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  • As it came through the smoke, Nita could have sworn it was actually human — the skin color was one of the possible ones, the eyes and other dimly-seen features seemed to be in the right places, and the clothes — Jeez, will you look at those, Nita thought at the sight of the cropped black T-shirt, the cargo pants in a truly eye-jangling hot-pink-and-green floral print, and the strappy, high pink boots.

    The best walk-on in “Wizards at War…” | Diane Duane's weblog: "Out of Ambit"

  • We should know already, when we saw those two familiar clusters of chalets and hotels replaced by a great dispersed multitude of houses — we should see their window lights, but little else — that we were the victims of some strange transition in space or time, and we should come down by dimly-seen buildings into the part that would answer to Hospenthal, wondering and perhaps a little afraid.

    A Modern Utopia

  • The door of the shanty was standing open, and amid the outer darkness, as in a church, the trees looked like pillars, and the white stems of the birches like silver candelabra tipped with a thousand lights, or dimly-seen choristers with faces showing pale above sacramental vestments of black.

    Through Russia

  • And sweet is the glimpse of yon dimly-seen mountain,

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • The bushes and trees screened me behind; over my shoulder I could see the glow of burning buildings, and envisage the horror that was taking place, but as I gained the gully the awful din of conflict was cut off, and I was coursing up the narrow ravine towards the dimly-seen mesa ahead.

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • I gave him the last of the water, telling myself that we must come on a stream in an hour or two, for the Jornada desert was petering out into mesa studded with sage and greasewood, and there were dimly-seen hills on the northern horizon; I trotted on, turning at every mile to stare through the shimmering heat haze southwards, but there was no movement in that burning emptiness.

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • With a fingertip again she traced certain dimly-seen lines on the floor and they flared into flickering life, making a design.

    Three Against The Witch World

  • Bending low in the saddle they seemed to be peering at the dimly-seen figures of the two boys.

    The Saddle Boys in the Grand Canyon or The Hermit of the Cave

  • Taking his place among the last of the laughing, dimly-seen figures,

    Half A Chance

  • "The row has stopped, sure enough," Frank remarked, looking up at the dimly-seen outlines of the far-away crest of the rocky elevation, where it stood out against the starry heavens.

    The Saddle Boys of the Rockies Lost on Thunder Mountain

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