He was a capital comic actor, and owed his by-name to his success in playing Dicky, in the "Constant Couple."
It is well I knew what man he was under his by-name and his disguise.
He was for ordinary somewhat grave and silent, a dark man with hair and beard the colour of molten iron, whence came his by-name.
Alex inquired, remembering how the nun had addressed her by-name.
His companions began to call him "The Big-un" and the by-name still clings to him.
It was not so; and the by-name by which I went behind my back confirmed it.
His daughter was named Steinvor, a pretty girl and well set up; her by-name was Slim-ankles.
All these troops arrived by degrees in Tepeaca, and respectively obtained some by-name or other from our men.
"Indeed, and I hope it may be no more than a by-name," she said gravely.
This by-name we unexpectedly find in a grave antiquarian law-dictionary!