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grisly
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David Copperfield
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  • After some rubbing of the lower part of his face, and some looking at us with those bad eyes, over his grisly fingers, he made one more address to me, half whining, and half abusive.
  • He stirred his coffee round and round, he sipped it, he felt his chin softly with his grisly hand, he looked at the fire, he looked about the room, he gasped rather than smiled at me, he writhed and undulated about, in his deferential servility, he stirred and sipped again, but he left the renewal of the conversation to me.
  • He did not gather his eyebrows together, for he had none worth mentioning; but he frowned to that degree that he almost closed his small eyes, while the hurried raising of his grisly hand to his chin betrayed some trepidation or surprise.

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  • a grisly murder
  • Even by the standards of plane crashes, it was a grisly tragedy...
    Time, 2009  --  http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1914815_1914808_1914788,00.html(retrieved 10/15/09)

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