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  • The war-freighter skipped roughly across the atmosphere of the nameless blue-brown planet, atmospheric pressure tearing at the gaping holes in its side and ripping away sheets of armor plating and machinery.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Michael Leza’s Review Forum

  • The blue-brown eyes seemed to be boring into my brain.

    The Sky Writer

  • They had hauled me into the guard-room, and there he was, the inevitable cigarette clamped between his teeth, those terrible hypnotic blue-brown eyes regarding me with no more emotion than a snake's.

    The Sky Writer

  • It has its source in Zambia and pulses it's snaky blue-brown body through Angola and slithers along the borders of Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and finally through Mozambique, where it can boast being the largest river that empties into the Indian Ocean.

    Summer Rayne Oakes: Where the fire burns: Accounts from Mozambique

  • Irvin S. Cobb, a well-known syndicated columnist and social critic, described her as "the most exquisitely lovely human being I ever looked at — [she had] the slim quick grace of a fawn, a head that sat on her flawless throat as a lily on its stem, eyes that were the color of blue-brown pansies and the size of half dollars; a mouth made of rumpled rose petals."

    'American Eve: The Birth of the It Girl and the Crime of the Century'

  • Throughout all the doctoring and washing and clipping of matted fur, the dog had blue-brown eyes only for Tazza.

    Our American King

  • He then takes my Tide and my Listerine and flushes them... now my toilet flushes blue-brown and I'm out $8 worth of groceries.

    Hate Mail

  • The inner-most bit of my irises now has this sort of muddy blue-brown ring, instead of the slightly darky blue-green colour that I usually have.

    7th May '06

  • ‘I thought they looked like fingermarks,’ he murmured, aligning his fingers over the blue-brown smudges.

    Mistress For A Weekend

  • Beyond it, the tree-clad heights, rolling away into the distance, faded from blue-brown to the faintest azure, hardly to be distinguished from the empyrean above.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

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