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  • Ares and the keen-eyed Slayer of Argus, while Apollo plays his lyre stepping high and featly and a radiance shines around him, the gleaming of his feet and close-woven vest.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • The restaurant was paneled in old, dark wood, the linen was crisp and close-woven, and the fixtures were brass that gleamed finely in the subdued light.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Great lawyers were merely great unscrupulous subtleties, like himself, sitting back in dark, close-woven lairs like spiders and awaiting the approach of unwary human flies.

    The Financier

  • Though she with words very many and wiles close-woven entreat him.

    The History of Herodotus

  • Like messes the galaxy over, it was a vast room filled with half-occupied trestle tables of metal and plastic, the walls a neutral shade not violent enough to be actively displeasing to anyone or anything, with a close-woven floor-covering in orange and green patterns vaguely reminiscent of spilled food.

    Ishmael

  • The straps round my chest and ankles were the sort of fawn close-woven webbing often used round suitcases to prevent them from bursting open.

    Come To Grief

  • Against the warm light that floods from the open double-casement window through the thin, close-woven silksheen of the flimsy dark trousers, the young man can see the outline of the man who stands holding the garment at the foot of the bed.

    The Towers of the Sunset

  • And if these things have been found in England, and the present administration with sincere humiliation do not run across to unravel this close-woven web of destruction, all thoughts of recovery will quickly be too late.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • It was close-woven of many rings, as supple almost as linen, cold as ice, and harder than steel.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Among them sport Ares and the keen-eyed Slayer of Argus, while Apollo plays his lyre stepping high and featly and a radiance shines around him, the gleaming of his feet and close-woven vest.

    Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

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