A little old man with unkempt beard was doing something bent down over some iron, muttering meaningless French words, and she, as she always did in this nightmare (it was what made the horror of it), felt that this peasant was taking no notice of her, but was doing something horrible with the iron— over her.
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This kid has long, unkempt hair and a hardened look about him.
Neal Shusterman -- Unwind
With his dark unkempt hair, his unlined face, he looked no more than twenty-five.