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  • A gaily-painted Ferris wheel, pastel in the moonlight, was bookended by a Tilt-A-Whirl machine and a bumper-car track.

    Jason Stoddard, Strange and Happy » Blog Archive » Eternal Franchise, 11.1 of 31.1

  • The image we treasure, conditioned by Enid Blyton children's books, is of a gaily-painted, horse-drawn caravan, meandering its way down country lanes as swallows fly overhead and the sun beats down.

    You Get What You Pay For

  • His white mice live in a little pagoda of gaily-painted wirework, designed and made by himself.

    The Woman in White

  • Suddenly a brightly-coloured object went whirling up the string, and then another - gaily-painted paper butterflies which were brought to a sudden halt by a twitch on the kite-string, so that they fluttered in the breeze, glinting and turning, just below the stork.

    Flashman And The Dragon

  • Suddenly a brightly-coloured object went whirling up the string, and then another — gaily-painted paper butterflies which were brought to a sudden halt by a twitch on the kite-string, so that they fluttered in the breeze, glinting and turning, just below the stork.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • Anne pictured these as clothes-props, but they turned out to be gilt chairs and tables, the shining poles used for the tight-rope, gaily-painted stools for the performing dogs to sit on, and circus 'props' of that kind.

    Five Go Off In A Caravan

  • At length sleep overtook him, lying under the table side by side with the gaily-painted sled, one chubby hand grasping the forward rung.

    Hubert's Wife A Story for You

  • On a grassy level stretch close to the water was the out-of-door gymnasium and beyond that the boathouse and dock to which several gaily-painted canoes were fastened.

    Keineth

  • Under the vaulted arch of the old gateway the ponies clattered, along through the narrow, silent streets of gaily-painted, wooden-balconied houses, at that hour closely shuttered, until the Palace was reached as the rising sun began to flush the sky with rose-pink.

    The Jungle Girl

  • There were square kites of red, yellow, green, blue, every colour of the rainbow; many were decorated with gaily-painted figures of gods, heroes, warriors, and dragons.

    Peeps at Many Lands: Japan

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