The waiting room is ill-kempt, but inside its institutional blue and white walls, there is a surprising sense of tranquility.
Up through a neglected thicket of Virginia shrubs and ill-kempt trees you drive to the house.
He could now see that his father's clothes were mud-stained and torn, that his long white hair was ill-kempt.
It was pale now under the ill-kempt hair, and the set purpose of helpfulness was stamped upon it.
An ill-kempt, unwieldy man dressed in the uniform of an officer was seated on a stone bench and scowled as the two appeared.
It was a pitiful figure--ill-kempt ragged, half-starved, haggard-faced.
If there is one place where the sweetest girl is decidedly plain and ill-kempt it is at the seaside.
When last I saw him he was spruce enough, but he looked ill at ease: now, untidy and ill-kempt, he looked perfectly at home.
ill-kempt women stood idly about the doorways, or sat upon unscrubbed steps with dirty babies in their arms.
The laager was captured, and with it forty ill-kempt, surly prisoners.