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  • Authorities suspected the stolen cross had been used in the hate crime and showed Ouimette the half-charred, dismembered pieces of wood.

    FBI eyes cross-burning in prosperous U.S. town

  • Black-streaked walls were framed by thickly smeared lines where wood shutters had once rested, while half-charred timbers stuck up from the snow like giant bones.

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • On the largest of the oaks, one of the great branches was sheared half away from the trunk, half-charred by the lightning strike that had done it, exposing the heartwood to insect damage and frost-kill.

    Tran Siberian

  • It took only a couple of fire arrows and pretty soon some tribe of Reds would have themselves a string of half-charred scalps to sell to the French in Detroit.

    He Don't Know Him

  • At its centre is a deeply grained, half-charred oblong of Columbian pine suggestive of a human figure crowned with torn shreds of blue and yellow plywood like feathers.


  • Ice looked back to MacKinnett and his half-charred form.

    Possess Me At Midnight

  • Any representation of human or animal, Rafe knew, had been hacked out and burnt; the hearth was choked with ash and half-charred pages.

    PodCastle » PC018: Illuminated Dragon

  • In the embers of the fire, a half-charred branch shifted and fell, sending a shower of orange sparks ascending heavenward.

    Kushiel's Avatar

  • That was as dead a hole as only a summer fireplace can be, but when Rhea cast a bony, misshapen hand at it, a yellow gust of flame rose from the single half-charred log lying in there.

    Wizard and Glass

  • A red-haired woman stood beside the path, beckoning, smiling ... except that her face was half-charred and the bones of her cheeks and forehead protruded from split and blackened flesh.

    The Order War

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