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  • She preceded him down the staircase with the taper light in her hand, looking unnaturally tall and thin in the long dove-coloured dressing-gown she wore.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • As he was drinking and talking on in an engaging manner, a young lady in a shot dove-coloured dress, with a white parasol lined with pink, and the prettiest dove-coloured boots that ever stepped, passed by Pen, leaning on the arm of a stalwart gentleman with a military moustache.

    The History of Pendennis

  • When Arthur left No. 2002, he went to pay his respects to the carriage to which, and to the side of her mamma, the dove-coloured author of Mes Larmes had by this time returned.

    The History of Pendennis

  • Immediately Huxter perceived the direction which they took, they ceased looking after the dove-coloured nymph, and they turned and looked into Sam

    The History of Pendennis

  • Her dress was of a dove-coloured material, with a bonnet to match, a little tufted white feather resting on the top, like a truce-flag between the blood of noble and vassal.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • Once he spoiled a new dove-coloured pelisse of hers.

    Vanity Fair

  • Then my eyes cleared and I found myself looking at the inside of a car upholstered in some soft dove-coloured fabric, and beautifully finished off in ivory and silver.

    Greenmantle

  • It was a beautiful and sober dawn, a dove-coloured dawn, insensibly brightening to gold.

    Vailima Letters

  • The wife of Saigo, the Minister of Education, called one day in an exquisite Japanese dress of dove-coloured silk crepe, with a pale pink under-dress of the same material, which showed a little at the neck and sleeves.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • Her girdle was of rich dove-coloured silk, with a ghost of a pale pink blossom hovering upon it here and there.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

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