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  • Silver and a blue-silk scarf for our statue of our Lady completed the place setting.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Studying Berenice in blue-silk bathing costume and shoes, Cowperwood had been stung by the wonder of passing life — how youth comes in, ever fresh and fresh, and age goes out.

    The Titan

  • And a purty one it was, too, -- yaller-colored, with a red border, and an anchor worked in one corner on 't with blue-silk yarn.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867

  • Little heelless black-satin slippers were tied with narrow black ribbons quaintly crossed and recrossed over the slim, blue-silk ankles, carrying out the charming idea of a modest, simple maiden.

    The Witness

  • From each fold a curled tress came rolling down; and at last, combed out and bound up with blue-silk ribbon, it all stood about her head in a light mist of pale-gold silk, like a wreath of light around her bright, fresh face.

    The Path of Life

  • A British general, with his bronzed face and bristly mustache, would look a little strange under that blue-silk canopy, with rosy cherubs dancing overhead on the flowered ceiling.

    Now It Can Be Told

  • This unlikely story begins on a sea that was a blue dream, as colorful as blue-silk stockings, and beneath a sky as blue as the irises of children's eyes.

    Flappers and Philosophers

  • Miss Coblenz sat down on the edge of a slim, home-gilded chair, and took to gathering the blue-silk dress into little plaits at her knee.

    The Best Short Stories of 1917 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • Slim-etched, and that slimness enhanced by a conscious kind of collapse beneath the blue-silk girdle that reached up halfway to her throat, hers were those proportions which strong women, eschewing the sweetmeat, would earn by the sweat of the Turkish bath.

    The Best Short Stories of 1917 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • Roberta, already out of the blue-silk gown, released her young sister from the imprisonment of her hooks and eyes.

    The Twenty-Fourth of June

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