Definition: lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
Definition: lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
Sentences Containing 'gaunt'
There was no one bidden to the marriage but Mr. Lorry; there was even to be no bridesmaid but the gaunt Miss Pross.
I can not read what I have written with this gaunt hand.
I remember well one gaunt Nimrod who would catch up a leaf by the roadside and play a strain on it wilder and more melodious, if my memory serves me, than any hunting horn.
The age of this gentleman of ours was bordering on fifty; he was of a hardy habit, spare, gaunt-featured, a very early riser and a great sportsman.
So that, gentle sir, neither this horse, nor this lance, nor this shield, nor this squire, nor all these arms put together, nor the sallowness of my countenance, nor my gaunt leanness, will henceforth astonish you, now that you know who I am and what profession I follow."
He was a gaunt, sallow young man, with hollow cheeks, and a chin almost as black as Mr. Murdstone's; but there the likeness ended, for his whiskers were shaved off, and his hair, instead of being glossy, was rusty and dry.
Sherlock Holmes was pacing up and down the platform, his tall, gaunt figure made even gaunter and taller by his long grey travelling-cloak and close-fitting cloth cap.
Her thinness seemed to be the effect of some wasting fire within her, which found a vent in her gaunt eyes.
So surely as I looked towards her, did I see that eager visage, with its gaunt black eyes and searching brow, intent on mine; or passing suddenly from mine to Steerforth's; or comprehending both of us at once.
We were all assembled round him when the door opened, and a tall, gaunt woman entered the room.
Then I perceived, standing strange and gaunt in the centre of the hall, what was clearly the lower part of a huge skeleton.
'Give Betsey Trotwood's love to Blossom, when you come back; and whatever you do, Trot, never dream of setting Betsey up as a scarecrow, for if I ever saw her in the glass, she's quite grim enough and gaunt enough in her private capacity!'
"Hallo, _you_ sir," cried the Captain, a gaunt rib of the sea, stalking up to Queequeg, "what in thunder do you mean by that?
On his long, gaunt body, he carried no spare flesh, no superfluous beard, his chin having a soft, economical nap to it, like the worn nap of his broad-brimmed hat.
They contain round archipelagoes of romantic isles, even as the Polynesian waters do; in large part, are shored by two great contrasting nations, as the Atlantic is; they furnish long maritime approaches to our numerous territorial colonies from the East, dotted all round their banks; here and there are frowned upon by batteries, and by the goat-like craggy guns of lofty Mackinaw; they have heard the fleet thunderings of naval victories; at intervals, they yield their beaches to wild barbarians, whose red painted faces flash from out their peltry wigwams; for leagues and leagues are flanked by ancient and unentered forests, where the gaunt pines stand like serried lines of kings in Gothic genealogies; those same woods harboring wild Afric beasts of prey, and silken creatures whose exported furs give robes to Tartar Emperors; they mirror the paved capitals of Buffalo and Cleveland, as well as Winnebago villages; they float alike the full-rigged merchant ship, the armed cruiser of the State, the steamer, and the beech canoe; they are swept by Borean and dismasting blasts as direful as any that lash the salted wave; they know what shipwrecks are, for out of sight of land, however inland, they have drowned full many a midnight ship with all its shrieking crew.
And when he glanced upon the green walls of the watery defile in which the ship was then sailing, and bethought him that through that gate lay the route to his vengeance, and beheld, how that through that same gate he was now both chasing and being chased to his deadly end; and not only that, but a herd of remorseless wild pirates and inhuman atheistical devils were infernally cheering him on with their curses;--when all these conceits had passed through his brain, Ahab's brow was left gaunt and ribbed, like the black sand beach after some stormy tide has been gnawing it, without being able to drag the firm thing from its place.
You would almost have thought he was digging a cellar there in the sea; and when at length his spade struck against the gaunt ribs, it was like turning up old Roman tiles and pottery buried in fat English loam.
Despite being dismissed by Thomas Hardy in his 1895 novel "Jude the Obscure" as gaunt and unattractive, St Michael’s is a Grade I listed building.
Despite the match on the mitochondrial DNA, geneticist Turi King, continues to pursue a link between the paternally-inherited Y-DNA and that of descendants of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster.
Four living descendants of Gaunt have been located, and their results are a match to each other.
Joan was the legitimated daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, by his mistress and later third wife, Katherine Swynford. By his second marriage Westmorland had nine sons and five daughters.
He also served in France with John of Gaunt.
Film roles included "Carry On Loving" (1970), "Endless Night" (1972) and "Clockwise" (1986) (in which she sang the Vivian Ellis standard "This is my Lovely Day" on the soundtrack and made comic use of the repeated line "Aren't we all such lucky people") and "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969) (where she played the headmistress's secretary, Miss Gaunt).
The Gaunt factor (or Kramers-Gaunt factor) is used as a multiplicative correction to the continuous absorption or emission results when calculated using classical physics techniques.
In cases where classical physics provides a close approximation, the Gaunt factor can be set to 1.0.
The Gaunt factor was named after the physicist John Arthur Gaunt, based on his work on the quantum mechanics of continuous absorption.
Gaunt used a 'g' function in his 1930 work, which Chandrasekhar named the 'Gaunt factor' in 1939.
It is sometimes named the Kramers-Gaunt factor as Gaunt incorporated the work of Hendrik Anthony Kramers.
The screenplay by Lean, Anthony Havelock-Allan and Ronald Neame is based on the 1939 play of the same title by Noël Coward. The title, a reference to the English people, is a phrase from John of Gaunt's monologue in Act II, Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's "Richard II".
The historic district, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, includes commercial and civic buildings in and near Gaunt Square, the heart of the city, and along both sides of the Spicket River between Gaunt Square and the Boston and Maine Railroad tracks south of the river.
The city center's growth along Broadway and the Gaunt Square area mirrored the expansion of the mills over time.
As related to Harry by Dumbledore, Merope Gaunt only demonstrated any magical ability when removed from her father's oppression, but then seemed to lose it again when her husband abandoned her.
In "Half-Blood Prince" he repeats Morfin Gaunt's words "the big house over the way", which were spoken in Parseltongue.
Gilbert de Gaunt (de Gant, de Ghent etc.) c1040-1095 was the son of Ralph, Lord of Alost near Ghent, and Gisele of Luxembourg who had an older brother named Baldwin, and another named Ralph.
Gilbert de Gaunt was a commander (with William Malet) at the 'firing' (the part-destruction by fire of that city) of York on September 19, 1069.
Gilbert de Gaunt was based at his home at Folkingham (Castle) and died about 1095 being buried at Bardney Abbey near Lincoln City.
It is from this line that a Gilbert, whose father was Jocelyn (an Anglo-Norman landlord under Gilbert de Gaunt), became St.
Gilbert de Gaunt's mother Gisele of Luxembourg had an older brother also called Gilbert and it seems that the name may have derived from her side of the family (Gislebertus, Gylberd, Gylbard etc.).
The flames spread rapidly, and of the stately pile there soon remained no more than the gaunt and blackened walls.
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