Second assignment: Name all the words you can that designate inaudible laughter (for example, <smile, smirk, grin>).
The above Club-House, which occupies an angle of Charles-street and Regent-street, is, however, but a meagre specimen of the abilities of the architect, Mr. Smirke.
"Well, boys," resumed Gussie, having shot his cuffs and smirked horribly, "this is the end of the summer term, and many of you, no doubt, are leaving the school.
Then the Cricket and Friar, and a pair of Dancing Crickets--worth all the fairy figures of the Smirkes, and a hundred others into the bargain.
But of all the counsellors, perhaps Mr. Smirkie was the most zealous and the most trusting.
For with that candour which is so delightful, and so common in these days, everything had been told to Mr. Smirkie,--how her young heart had for a time turned itself towards her cousin, how she had been deceived, and then how rejoiced she was that by such deceit she had been reserved for her present more glorious fate. '
When he alluded,--as he did, but should not have done,--to the young Smirkies, she spoke with almost ecstatic enthusiasm of the 'dear children,' Caldigate knowing the while that the eldest child must be at least sixteen.
they murmur; and they hurry in from the conservatory, and come up from the stairs, and go and fetch each other from all over the house, and crowd into the drawing-room, and sit round, all smirking in anticipation.
We had at dinner, besides Miss Rawlins, a young widow-niece of Mrs. Moore, who is come to stay a month with her aunt--Bevis her name; very forward, very lively, and a great admirer of me, I assure you;--hanging smirkingly upon all I said; and prepared to approve of every word before I spoke: and who, by the time we had half-dined, (by the help of what she had collected before,) was as much acquainted with our story as either of the other two.
THE CAVALIER: (Shaking his head and smirking,--or seeming to)!!!
He faced her squarely this time, and turned his head from side to side with queer little jerks and indiscriminate peckings at her wings and head, and smirkings that really should have been irresistible.
Is it not in some woman whose private life is the scandalous matter of your whispered conversations, and whose shameless face smirks at you from the windows of those picture-shops which are a disgrace to our national morality?
How I would love to smear some of their pretty, smirky faces!