"Here is one." And taking up the hand which lay on the arm of his chair, he pointed to the roughened
forefinger, a burn on the back, and two or three little hard spots on the palm.
He had a delicate skin, easily roughened
by sun and wind.
He was a tall man, over six feet high, and broad in proportion, and he had a bluff, rough-and-ready face, all roughened
and reddened and lined in his long travels.
In the chair sits a man of strong and sturdy frame, whose face has been roughened
by northern tempests and blackened by the burning sun of the West Indies.
She fixed her eyes wistfully on the tower of the palace, which rose out of the lower darkness like a pillar of roughened
She put her hand, which was a comfortable hand though roughened
by work, upon my hands, one after another, and gently took them out of my hair.
"But this is my father's story, sir; and I begin to think" --the curiously roughened
forehead was very intent upon him--"that when I was left an orphan through my mother's surviving my father only two years, it was you who brought me to England.
He was thin and worn, but clear and alert, his keen face bronzed by the sun and roughened
by the wind.
I have an impression on my mind which I cannot distinguish from actual remembrance, of the touch of Peggotty's forefinger as she used to hold it out to me, and of its being roughened
by needlework, like a pocket nutmeg-grater.
The child put all these things between the bars into the soft, Smooth, well-shaped hand, with evident dread--more than once drawing back her own and looking at the man with her fair brow roughened
into an expression half of fright and half of anger.
He appeared, with the col- our and uncouth stiffness of the extraordinary ma- terial in which he chose to clothe himself--"for the time being," would be his mumbled remark to any observation on the subject--like a man roughened
out of granite, standing in a wilderness not big enough for a decent billiard-room.