One was tall and thin, the other dark, shaggy, and sinewy, with a flat nose.
She.d never noticed how long his nails were or the sinewy strength in his forearms.
The points of chief importance are a fine, clean, lean head, set on free from collar heaviness; a long and strongly muscular neck, shoulders oblique and covered with muscle; high, long withers, chest of good depth and narrow but not extremely so; body round in type; back rib well down; depth at withers a little under half the height; length equal to the height at withers and croup; loins level and muscular; croup long, rather level; tail set on high and carried gracefully; the hind quarters long, strongly developed, and full of muscle and driving power; the limbs clean-cut and sinewy, possessing abundance of good bone, especially desired in the cannons, which are short, broad and flat; comparatively little space between the fore legs; pastern joints smooth and true; pasterns strong, clean and springy, sloping when at rest at an angle of 45°; feet medium size, wide and high at the heels, concave below and set on straight.
His sleeves were rolled up and his sinewy, hairy, red hands with their short fingers deftly turned the ramrod.
In person Charles Kingsley was tall and spare, sinewy rather than powerful, and of a restless excitable temperament.