Miss Pinkerton did not understand French; she only directed those who did: but biting her lips and throwing up her venerable and Roman-nosed
head (on the top of which figured a large and solemn turban), she said, "Miss Sharp, I wish you a good morning.
Many a time have I heard it said by many a man of sense that he will sooner offer you a flat-nosed wench than a roman-nosed
one; and who knows but this privacy, this opportunity, this silence, may awaken my sleeping desires, and lead me in these my latter years to fall where I have never tripped?
One man stood out--a handsome slender guy in a white dinner jacket and satin-striped pants, Roman-nosed
, with a moustache like chipped obsidian knife blades.
Even after a lifetime spent chasing oversized antlers across much of North America, I still get the same adrenaline rush from close encounters with older pot-bellied, Roman-nosed
bucks today as when I first left boot tracks in the Indiana deer woods decades ago.
Naming their new line after the odd-looking, Roman-nosed
, endangered antelope of the Russian steppes has always puzzled me, but then again, we tack the names of birds and mammals on American made firearms willy-nilly as well.
Earlier this same November, hunting alone, my son Dave had shot a gnarly-racked, Roman-nosed
buck from his evening stand less than 100 yards away.