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  • And at last among the lichen-grown ruins of their city only a single shape lurked, a stunted abhorrent perversion of nature.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • And at last among the lichen-grown ruins of their city only a single shape lurked, a stunted, abhorrent perversion of nature.

    Conan of Cimmeria

  • Lower down the _côte_, convent walls raise themselves above red-tiled and lichen-grown roofs.

    Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885

  • The sun sparkles against great gray boulders, lichen-grown, and upon yellow sand dunes.

    Edward MacDowell

  • Below him, grey lichen-grown rocks jutted into the loch in tumbled, broken masses, piled heedlessly one on the other, as if some troll of the mountain had begun in play to make a causeway for himself.

    The Ashiel mystery A Detective Story

  • For in it there are six or seven gnarled and lichen-grown old apple-trees, whose fruit is of small account, but whose bloom is a gift sent straight from heaven to gladden the hearts of men and beasts, birds and bees.

    Jan A Dog and a Romance

  • At first they had to cut their way through acres of brush, and then the land rose and they saw before them miles of swamp and barren land dotted with dwarf trees and lichen-grown rocks.

    The Man Who Rocked the Earth

  • Laura pulled off her gauntlets and laid her hot hands on the cool lichen-grown stones of the field-wall.

    A Splendid Hazard

  • The Grange stood in front of him -- a great rambling building, with many gables, gray lichen-grown walls, and quaint old diamond-paned casements in the upper stories.

    Fenton's Quest

  • Solitude, silence, and beauty invited her gently; and Elizabeth threw herself down on the grey lichen-grown stone; but rest was not there.

    The Hills of the Shatemuc

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