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Besides, when they had stripped me naked, though my dress was so shabby my skin had all the sleekness of a gentleman.
CALEB WILLIAMSWILLIAM GODWIN
He was standing in the doorway, with a startling cleanness of the hands and face, and a strange, wet sleekness of the hair.
His predominating characteristic was an oily sleekness; the very voice of him was smooth with unctuousness.
Her complete loss of that smooth sleekness which life with humans gives deceived the vet more than a little.
JANA. J. DAWSON
The fur, instead of possessing that sleekness which distinguishes the feline race, is peculiarly crisp.
THE YOUNG RAJAHW.H.G. KINGSTON
Toby, for all his sleekness and hymn-singing, he is an iron fellow!
MAMMON AND CO.E. F. BENSON
Grace and ardour, sleekness of coat and buoyancy of limbs are gone out of them.
ALONENORMAN DOUGLAS
It has none of the sleekness of many horticultural forms, nor the fragility of peaches, sour cherries and plums.
THE APPLE-TREEL. H. BAILEY
Deepen a few lines and her expression would be one of contented sleekness.
VISIONARIESJAMES HUNEKER
And there was an Amanda with a striking passion for the sleekness and soft noses of horses.

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