His complexion was swarthy, his hair dark, and his eye bright and piercing.
Nesvitski could hardly keep from laughter provoked by a swarthy hussar officer who walked beside him.
In front came a man wearing a strange shako and a blue cloak, swarthy, sunburned, and with a hooked nose.
Even so the gods of the Ethiopians are swarthy and flat-nosed, the gods of the Thracians are fair-haired and blue eyed..
6 The latest explanation of Joskeha is " dear little sprout," and of Tawiscara, " the ice-one," while Aataentsic becomes " she of the swarthy body."
This Neolithic race has consequently been nicknamed " Iberians," and it is now common to speak of the " Iberian " ancestry of the people of Britain, recognizing the racial characteristics of " Iberians " in the" small swarthy Welshman," the " small dark Highlander," and the " Black Celts to the west of the Shannon," as well as in the typical inhabitants of Aquitania and Brittany.
Dark, swarthy; yellow, copper-coloured are all adjectives employed to describe their complexion - the truth being that their habits of life do not conduce either to the preservation or display of the natural colour of their skin, and that some of them are really fair, and others, perhaps the majority, really dark.
The natives are rather low in stature, but plump and well shaped, with short necks, swarthy faces, black eyes and long black hair.
He is described at this time by Mme de Motteville as "well-made, with a swarthy complexion agreeing well with his fine black eyes, a large ugly mouth, a graceful and dignified carriage and a fine figure "; and according to the description circulated later for his capture after the battle of Worcester, he was over six feet tall.
After a fortnight natives, swarthy and ill-looking, with ugly hair, great eyes and_broad cheeks (Beothuk or Micmac Indians?) appeared with many skin canoes; in the spring following these Skraelings came back and bartered with their visitors.
She stood, amazed and confused, her swarthy face flushed, her eyes full of contempt and regret.
swarthy, savage fellows of some country, anyhow.
It was the name of the fellow with the swarthy countenance.
The swarthy figure and brilliant costume of the "Moor" when reproduced in wood and picked out in colours produced a very striking effect, and when a small table was supported on the head by the upraised hands the idea of passive service was suggested with completeness.
Then the saga relates that one morning a large number of men in skin canoes came paddling toward them and landed, staring curiously at them: "They were swarthy men and ill-looking, and the hair of their heads was ugly; they had large eyes and broad cheeks."
swarthy men, and some of them wore earrings.
They were swarthy men, and some of them wore earrings.
Like a swarthy old drill sergeant, we at itchy are at hand to kick you lazy layabouts into touch.
swarthy face flushed, her eyes full of contempt and regret.
She is described as "not one of the handsomest women in the world; she is of a middling stature, swarthy complexion, long neck, wide mouth, bosom not much raised, and in fact has nothing but the English king's great appetite, and her eyes which are black and beautiful, and take great effect."
He was short of stature, swarthy and broadchested, with a large head which early turned grey, snub nose and deep-set eyes.
A whole pack of Italians have turned up to back Malvoli -- swarthy, savage fellows of some country, anyhow.
In his early twenties at most, with a thin build and face, pale under swarthy skin.
Hannah.s fiancÃ©, an Immortal, owned a swarthy mansion in Maryland.
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