there were any letters.
Limp, after taking a draught, placed his flat hands together and pressed them hard between his knees, looking down at them with blear-eyed
contemplation, as if the scorching power of Mrs.
The older man, gaunt, blear-eyed
, ragged, turned over on his side.
He remembered the days when some of the old men, still alive, had been born; and, unlike him, they were now decrepit, shaken with palsy, blear-eyed
, toothless of mouth, deaf of ear, or paralysed.
ancient stood before him, balancing on a single crutch.