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  • BEDFORD, N.Y—Among the well-heeled set in this New York City suburb, the hallmarks of success include an Ivy League degree, an opulent home—and a dirt-streaked car.

    Where Dirt Is a Mark of Distinction

  • He was handsome and slightly dirt-streaked, and had the air of someone who had fought through the underbrush.

    Starting from Scratch

  • She could only imagine what she looked like with her dirt-streaked face, muddy dress, and gloveless hands.

    The Lost Children

  • A battered and disheveled messenger came pushing through the crowd, his eyes wild, his face sweat - and dirt-streaked.

    Widows and Orphans

  • Two wizened men with bowler hats and very dusty pants sat with a grey-braided lady with her dirt-streaked face and broken shoes, all three leaning sadly against the cliff, as they talked on and on in Quechua with my guide, with very mournful faces, all the while dropping coca leaves into my open hand.

    Karin Badt: From Cuzco to Machu Picchu: A Trek into Peru

  • A tentative smile crept onto his thin, dirt-streaked face.

    The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • Charity watched through an aching, dirt-streaked face as the green-shirted squad leaped with joy.

    High School Confidential

  • Hawk looked at them, a glimmer of whiteness against the dirt-streaked flesh of his hand.

    Armageddon's Children

  • Blaeric and Fen. were nowhere to be seen, so there was no need to talk his way past them to get inside, but as he approached the dirt-streaked steps at the back of the wagon, the foxhead medallion hanging beneath his shirt went icy cold against his chest, then colder still.

    Knife of Dreams

  • Vincent asked the oldest child, a girl of five or six with a dirt-streaked face.

    Heaven Lake

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