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  • Then she snatched a mirror from the silent maid and after scrutinizing all the looks and smiles which pass between lovers, she shook out her wrinkled earth-stained robe and flounced off into the temple of Venus (nearby.)

    Satyricon

  • OK, you KNOW you're gay when you put on your roughest clothes to go out and do yard work, but you make sure to pick a brown belt that'll go with your old torn, earth-stained tan button fly work jeans.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • The altercation between the doctor and two old men in earth-stained clothes had awakened me.

    Shaman's Crossing

  • The greater number of them were earth-stained diggers, who ran up for, it might be, a missing tool, or a hide bucket, or a coil of rope.

    Australia Felix

  • The undies looked zombie white against her earth-stained bones.

    206 BONES

  • An old man, a gardener by his earth-stained apron, emerged from one of the nearby doors of the Palace and limped up the path toward Vanyel.

    Magic's Price

  • He turned back to Thirle, noting automatically, as a sasennan must, the tiny details -- the sweat on his brow, the twitch of his earth-stained fingers -- and wondered what it was that troubled him.

    The Silent Tower

  • At the sound of approaching steps, Mrs. Bantry reassumed an erect position with a few creaks and winces, her hobby had made her rheumaticky, wiped her hot brow with an earth-stained hand and welcomed her friend.

    Sleeping Murder

  • Finally he threw aside the knife and, with his earth-stained, broken-nailed hands, he touched the top of the cylinder at a certain place, turned it so that the cover itself slid around to the left under the pressure of his fingers.

    Merlin's Mirror

  • Myrddin straightened, his earth-stained dagger in his hand.

    Merlin's Mirror

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