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  • I found that it came from a man lying further forward, on whose face the death-dew was standing, yet I could perceive no wound.

    Famous Islands and Memorable Voyages

  • Dawn saw not the death-dew on the marble brow, nor heeded the passing breath.

    Dawn

  • No mother's hand wiped the cold death-dew from her brow; no kind voice whispered hope and consolation.

    Choice Readings for the Home Circle

  • And he, the great, gruff and mighty Ursa Major, listened to all their woes, caring for them in sickness, wiping the death-dew from their foreheads, wearing crape upon his sleeve for them when dead.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great

  • The light faded from his eyes, and the death-dew had gathered on his brow.

    Behind the scenes,

  • For if she could have had the wits she would have felt at the time the death-dew on his face.

    Gudrid the Fair A Tale of the Discovery of America

  • Afterwards the book had irresistible charms for him, from the first page whereon his old friend, Mr. Bell Scott, has vigorously etched Severn's drawing of the once redundant locks of rich hair, dank and matted over the forehead cold with the death-dew, down to the last line of the letterpress.

    Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

  • She wiped the death-dew from his face, from which the soot had been washed with water from the stream, and moistened his lips with a cordial.

    The Art of Disappearing

  • I can never forget the pleading gaze of his violet eyes, the brow from which ringlets of light-brown hair were swept by strange fingers bathed in the death-dew, the desire for some one to care for him, some one to love him in his last hours.

    My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field

  • Page 281 when the death-dew is falling beneath the silver moon?

    The Planter's Northern Bride

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