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  • I looked at the photo of a skinny, grimy-faced kid, shorts rolled up, socks falling down around his bony ankles.

    WWII soldiers remembrance

  • One of the grimy-faced women was bending over the Writer, her faded blouse pulled open and her meager breasts hanging free.

    Cyberbooks

  • My grimy-faced artisan rose ruefully from the floor.

    When The World Screamed

  • It sprawled in the lap of the prairies, a grimy-faced urchin, with the lines of dismal sophistication writ deep.

    Judith of the Plains

  • The electric numerals of the carriage call soon brought the grimy-faced chauffeur.

    The Voice on the Wire

  • They had got several cars fastened together, ready for such an emergency, and now these were quickly filled with grimy-faced, frightened men and boys.

    Derrick Sterling A Story of the Mines

  • Here in one part live the grimy-faced workers, their sagging, shapeless women and their litters of children.

    Erik Dorn

  • In the little blacksmith-shop a grimy-faced, leather-aproned man bent over a piece of glowing iron which he held in long tongs, and the red sparks radiated in showers as the hammer thumped dully on the soft metal -- thumps sharply punctuated by the clean ring of steel as the polished face of the tool bounced merrily upon the chilled surface of the anvil.

    The Promise A Tale of the Great Northwest

  • The two boys stood a moment taking stock of one another: Klaus grimy-faced and in working-clothes -- Peer weather-beaten and tanned by storm and spray.

    The Great Hunger

  • In Tecolote, a straggling village of many dogs and swarthy, grimy-faced children, he tarried until well after dark, making his meal of coffee,

    The Bells of San Juan

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