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- By swaggering could I never thrive, For the rain it raineth every day.Book 4 — Three Love Problems (84% in)
- He was a man obviously on the way towards sixty, very florid and hairy, with much gray in his bushy whiskers and thick curly hair, a stoutish body which showed to disadvantage the somewhat worn joinings of his clothes, and the air of a swaggerer, who would aim at being noticeable even at a show of fireworks, regarding his own remarks on any other person's performance as likely to be more interesting than the performance itself.Book 4 — Three Love Problems (86% in)
- "Well, it belongs to a stepson of mine," said Raffles, adjusting himself in a swaggering attitude.Book 5 — The Dead Hand (91% in)
- Mr. Raffles seemed greatly to enjoy his own wit, and Swung his leg in a swaggering manner which was rather too much for his companion's judicious patience.Book 5 — The Dead Hand (93% in)
- His large whiskers, imposing swagger, and swing of the leg, made him a striking figure; but his suit of black, rather shabby at the edges, caused the prejudicial inference that he was not able to afford himself as much indulgence as he liked.Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (71% in)
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