Immediately in front of the house was a lawn, perhaps fifty yards in extent between the house and public road, or, as it was called, the "pike." Beyond this road lay a close-cropped
pasture of some ten acres, level and without a tree, rock, or any natural or artificial object on its surface.
I lay upon a close-cropped
sward of red grasslike vegetation, and about me stretched a grove of strange and beautiful trees, covered with huge and gorgeous blossoms and filled with brilliant, voiceless birds.
One of the next arrivals was a stout, heavily built young man with close-cropped
hair, spectacles, the light-colored breeches fashionable at that time, a very high ruffle, and a brown dress coat.
He was sixteen, his chestnut curls had given place to close-cropped
brown locks, and he was more interested in football than fairies.
His broad shoulders and his close-cropped
head rested in luxurious ease against the rough bole of the palm.
He was nineteen years old, short and broad-backed, with a close-cropped
, flat head, and a wide, flat face.
Trelawney (that, you will remember, was the squire's name) had got up from his seat and was striding about the room, and the doctor, as if to hear the better, had taken off his powdered wig and sat there looking very strange indeed with his own close-cropped
"Hold!" cried Thurid, and springing forward before I could guess his intention, he had grasped my beard and ripped the whole false fabric from my face and head, revealing my smooth, tanned skin beneath and my close-cropped
His head, close-cropped
, was well-shaped, and he wore a short beard; he had large, dark eyes and heavy eyebrows.
Along the close-cropped
sward which paves the avenue ground fliers were moving in continuous lines in opposite directions.
The Baron Hesho had high cheekbones, a yellow skin, close-cropped
black hair, and wore gold-rimmed spectacles through which he beamed upon the whole world.
To single himself out from all other Norwood builders the landlord had devised and laid out a common lawn tennis ground, which stretched behind the houses with taut-stretched net, green close-cropped
sward, and widespread whitewashed lines.