Phrases with "unwashed"

G. K. Chesterton A man could find some comfort in an unswept attic or an unwashed shirt. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

There was no heat in the hall but the stifling heat of unwashed human bodies. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

The table was littered with unwashed dishes, and on the corner of it next him was a great black sloppy ring, showing where a wet saucepan had been laid upon the bare board. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

D. H. Lawrence He was despicable, abject in his dishevelled, disfigured, unwashed condition. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope He was now liable to the vulgarest persecution from the vulgar herd; his very tailor and bootmaker would beleaguer him, and coarse unwashed bailiffs take him by the collar. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Wolfe His flesh, what one could see of it through the unwashed grime, had a lifeless, opaque pallor. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

William Hope Hodgson There was a sallow young Chinese-looking man inside, lying in a heavily drugged and extremely unwashed condition. Captain Gault by William Hope Hodgson

The men are unwashed and filthy; the women walk abroad unveiled, and never refuse themselves, I am told, to the higher blood. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

D. H. Lawrence And a handsome, unwashed man with a black moustache came forward rather sheepishly. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

There were no shoes on his feet, and his unwashed face was dark as a berry. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

What was the matter now? Was it possible to treat a man so? His enormous and unwashed countenance flamed red in the muddy stretch of the street. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Rafael Sabatini He strode boldly in, pronouncing a sonorous benediction, which brought the family clustering about him to kiss his unwashed hand. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Anthony Trollope He was burly and big, unwashed and rough, with a black beard, shorn some two months since. North America by Anthony Trollope

Rafael Sabatini You are an unwashed scoundrel, ripe for gaol. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Rudyard Kipling Now a bed among brickbats and ballast-refuse on a damp night, between overcrowded horses and unwashed Baltis, would not appeal to many white boys; but Kim was utterly happy. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Sinclair Lewis A swamp of unwashed dishes appeared on a large table in the room just beyond, divided off from the living-room by a burlap curtain to which were pinned suffrage buttons and medallions. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Elizabeth Gaskell She held herself aloof from me as if she had been a queen, and I her humble, unwashed vassal. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Robert Louis Stevenson A clean man strips in a crowded boathouse; but he who is unwashed slinks in and out of bed without uncovering an inch of skin. Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson

Then it flashed upon me —“The clown at my elbow, who is drinking his tea out of a basin and eating his bread with unwashed hands, may be her husband: Heathcliff, junior, of course. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Upon his weekly ‘off days’ when he was not wearing his keeper’s uniform he went about unshaven and unwashed and with no collar or tie. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

John Galsworthy What’ll I do?” He turned his withered apple face up to Dinny, and there came from him an unwashed odour, as of grief and snuff and old potatoes. Over the River by John Galsworthy

James Joyce He took a reel of dental floss from his waistcoat pocket and, breaking off a piece, twanged it smartly between two and two of his resonant unwashed teeth. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Anthony Trollope Indeed when he did escape from the hands of the Philistines, at about two in the day, sick, unwashed and unfed, he thought it better to remain away altogether for that day. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

The huge grey place, littered and deserted, had a blowsy, unwashed air, as though it were still sleeping off a Saturday night debauch. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Edgar Allan Poe Here are the very nooks where the unwashed most aboundhere are the temples most desecrate. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Mark Twain I always did think those frowsy, romantic, unwashed peasant girls I had read so much about in poetry were a glaring fraud. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

George Eliot His face, unwashed since yesterday, looked pallid and clammy; his hair was tossed shaggily about his forehead, and his closed eyes had the sunken look which follows upon watching and sorrow. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

E. Phillips Oppenheim So long as that dirty, unwashed gang fell on their knees and treated me like a queen, as they did when I first arrived, I put up with a great deal. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Unmade beds, unwashed dishes, a hearth strewn with the ashes of peat, and dust thick on everything, proclaimed the absence of inmates. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

Sinclair Lewis Gritty clouds of ashes blew from open garbage cans, and tangled with the heat was New York’s summertime stench of rotten bananas, unwashed laundry, ancient bedding, and wet pavements. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis