His face above his straggly whiskers was red with temper and with liquor.
They're black and lustrous, but by leaving them straggly they're a blemish.
He looked down at the ground and up into the straggly palms, then heaved a sigh.
There was a screen of straggly brush, with emptiness beyond.
His hair was getting grey at the temples and straggly on top.
Then comes a town ...