--"After a week's delay, you favor me, my Lord, with a curt
Hence Quasimodo's gratitude was profound, passionate, boundless; and although the visage of his adopted father was often clouded or severe, although his speech was habitually curt
, harsh, imperious, that gratitude never wavered for a single moment.
For days his voice will not be heard raised about the decks, with that curt
, austere accent of the man in charge, till, again, when the hatches are on, and in a silent and expectant ship, he shall speak up from aft in commanding tones: "Man the windlass!"
"You'll find out quick enough," returned Fairfax, whose curt
carelessness did not, however, prevent a slight increase of color on his own cheek.
We found him lying on the doorstep when we got up, and it did not need Aunt Janet's curt
announcement, or Uncle Blair's reluctant shake of the head, to tell us that there was no chance of our pet recovering this time.
She shook her head in curt
negation while, caked in mud and inexpressibly serious-faced, Fyne seemed to be backing her up with all the weight of his solemn presence.
In front stood the bow-men, ten deep, with a fringe of under-officers, who paced hither and thither marshalling the ranks with curt
precept or short rebuke.
Marilla really did not know how to talk to the child, and her uncomfortable ignorance made her crisp and curt
when she did not mean to be.
But Leslie was brusque and curt
when Anne thanked her, and again the latter felt thrown back upon herself.
In spite of the curt
terseness of the word, Nancy quite understood the anxiety that lay behind that short "well?"
One, abrupt, energetic, with loud, brusque manners, curt
, rude speech, dark in tone, in hair, in look, terrible apparently, in reality as impotent as an insurrection, represented the republic admirably.
He replied to Jenssen's friendly advances in curt