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Word: aquiline

Definition: curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose


Sentences Containing 'aquiline'

He was a remarkably handsome man, dark, aquiline, and moustached-- evidently the man of whom I had heard.
In appearance he was about fifty years of age, with but few grey hairs, an aquiline cast of features, and an expression between grave and gay; and his dress and accoutrements showed him to be a man of good condition.
In the dim light of the lamp I saw him sitting there, an old briar pipe between his lips, his eyes fixed vacantly upon the corner of the ceiling, the blue smoke curling up from him, silent, motionless, with the light shining upon his strong-set aquiline features.
The portrait he draws in the preface to the novels, with the aquiline features, chestnut hair, smooth untroubled forehead, and bright cheerful eyes, is the very portrait of a sanguine man.
``Now, there you are hasty, sir,''said Barsad, with a smile that gave his aquiline nose an extra inclination to one side;``there you really give me an advantage over you.

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