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The Scarlet Letter
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • The whole gang of sailors, likewise, observing the press of spectators, and learning the purport of the scarlet letter, came and thrust their sunburnt and desperado-looking faces into the ring.
  • They were rough-looking desperadoes, with sun-blackened faces, and an immensity of beard; their wide short trousers were confined about the waist by belts, often clasped with a rough plate of gold, and sustaining always a long knife, and in some instances, a sword.

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  • Desperados would not be troubled by such niceties.
  • Surely this was the face of a desperado.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia

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