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  • He struck a match, and there it was, streaked down his legs and matted in the coarse hair on his thighs dark and half-dried smears of his wife's blood.

    'The Wake of Forgiveness'

  • The wine on her toes—only wine—was half-dried and sticky.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • I remember getting the idea in the shower, and the story was so insistent that I sat at my desk, half-dried and shivering, wrapped in a towel and my hair dripping on the page as I wrote it down.

    And you may ask yourself, how did I get here?

  • Cormo's face and chest were badly swollen with a mass of beestings, and the Centaur was covered in half-dried black mud besides.

    Tran Siberian

  • But my half-dried paintings are usually half-gloss and half matte, and I don't think it would work as well.

    Drying Time in Oil

  • The coroner also found half-dried blood at the entrance of the child's vagina and on her underpants.

    A Death In Paradise

  • I leaned close, tilted his face to the light, and wiped at the half-dried blood.

    The Boys Next Door

  • He stood, unsteady on his legs, meek, and caked over in half-dried mud, while the two men talked around him in an incomprehensible tongue.

    Amy Foster

  • Sadly, they only offer a buffet during lunch, which today seemed to consist of four empty pans and some half-dried noodles.

    Shimmer site upgrade

  • He was grimed and clotted with half-dried blood from long gashes on chest, face and shoulders, but he paid no heed to his hurts.

    Wings in the Night

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