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  • Ms. Sprague had spent the afternoon sorting a jumble of new arrivals: 21 boxes of medicine containing dried sea horse; an antique sword inlaid with sea turtle shell; several bottles of foul-looking wine purportedly good for treating arthritis with pickled snakes coiled inside.

    Uncle Sam Wants You to Bid on This Fine Weasel Fur Coat

  • Getting down on a knee, he filled it with the foul-looking water.

    Unearthly Asylum

  • Another man, Mr. Gaunt, comes out and yells for Morfin (the first foul-looking fellow) to go back into the house.

    Lianna Kong: Half-Blood Prince, Full-Blooded Synopsis: Harry Potter Book 6 Cheat Sheet, Part II

  • The narrator of his poem chides pesky bankers who try to sell clients collateralized debt obligations and other foul-looking securities, much like the character in the Dr. Seuss classic who is hounded by Sam-I-Am into eating green eggs.

    'Debt Poets Society': Credit crisis goes from bad to verse

  • With shaking hands he took a dark foul-looking cigarette from a silver case and lit it.

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

  • Sam lounged in the smoking car under a foul-looking yellow duster and the wreckage of a straw hat.

    Mark Twain

  • He allowed Pity to guide him past a patch of foul-looking slush, and said, "Thank you, my dear."

    The Sinister Six Combo

  • Todd got to his feet and crossed the small office to pour a thick, foul-looking dark brew from a pot.

    Flash

  • The left side was overgrown with foul-looking and - melling weeds and had statuary that was downright disgusting.

    Yon Ill Wind

  • The mate was rummaging in the huge tool chest at the back, and he came up triumphantly with a big ball of oily rags which he unwrapped to reveal some foul-looking putty-like substance.

    The Gates of Noon

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