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  • The singer, clean-faced and cheery-eyed, bent over and added water to a pot of simmering beans, and then, rising, a stick of firewood in hand, drove back the circling dogs from the grub-box and cooking-gear.

    WHERE THE TRAIL FORKS

  • One day, I came back from school to find his moustache shaved off, leaving him disconcertingly clean-faced, his top lip thin and unfamiliar.

    Strangers in a foreign land

  • The rest are identical tour buses, taxis, hire cars, and shiny new Land Cruisers piloted inexpertly through the always flat streets of the desert city by clean-faced men in safari suits and Akubra hats.

    Kangaroo Dreaming

  • Paula can't stop thinking about the girl and how she came to be on that busy corner with no shoes, how she looks so different from that clean-faced little girl in a library chair, and yet she is one and the same.

    'Magic Words' By Jill McCorkle: Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature

  • Instead, a massive Whole Foods rose up before us, hipsters and clean-faced moms and dads going in and out of its shiny silver doors with their recyclable grocery bags filled with organic chickens.

    The Comfort Zone | The Stiletto Gang

  • Here is Daniel dressed, clean-faced and ready for the day!

    but I just washed your face! « Adventures in Juggling

  • As for his demo, the perfectionist Jobs prefers to use professional photoshoots of “family vacations” and clean-faced American Eagle-style models for his precious keynotes.

    Apple Thinks Your Video Sucks

  • By and large, the Hot Men of this list are clean-faced fellows with some notable exceptions.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • May went up to the house to turn into a clean-faced grown-up again, and

    W. A. G.'s Tale

  • Up to the left of the stamp-mill, not far from the main office, was a square, red-painted building, up whose steps, just as the bell in the brick store's tower struck the set time, a procession of clean-faced miners went in and a procession of grimy ones came out.

    The Transformation of Job A Tale of the High Sierras

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