"...a fur trapping apothecary from Cornwall whose piety was exceeded only by his stinginess."
"...six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that's why his hands were bloodstained..."
"She loved everything that grew in God's earth, even the weeds. With one exception. If she found a blade of nut grass in her yard it was like the Second Battle of Marne: she swooped down upon it with a tin tub and subjected it to blasts from beneath with a poisonous substance..."
"Sunday, (insert name of who's being described here) sat on the porch every night until nine o'clock and sneezed. One evening we were privileged to witness a performance by him which seemed to have been his positively last, for he never did it again so long as we watched.
"...was Maycomb County's sole surviving Confederate veteran. He wore a General Hood type beard of which he was inordinately vain."
Cousin Ike Finch
"Guess you'll have to change your tune now. The very idea, didn't you know his nickname was Ol' One-Shot when he was a boy? Why, down at the Landing when he was coming up, if he shot fifteen times and hit fourteen doves he'd complain about wasting ammunition."
"Her face was the color of a dirty pillowcase, and the corners of her mouth glistened with wet, which inched like a glacier down the deep grooves enclosing her chin. Old-age liver spots dotted her cheeks, and her pale eyes had black pinpoint pupils."
"His appetite was appalling, and he told me so many times to stop pestering him I consulted Atticus: 'Reckon he's got a tapeworm?'"
"...she had a river-boat, boarding-school manners; let any moral come along and she would uphold it; she was born in the objective case; she was an incurable gossip."
"He's got a Co-Cola bottle full of whiskey in there. That's so's not to upset the ladies. You'll see him sip it all afternoon, he'll step out for a while and fill it back up."
"...he was married with three children; he had been in trouble with the law before: he one received thirty days for disorderly conduct."
"...if you have anything you want to say you can say it under oath and, at the proper time, but until then you get out, you hear me?"
"She had bright auburn hair, pink cheeks, and wore crimson fingernail polish. She also wore high-heeled pumps and red-and-white-striped dress. She looked and smelled like a peppermint drop."
"...his eyes, as blue as Dill Harris's, were red-rimmed and watery. There was no color in his face except at the tip of his nose, which was moistly pink. He fingered the straps of his overalls, nervously picking at the metal hooks."
"She was all angles and bones; she was nearsighted; she squinted; her hand was wide as a bed slat and twice as hard."
"...seldom if ever crossed the street for a mid-morning coffee break with her neighbors, and certainly never joined a missionary circle."
"...walked to town at eleven-thirty every morning and came back promptly at twelve, sometimes carrying a brown paper bag that the neighborhood assumed containe the family groceries."