Usage examples for sloe

  1. That sloe- eyed breed didn't know just where, and apparently didn't care. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  2. The earl did go himself to fetch her from Mistress Pepper's, and after that she came neither of us saw the sloe- eyed woman any more. – A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales by Amelie Rives
  3. Daily he acknowledged in his body the power of the arm of flesh, but the vagrant butterfly humour of the male parent with the dreamy blue eyes touched him where he lived- perhaps because his, like his mother's, were sloe- black. – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  4. She looked up to see a dark, handsome face- a Spanish face with almond eyes, sloe- black and magnetic- a face that suddenly blazed. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  5. On the night that Raymond Ironsyde left Sabina at West Haven and returned to Bridport, Mr. Legg, the day's work done, drank a glass of sloe gin in Mrs. Northover's little parlour and uttered a startling proposition- the last to have been expected. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  6. You deserve a third sloe gin! – Simon by J. Storer Clouston
  7. He was small, swarthy- faced, with sloe- black eyes and matted hair, evidently a white man with Mexican blood. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  8. A girl upon the borders of her set at college was fond of the phrase " living for the moment," and Marjorie associated with it the speaker's lax mouth, sloe- like eyes, soft, quick- flushing, boneless face, and a habit of squawking and bouncing in a forced and graceless manner. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  9. His sloe- black eyes were prone to snap and twinkle, and his lips to part over dazzling teeth. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  10. The sloe- thorn, and the furze, and the bramble choked up the rails. – Leading Articles on Various Subjects by Hugh Miller
  11. " No-" " No, 'deed ye wudn't for th' wudn't let ye, but because we've no choice ye come down here like a petty sessions- magistrate an' make my bhoy feel like a thief because he goes like a crow an' picks a wild cherry or a sloe that wud rot on the tree. – My Lady of the Chimney Corner by Alexander Irvine
  12. Han't I currycombed thy carcass till it was as sleek as a sloe, and cherished thee as the apple of mine eye? – The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smollett
  13. The damp mist fell off the trees like rain, one leaf dropped after another from the trees, and only the sloe- thorn still bore its fruit; but the sloes were sour and set one's teeth on edge. – Stories from Hans Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
  14. Straight as a poplar; eyes like a sloe. – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  15. This was not improbable; for she had her best hat on, which made her eyes seem very dark-" like sloes," Chinky said, though neither of them had any clear idea what a sloe was. – The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson
  16. And in the autumn Procne came again And leapt upon the crooked sloe- bough singing, And the dark berries winked like earth- dimmed beads, As the branch swung beneath her dancing feet. – Georgian Poetry 1920-22 by Various
  17. Sloe- blossoms make a safe, harmless, laxative medicine. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  18. They talked of Sloe Gin for a very long time. – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  19. The effect of a couple of large glasses of sloe gin was quickly apparent. – Simon by J. Storer Clouston