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  •   I look up to see some dusty-looking man staring down at me.

    Monster Truck

  • It was four in the afternoon, and the bar was empty except for the skinny, tattooed girl bartender on whom James had a crush and a couple of dusty-looking alcoholics propped on opposing barstools.

    The Dirty Life

  • They look bluish in the pictures because of the flash, but in real life they are a dusty-looking matte black with no markings, fringes, spots, or variance--almost like they are made, body and wings, from expensive black velvet.

    Can Anyone Help Identify This Bug?

  • Flambeau, who was a friend of Angus, received him in a rococo artistic den behind his office, of which the ornaments were sabres, harquebuses, Eastern curiosities, flasks of Italian wine, savage cooking-pots, a plumy Persian cat, and a small dusty-looking

    The Complete Father Brown

  • He was dusty-looking and in a frayed coat, evidently a common messenger.

    The Father Brown Omnibus

  • There were even a couple of dusty-looking hats of a style that folks hadn't worn for nearly a hundred years.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Ryan stood and walked to the sideboard, where he picked up a dusty-looking old book and brought it back to the table.

    Ryan

  • His cheeks are sunken, his skin dry and dusty-looking; he appears older than the old man in the elevator who called me Sister.

    BAD GIRL CREEK

  • The shelves running around the circular walls were crammed with dusty-looking feathers, stubs of candles, many packs of tattered playing cards, countless silvery crystal balls, and a huge array of teacups.

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • They were tired and dusty-looking, and no longer gave out enough odor to stand up to the gunpowder; they had been in place for years.

    A Darker Place

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