1 The man, without answering, began to twirl the ends of his moustache.
2 He takes a stealthy look at her, and begins to twirl his moustache nervously, with his left hand akimbo on his hip.
3 The girl seemed to waver, and Frome saw her twirl the end of her scarf irresolutely about her fingers.
4 She was twirling in her fingers the thin stalk of a wildflower, a light mantle had slipped down to her elbows, and the wide gray ribbons of her hat were clinging to her bosom.
5 He was twisting and twirling about, ingratiating himself with the daughters of an ancient General.
6 Sonya, when he came in, was twirling round and was about to expand her dresses into a balloon and sit down.
7 An old seaman, bronzed by the tropical sun, advanced, twirling the remains of a tarpaulin between his hands.
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8 And slowly twirling his mustaches, he got up from the table and walked about the room.
9 The Emperor of Japan, on a steady old white horse stencilled with black spots, was twirling five wash-hand basins at once, as it is the favourite recreation of that monarch to do.
10 He had "a lady's waist," a victorious manner of trailing his sword and of twirling his mustache in a hook.
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11 He had taken her parasol from her hands while he spoke to her, and he now lifted it and twirled it above him as he lay on his back.
12 Without ceremony, and with a rough hand, he twirled the supple Gamut around on his heel, and more than once affirmed that the Hurons had done themselves great credit in the fashion of his costume.
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13 But Amy whispered, with full eyes, as she twirled the faded stool, "Not tonight, dear."
14 The man drew out paper and tobacco and twirled the one up in the other with surprising dexterity.
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15 The tune he was whistling, his gait, and the gesture with which he twirled his mustache, all now seemed offensive.