swarthy

Definition: Having a dark hue

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The Call of the Wild - By Jack London, John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress), Philip R. Goodwin, Charles Livingston Bull, Charles Edward Hooper
...Perrault was a French-Canadian, and swarthy; but Fra ^ ois was a French-Canadian half-breed, and twice as swarthy ....
The House of the Seven Gables - By Nathaniel Hawthorne
...And there is still the swarthy whiteness,--we shall venture to marry these ill-agreeing words,--the swarthy whiteness of Judge Pyncheon 's face ....
The Prime Minister - By Anthony Trollope
...well that somebody should be made aware of it, so that his girl might have the chance of suitors preferable to this swarthy son of Judah ?...
The Jewel of Seven Stars - By Bram Stoker
...Something like a smile flickered over his swarthy face as he answered me : `` This is not the end ....
The Major - By Ralph Connor
...CHAPTER VI JANE BROWN MR. BROWN was a busy man, but he never failed to be in his place at the foot of the table every day punctually at half past twelve, solely because at that hour his little daughter, Jane, would show her grave and earnest and dark brown, almost swarthy, face at the head ....
Masters of Men - By Morgan Robertson
...Besides Sawyer, of Hoboken, there were the excitable German, Wagner, a fair-haired Swede named Swanson, a thin-faced, swarthy Spaniard who gave the name of Pedro, and an equally thin-faced and swarthy Frenchman named Frank, Winskel, a Russian, Peter, a West Indian negro, and Smith, a little, stoop-shouldered cockney with a villainous accent ....
The Harbor Master - By Theodore Goodridge Roberts
...It was not until then that any one noticed that the two swarthy sailors had recovered and departed, taking with them the blankets and bottle of rum which had been employed in reviving them ....
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - By Mark Twain, John Falter
...They would have given anything to have that swarthy suntanned skin of his, and his glittering notoriety; and Tom would not have parted with either for a circus ....
A Tale of Two Cities - By Charles Dickens, Frederick S Boas, T. H. Allen
...Tea mender of roads, blue cap in hand, wiped his swarthy forehead with it, and said, " Where shall I commence, monsieur ? "...
Wuthering Heights - By Emily Bront
...Heathcliff, indeed, stands unredeemed; never once swerving in his arrow-straight course to perdition, from the time when `` the little black-haired swarthy thing, as dark as if it came from the Devil, " was first unrolled out of the bundle and set on its feet in the farm-house kitchen, to the hour when Nelly Dean found the grim, stalwart corpse laid on its back in the panel-enclosed hed, with wide-gazing eyes that seemed `` to sneer at her attempt to close them, and parted lips and sharp white teeth that sneered too . "...
The Age of Innocence - By Edith Wharton
...The door was opened by a swarthy foreign-looking maid, with a prominent bosom under a gay neckerchief, whom he vaguely fancied to be Sicilian ....
Ethan Frome - By Edith Wharton
...her face as bloodless and shrivelled, but amber-tinted, with swarthy shadows sharpening the nose and hollowing the temples ....