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  • So excuse me while I throw on this little dust-colored field jacket, the one with the shiny buckles and military-style epaulets, to summarize the action on these two fronts.

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: A Financial War With Two Fronts ... And One Wrong General

  • In the corners of the room, dust-colored mushrooms had sprung up in clusters between the tiles.

    Missionaries

  • Jean Valjean sprang hastily to his feet; there was no one on the slope; he gazed all around him and perceived a creature larger than a child, not so large as a man, clad in a gray blouse and trousers of dust-colored cotton velvet, who was jumping over the parapet and who slipped into the moat of the Champde – Mars.

    Les Miserables

  • No one knows what dust-colored figures were suspended like draperies from the triangular opening.

    Les Miserables

  • Minnesota won championships in 1987 and 1991 without winning a single road game in either of those World Series, and the Metrodome - with the deteriorating, dust-colored ceiling and the din of a sellout crowd - is a difficult place for opponents.

    USATODAY.com - Baseball - Oakland vs. Minnesota

  • Ahead, the Mesopotamian plain, like a dust-colored sea, stretches south hundreds of miles to Baghdad and beyond.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • And, I don't understand the appeal of the dust-colored frosting and the plastic stuff on top?

    The Displays That Time Forgot

  • You could get that dust-colored little girl a fistful of rice and lentils for the listless brother on her hip.

    Of Rajas and Rollers

  • The difficulties of winter and autumn, the heat of summer, spring like the spirit of life, winds and clouds and lightning — — all these help to make distinctions clear: so the dust-colored earth may bring forth all it holds in its heart, whether ruby or dull stone.

    Marjan’s Tooth

  • The next day, Abdullah said, a group of Americans arrived at Qala Zeini in two dust-colored pickups.

    The Death Convoy Of Afghanistan

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