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  • It was a fine apartment in which we found ourselves, large, lofty, and heavily raftered with huge balks of age-blackened oak.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • Valentina had expected it to be large, well upholstered and quiet, but found herself in a tiny crowded room full of age-blackened wood and low ceilings.

    Her Fearful Symmetry

  • The capsule touched down outside one of the stone houses, a long building with age-blackened wood beams protruding from beneath a slate roof.

    The Dreaming Void

  • He heard a soft hissing noise and then old-fashioned gas lamps sputtered into life all along the walls, casting a flickering insubstantial light over the peeling wallpaper and threadbare carpet of a long, gloomy hallway, where a cobwebby chandelier glimmered overhead and age-blackened portraits hung crooked on the walls.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • It was incongruous and somewhat disturbing — surely those high, age-blackened rafters were never meant to be viewed in such raw detail, nor the cracks and folds in the high, narrow stained-glass window picked out with an intense clarity they would not have even in full sun.

    The Moor

  • He was a wizard, more or less, yet he felt utterly helpless as he watched the flames, a few feet out of reach, licking at the age-blackened ridgepole.

    With a Single Spell

  • He stood up and beckoned them to follow, leading the way down spiral steps from the turret and out across the courtyard to an iron-bound door of age-blackened oak.

    Hero Of Dreams

  • Pardero turned into the narrow Street of Brass Bones, which curved gradually up-slope, between ancient structures of age-blackened wood.

    Marune: Alastor 933

  • Suddenly she looked very small and faintly forlorn with all that expanse of age-blackened wood behind her.

    Ralestone Luck

  • The room was a large apartment with smoke-cured and age-blackened beams in the ceiling.

    How Janice Day Won

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