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  • So, too, with his scuff-free suede loafers, impeccably ironed blue-checked shirt, and a linen jacket that might have been made to measure.

    The Priest

  • Like many other restaurants of the moment, Joseph Leonard, a nearly year-old cafe on a leafy corner of the West Village, trafficks in humility chic: weathered wood, whitewashed brick, blue-checked napkins and mismatched silver.

    Far From Power Lunch

  • Most were pensioners; she counted four instances of the same huge, blue-checked shopping bag.

    Excerpt: What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn

  • 'Come and enjoy my big, blue-checked shopping bag; it is filled with catfood.'

    Excerpt: What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn

  • After consultation with the author, the first sentence of The Black Book became: "Rüya was lying face down on the bed, lost to the sweet, warm darkness beneath the billowing folds of the blue-checked quilt."

    How I got lost in translation and found my true calling

  • He is beautifully dressed in a soft gray flannel suit, blue-checked shirt, red silk tie, a crisp trench coat over his shoulder.

    Enemies of the People

  • The senatorial 84-year-old, unsmiling and handsome in his gold-buttoned navy blazer, blue-checked white shirt, pressed gray-striped pants and black loafers, said he had regrets.

    Mrs. Astor���s Prodigal Son Comes Home���To Sell It

  • On the ground floor of a brownstone down the street from Greenie’s apartment, it featured two fireplaces, blue-checked tablecloths, a fashionably weary velvet sofa, and (Board of Health be damned) a roving bulldog named The Bruce.

    Excerpt: The Whole World Over by Julia Glass

  • These windows were glazed with small squares of glass so green that, but for his good eyes, the young man could not have seen the blue-checked cotton curtains which screened the mysteries of the room from profane eyes.

    At the Sign of the Cat and Racket

  • While the dining room can be crowded and cacophonous, the servers, donning preppy blue-checked shirts and ties, are sharp and professional, even when it comes to wine.

    Harrison's Upper East Side Taste Preps Up Fringes of Tribeca

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