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  • In rougher, gloriously weedy places, I don't remember watching as many gold-banded hoverflies fiddling with the nipplewort.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • Daylight began to grow on this cool spring morning, though the sun had yet to show even a sliver above the horizon, and Rodel Ituralde raised his gold-banded looking glass to study the village below the hill where he sat his roan gelding, deep in the heart of Tarabon.

    Knife of Dreams

  • They grinned to see him, baring gold-banded fangs in welcome.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • She was not surprised to see him step back and hold a gold-banded black gem up to catch the light of the lanterns.

    The Black Wing

  • His ringed hands hung loosely from the gold-banded cuffs of his sleeves; yet now and again the fingers twitched, as if he longed to shape spells.


  • Hudson scotched a note on his memo pad with a chunky, gold-banded pen.

    Frost at Christmas

  • There was barbaric beauty in her, in the bold, painted face, the bare, gold-banded arms, the slender, sinuous lines, and there was barbaric splendor in the heavy jewels that winked and flashed ....

    The Fortieth Door

  • Amedee was obliged to submit to the tiresome delay of looking after his baggage in a commonplace station; the hasty packing into an omnibus of tired-out travellers, darting glances of bad humor and suspicion; to the reception upon the hotel steps by the inevitable Swiss porter with his gold-banded cap, murdering all the

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • Did Mis 'Norris use her rale chany that the cap'n brung over, or only the gold-banded?

    Sara, a Princess

  • As they went out, her veil brushed the gold-banded sleeve, and she heard a faint sigh from the wearer.

    Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science Old Series, Vol. 36—New Series, Vol. 10, July 1885

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