• Samuel Spade's jaw was long and bony, his chin a jutting v under the more flexible v of
    his mouth. His nostrils curved back to make another, smaller, v. His yellow-grey eyes were
    horizontal. The V motif was picked up again by thickish brows rising outward from twin creases
    above a hooked nose, and his pale brown hair grew down--from high flat temples--in a point on
    his forehead. He looked rather pleasantly like a blond Satan.

    1930 Of Sam Spade. The Maltese Falcon,'Spade and Archer'.