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  • Understanding dawned in those china-blue eyes, and damn it, they misted over.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • In the living room of his London home, film-maker Jamie Thraves is attempting to return to its cage a china-blue budgerigar named Sparky, which has taken up residence on the frame of a mirror.

    Jamie Thraves: Life is bittersweet

  • He was attractive, with an iron-grey crew cut and bright china-blue eyes.

    Deadly Intent

  • Pink cheeks; china-blue eyes; and hair the colour of old Madame

    The Newcomes

  • Princess Rowena (as she chose to style herself at home) looked so hard at him out of her china-blue eyes, that Sir Wilfrid felt as if she was reading his thoughts, and was fain to drop his own eyes into his flagon.

    Burlesques

  • Hayley glared disdainfully at Nora with hard china-blue eyes, showing no hint of apology or discomfort.

    Mistress for a Weekend

  • She was slim, and pale, and very English, with fair hair swept back in a tight knot and china-blue eyes.

    Archive 2005-02-01

  • Her china-blue eyes met his and she gave him a playful smile, tossing her head so that her glossy brown hair bounced on her shoulders.

    The Sheikh's Innocent Bride

  • His china-blue eyes under white eyebrows that jutted out in little horns, never stirred; the long upper lip of his wide mouth, between the fine white whiskers, twitched once or twice; it was easy to see from that anxious rapt expression, whence Soames derived the handicapped look which sometimes came upon his face.

    The Man of Property

  • He peered at those dear gray-blue eyes of hers, but he could not calm himself enough to tell whether they were china-blue or basalt-black.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

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