On the beach, that night at Tulagi, vainly wondering what had become of the whaleboat, Michael had met the squat, thick, hair- grizzled
Here the Distressed One and the other duennas raised the veils with which they were covered, and disclosed countenances all bristling with beards, some red, some black, some white, and some grizzled
, at which spectacle the duke and duchess made a show of being filled with wonder.
She wondered as she regarded some of the grizzled
women in the room, mere mechanical contrivances sewing seams and grinding out, with heads bended over their work, tales of imagined or real girlhood happiness, past drunks, the baby at home, and unpaid wages.
For while those female whales are characteristically timid, the young males, or forty-barrel-bulls, as they call them, are by far the most pugnacious of all Leviathans, and proverbially the most dangerous to encounter; excepting those wondrous grey-headed, grizzled
whales, sometimes met, and these will fight you like grim fiends exasperated by a penal gout.
In charge of it was the lean, grizzled
, leatherskinned Sir Jules de Vac, and it was he whom Henry commanded to face him in mimic combat with the foils, for the King wished to go with hammer and tongs at someone to vent his suppressed rage.
He had a strong, ruddy colour, thick black hair, a little grizzled
, a curly moustache, and red lips.
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.
On her other side ran a gaunt old wolf, grizzled
and marked with the scars of many battles.
"He is in camp, near Montpezat, two hours' march from here, my fair lord," said Johnston, the grizzled
bowman who commanded the archers.
However, there are ships where, as an old grizzled
mate once told me, "nothing ever seems to go right!" And, looking from the poop where we both stood (I had paid him a neighbourly call in dock), he added: "She's one of them." He glanced up at my face, which expressed a proper professional sympathy, and set me right in my natural surmise: "Oh no; the old man's right enough.
A brow white and void of wrinkles, beneath his long hair, now more white than black; an eye piercing and mild, under the lids of a young man; his mustache, fine but slightly grizzled
, waved over lips of a pure and delicate model, as if they had never been curled by mortal passions; a form straight and supple; an irreproachable but thin hand -- this was what remained of the illustrious gentleman whom so many illustrious mouths had praised under the name of Athos.
The commander of the regiment was an elderly, choleric, stout, and thick-set general with grizzled
eyebrows and whiskers, and wider from chest to back than across the shoulders.