Aarfy was tapping the bowl of his pipe against his palm leisurely as he paced back and forth in corpulent self-approval, obviously delighted by the stir he was causing.
Boy, we used to have fun in that fraternity house,’ he recalled peacefully, his corpulent cheeks aglow with the jovial, rubicund warmth of nostalgic recollection.
’Come on, Washington,’ the corpulent colonel broke in irascibly.
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The headline read: Appeals Court Says Corpulent Cop Can Keep His Job
To be fair, the French can be just as guilty of falling back on outdated stereotypes. They tend, for example, to view Germans as loud, corpulent, penny-pinching, beer-swilling summer-time beach invaders who turn bright pink as soon as the sun appears. (Come to think of it, that’s how they describe the Brits, too.)
Bruce Crumley -- Time, "France Shrugs as a German Takes Over the Michelin Guide", 12/21/08