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  • There was no other place for them to crawl, for the rest of the face was covered with matted beard, slightly grizzled, but greatly dirt-stained and weather-discolored.

    THE HOBO AND THE FAIRY

  • My beard, evidently once blond, but now a dirt-stained and streaky brown, swept my midriff in a tangled mass.

    Chapter 12

  • Joe, the Johnny Appleseed of figs, is a short, taut man with a fringe of white hair and brawny hands that taper to dirt-stained fingernails.

    Nancy Ruhling: Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Really Gives a Fig

  • The faded material was dusty and dirt-stained, but Sharon was more conscious of the way the work-worn fabric snugly shaped itself to his hips and thighs like a second skin.

    Western Man

  • Just before game time, Detroit Tigers clubhouse manager Jim Schmakel makes sure a long, dirt-stained canvas bag is unloaded in the on-deck circle.

    Baseball's Weight Problem

  • She wore a dirt-stained navy T-shirt with a pair of jeans ripped at the knee, her hair hanging like a shiny black sheet down her back.

    Choker

  • "I have never seen a court as beautiful as this," he said after his 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Michael Russell, an American who started with a bang and was reduced in the end to diving around like Boris Becker in his dirt-stained days in an attempt to prolong the points.

    Murray Raises the Roof

  • Anthony bridged across from the field as the group reformed and went straight to the front to lead out Candelario, whose dirt-stained cheeks showed the pain of a long, hot day in the saddle.

    Daniel Holloway wins 2010 U.S. professional criterium championship

  • Laurel wore an acid-burn jean jacket over a softball shirt, as well as dirt-stained white sweatpants.

    THE LAST GREAT GETAWAY of the WATER BALLOON BOYS

  • She prowls the room, the dirt-stained tile of the floor.

    GIRL BY THE ROAD AT NIGHT

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