GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having blue veins or blue streaks.
“White-skinned, blue-veined, as delicate as porcelain, Lydia never complained that she could never fly or even take a flight of stairs.”
“She falls asleep with her hands crossed over her chest, closes blue-veined, crinkled-paper eyelids and drifts off just like that, as if her soul is already gone, her body continuing on autopilot.”
“I looked at her narrow wrists: blue-veined, delicate, and unmarred.”
“Her wig was off and you could see her blue-veined skull underneath the translucent fuzz of hair she did have.”
“• Soft cheeses, such as feta, Brie, Camembert, blue-veined cheese and other cheeses unless they are made with pasteurized milk.”
“Their coach, Marcelo Bielsa, could see what was happening and regularly flew out of his dug‑out in blue-veined rage but he could influence little.”
“Isolde said nothing, though, and at last she let out a little puff of breath between her teeth and drummed gnarled, blue-veined fingers on the wooden table between them.”
“Cerdic stopped again, rubbing his thin, blue-veined hands together.”
“Mom tried to distract me by talking loudly about something else, but I could still feel the touch of that blue-veined hand, and I could tell Mom knew.”
“The steaming hot bath, the blue-veined cheese, the glistening slice of raw fish: they get their zing from a touch of danger, of decay, and in the case of alcohol, of poison.”
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