1 The splendid armour of the combatants was now defaced with dust and blood, and gave way at every stroke of the sword and battle-axe.
2 His armour bore all the marks of the late obstinate fray, being broken, defaced, and stained with blood in many places, and covered with clay and dust from the crest to the spur.
3 At length they came back into the town; and, turning into an old public-house with a defaced sign-board, ordered some dinner by the kitchen fire.
4 That gravel page upon which I might have read so much has been long ere this smudged by the rain and defaced by the clogs of curious peasants.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In Chapter 3. The Problem
5 She rummaged in a bureau, and presently she produced a photograph of a woman, shamefully defaced and mutilated with a knife.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
6 s signature, here and there defaced by fire, but legible to anyone.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
7 The wall-paper was defaced, in spots, by slops of beer and wine; or garnished with chalk memorandums, and long sums footed up, as if somebody had been practising arithmetic there.