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  • I agree with the planning, but . . . an expert on fallen angel–vampire half-breeds?

    Etched in Bone

  • In a corner, two half-breeds, ancient comrades in a lost campaign, mended harnesses and talked of the days when the Northwest flamed with insurrection and Louis Reil was king.

    An Odyssey of the North

  • The half-breeds had been born to the trail, and bore it easily; but the young policeman was badly exhausted.

    TO THE MAN ON THE TRAIL

  • There were Slavonian hunters, fair-skinned and mighty-muscled; short, squat Finns, with flat noses and round faces; Siberian half-breeds, whose noses were more like eagle - beaks; and lean, slant-eyed men, who bore in their veins the Mongol and Tartar blood as well as the blood of the Slav.

    NEGORE, THE COWARD

  • For the purist, the beautiful game is not something to be tinkered with, but for the rest of us, there's a world of football half-breeds out there and some of them are worth a closer look.

    Paul Dodson: Football Mutations

  • I'm like one of those half-breeds in an old western.

    Russ Gershon's Wide Big-Band World

  • Together with your book group, come up with a list of other “half-breeds”—for example, mermaids—along with the complications of each.

    The Season of Risks

  • American accounts often described Comancheros as “renegades” or “half-breeds,”5 the latter referring to what was supposed to be Comanche blood.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • In fact they were half-breeds, or mixed blood, but so was almost the entire population of New Mexico.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • I went to the "white" High School in Whitehorse, which allowed half-breeds and quarter-breeds to attend but denied the right to full-blooded Indians.

    Aztec, Mexica, or Alien?

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