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  • Mountain Lad, swan-diving through forty feet of air, moving down the long room in the dull-blue dress of medieval fashion with the maddening knee-lift of the clinging draperies.

    CHAPTER XXI

  • Nor could he fail, as she crossed the floor, to see two women: one, the grand lady, the mistress of the Big House; one, the lovely equestrienne statue beneath the dull-blue, golden-trimmed gown, that no gowning could ever make his memory forget.

    CHAPTER X

  • From here could be seen most of the town: the dull-blue wall of the diner peeking out from behind the Valley National Building and the small Chamber of Commerce office; portions of the shopping center revealed through the trunks and branches of the trees; the brightly colored signs of the gas stations and fast-food restaurants in the newer section beyond.

    Baby Games

  • Then, to my intense embarrassment, without warning, two of the black-haired girls entered, bearing robes of a peculiar dull-blue hue.

    The Moon Pool

  • Upon the thumb of the hand was an immense ring, set with a dull-blue stone.

    The Moon Pool

  • Its dull-blue lustre was not like that of any known metal.

    Conan the Avenger

  • The maypole dancers are in dull-green, dull-violet, and dull-blue, bronze, and slate-gray.

    Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People

  • Hungarian, is very effective on dull-blue linen, heavy cream linen or coarse lace, such as the peasants make.

    The Art of Interior Decoration

  • Jim's grip on the pine staff tightened; his eye measured the distance to the dull-blue shoulder.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman or Making Good

  • The man nearest the Med Ship's port had a monstrous, irregular dull-blue marking over half of one side of his face and up upon his forehead.

    This World Is Taboo

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