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  • Tickled, I found her jack-o-lantern smile, enormous eyes, and high-pointed eyebrows told of a darker, wittier person than I remembered from the movies.

    Sam Wasson: La Dolce Vita, More Dolce Than Ever

  • There are solemn religious processions where brotherhoods of penitents in brightly colored, high-pointed hoods file though the streets and joyful Easter Monday pilgrimages such as the one to the medieval Bellever fortress overlooking Palma, where up to 20,000 participate with picnics accompanied by folk dancing and a funfair.

    Mapping Mallorca

  • Parisian face, the mercenary eyes, the paint and powder, the frizzed hair, and the nosegay of gaudy artificial flowers under the high-pointed hat, the polished nails like talons, the hideous crinoline ....

    Dream tales and prose poems

  • She too wore a hat, a high-pointed straw thing of quaint design, as if she had woven it inexpertly herself.

    See Delphi and Die

  • A satchel was slung diagonally over her travelling cloak; she wore a dress with brightly coloured borders, and a long matching veil, on which was pegged a high-pointed head-dress, an expensive gold stephane.

    See Delphi and Die

  • He was seated on one of those hard, red, high-pointed machines, in which the shovels intended to act as stirrups are attached in such

    Tales of all countries

  • Their small canoes are beautifully formed, broad and low in the centre, but rising at each end, where they terminate in high-pointed beaks more or less carved, and ornamented with a plume of feathers.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • One great partition wall ran across the space, and the only ceiling was the bare high-pointed roof of the house.

    La Vend´┐Że

  • Had ever white marble been used to such an advantage, and from which I fount of eternal gold had come these glorious curlicues and serpentine adornments, these high-pointed windows, illuminated from without by fierce fires that brought into the perfection of jewels their tiny thick facets of tinted glass to form their solemn narrow and seemingly sacred pictures?

    Vittorio, The Vampire

  • BRIAN LUMLEY the shadows across the room, where the red and yellow flickering of the torches barely reached, a hooded figure stood silently apart from the tavern's boozier customers and regarded the newcomers thoughtfully through orbs that were sly beneath high-pointed brows.

    Hero Of Dreams

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