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  • She arched into the hard-packed muscles of his chest.

    Earl of Durkness

  • The sculpted breadth of his shoulders, the sleek line of his torso, and the hard-packed ridges of his stomach tapering into—oh, my.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Buster and Helen looked up at me, and without a word, I knelt down and pressed my ear to the hard-packed dirt.

    Excerpt: Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

  • She put her hat and coat on and went out into the cold, clear evening where hard-packed snow bounced light back up to the cloud layer over Manhattan.

    Ideas of Her Own

  • They tipped the tub up onto its side and the bathwater poured out onto the black, hard-packed dirt floor.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • Krinak shambled across the hard-packed sand, swinging a leg as large as three of the lemkins with each step.

    The Size of Things « A Fly in Amber

  • There had been no snow for many days, and the sleds slipped along the hard-packed Yukon trail as easily as if it had been glare ice.

    An Odyssey of the North

  • Everybody knew the condition of the trail, that it was a hard-packed groove in the ground, on which a soft moccasin could leave no impression; and that had the ice not gone down the river, no traces would have been left by the murderers in passing from and to the mainland.

    CHAPTER 28

  • The Italian Dolomites Arabba, 80-180cm are also good, despite hard-packed snow.

    Skiwatch

  • Most major roadways and many neighborhood streets were passable, although officials cautioned that many on-ramps, acceleration lanes and shoulders were still full of hard-packed snow.

    Washington lurches to its feet after hard-hitting storm

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