In general I hated the reading-lesson, it was such a torture to the ear to listen to their uncouth
mouthing of my native tongue, and no effort of example or precept on my part ever seemed to effect the slightest improvement in their accent.
But beauty, in our sense of the word, seems to diminish as we go down: the creature becomes more--I won't say 'ugly' of any of God's creatures--more uncouth
He succeeded so far, however, as to uncover an iron chest, when there was a terrible roaring, ramping, and raging of uncouth
figures about the hole, and at length a shower of blows, dealt by invisible cudgels, fairly belabored him off of the forbidden ground.
It was in vain that Kory-Kory tempted me with food, or lighted my pipe, or sought to attract my attention by performing the uncouth
antics that had sometimes diverted me.
Thus for a time, in present revelry, however uncouth
, they forgot all past troubles and all anxieties about the future, and their forlorn wigwam echoed to the sound of gayety.
To me she was strenuously civil in her uncouth
Then the visiting "watch below," transformed into graceless ladies and uncouth
pilgrims, by rude travesties upon waterfalls, hoopskirts, white kid gloves and swallow-tail coats, moved solemnly up the companion way, and bowing low, began a system of complicated and extraordinary smiling which few monarchs could look upon and live.
He disliked the fisher folk, who were rough, uncouth
, and went to chapel.
The first entrance to the cavern was by a moderate descent, above which distorted rocks formed a weird arcade; the interior, very uneven and dangerous from the inequalities of the vault, was subdivided into several compartments, which communicated with each other by means of rough and jagged steps, fixed right and left, in uncouth
But his affection took the rather uncouth
form of expostulating with her about her work.
, perhaps, and brutal, too, if judged too harshly by the standards of effete twentieth- century civilization, but withal noble, dignified, chivalrous, and loveable.
During this time her only visitor was an uncouth
Swede, the Kincaid's unsavoury cook, who brought her meals to her.
It was love that had worked the revolution in him, changing him from an uncouth
sailor to a student and an artist; therefore, to him, the finest and greatest of the three, greater than learning and artistry, was love.
I shall not copy the uncouth
language, full of needless repetitions (and, if I know anything of the subject, not guiltless of bad grammar as well), in which my innocent husband was solemnly and falsely accused of poisoning his first wife.
Looking at him they saw no genius, but only a huge and uncouth