They were honest, honorable men in their dealings, but the people had given them a couple of nicknames
which were very suggestive--Herr Givenaught and Herr Heartless.
Aladdin isn't a nickname
exactly; anyway, he laughed and seemed to like it.
Whatever he may be called in history, he was known in camps and on the battlefield under the nickname
of Old Blood-and-Thunder.
Bagnet briskly, "here we are, Lignum and myself"--she often speaks of her husband by this appellation, on account, as it is supposed, of Lignum Vitae having been his old regimental nickname
when they first became acquainted, in compliment to the extreme hardness and toughness of his physiognomy--"just looked in, we have, to make it all correct as usual about that security.
I believe he owed his nickname
entirely to the popular prejudice against a day-boy; and in view of the special reproach which the term carried in my time, as also of the fact that his father was one of the school trustees, partner in a banking firm of four resounding surnames, and manager of the local branch, there can be little doubt that the stigma was undeserved.
These scattered tribes come, one and all, under the title of Nyam-Nyams, and this compound word is only a sort of nickname
He gave an impression of lassitude, and his nickname
was eminently appropriate.
They were all bombs of various types mostly in glass--none of the German airships carried any guns at all except one small pom-pom (to use the old English nickname
dating from the Boer war), which was forward in the gallery upon the shield at the heart of the eagle.
He went over all the evidence for this supposition--her sudden interest in Hirst's writing, her way of quoting his opinions respectfully, or with only half a laugh; her very nickname
for him, "the great Man," might have some serious meaning in it.
Grey, I find, was known out here altogether by the nickname
Among the bayfarers he had gained the nickname
of "The Centipede" on account of his long arms.
When you have been here long enough, you will get a nickname
Since Emily had seen her last, her personal appearance doubly justified the nickname
by which her late mistress had distinguished her.
Don't repeat that stupid nickname
when you talk of my good friend, Richard Wardour.
That early bird got such a big worm he could hardly carry him off," laughed Aunt Jessie, as the children shouted over the joke suggested by Mac's nickname