And each meeting meant a drink; and there was much to talk about; and more drinks; and songs to be sung; and pranks and antics to be performed, until the maggots of imagination began to crawl, and it all seemed great and wonderful to me, these lusty hard-bitten
sea- rovers, of whom I made one, gathered in wassail on a coral strand.
Had she been short-haired, heavy-jawed, large- muscled, hard-bitten
, and utterly unlovely in every way, all would have been well.
Elijah was one of the hard-bitten
old-time travelers himself.
For all that he was a remarkable puppy, Jerry had his limitations, and he could never know the effect produced on the hard-bitten
captain by the soft warm contact of his velvet body.
Genuine sourdoughs (pioneers) they were, tough and hard-bitten
, who had been buried so deeply inside the Circle that they did not know there was a Klondike Strike.
They looked such hard-bitten
, wiry, whiskered fellows that their young adversaries felt rather desponding as to the result of the morrow's match.
There is no gainsaying that the Solomons are a hard-bitten
bunch of islands.
ALLOWING Boris Johnson to visit Moscow to meet Russia's hard-bitten
Foreign Secretary Sergey Lavrov had predictable results.
A new voice in crime writing well worth keeping an eye on for those who love their thrillers fast-paced and hard-bitten
You've got to get hard-bitten
and professional and see games through.
The message, ultimately, is that like many hard-bitten
detectives, Luther is inextricably drawn into this world, steeped in a darkness that allows him to see into the minds of psychopaths, but it invariably exacts an inner toll.
Obviously, your hard-bitten
, cynical columnist doesn't do romanticism as far as footballers are concerned.