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  • I agree totally with this, although much as I love the book in the hand, looking across at my high-piled book cases and knowing all my overspills, now also starring in the garage, I think the ebook and ereader may not be such a bad thing!

    2010 In Prospect « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Still lifting his gaze to her high-piled hair, he again saw, but more pronounced, the bronze note glinting from the brown-golden hair.

    CHAPTER X

  • If you watched any individual insect it would zigzag through the pollen-rich canopy for a while, then eventually swing out and away from the field to its nest by the hedge, or in the high-piled banks either side of Peascod Lane.

    Country diary: Claxton, Norfolk

  • So often had Shannon and her brother spoken on the phone during the past eight months -- monitoring their father's illness, rapid decline, and death, the funeral arrangements, the funeral, and now the aftermath, in Shannon's numbed imagination a high-piled sludge like the muddy debris following a flood -- it took her a moment to realize that Mark's voice was different this morning, somehow.

    The Devil's Bedpost

  • Storm is supposed to be a policewoman and fighter, but is drawn with a Greek-style gown and high-piled hair.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • The scream bubbled up to my lips when I saw them lift my wife's bell and sling her stiff form onto the already high-piled car.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • She was dressed to the nines, and enviably warmly, in a fur-trimmed velvet pelisse with a gypsy bonnet perched on top of her high-piled hair.

    A Wicked Gentleman

  • In crossing the Close through the fog she again perceived him who had interested her the previous evening, gazing up thoughtfully at the high-piled architecture of the nave: and as soon as she had taken her seat he entered and sat down in a stall opposite hers.

    Life's Little Ironies

  • The high-piled burnished mass of hair that caught the torchlight in dull bronze gleams quivered slightly.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • But all the time this highly wrought, artificial conversation, with its crystallized phrases and its high-piled metaphors, moved and tossed on a current of laughter.

    The Common Reader, Second Series

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