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  • His voice crackled like a low-burning fire, sounding stranger than ever mingled with the murmurs of the river.

    The Demons Covenant

  • But I feel sure that even with Mr. Suchet, “The Last Confession” would have been no more nor less than what it was: a low-burning historical potboiler that, aside from its somewhat daring subject matter (at least for those who believe in the infallibility of Popes), might have been written 40 or 50 years earlier.

    London Theater Journal: M. Poirot and the Mysterious Case of the Sore Throats - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • First Sentence: “Underneath the street a low-burning flame chewed warmly on a candle stub — brightening a corner of the hidden room and augmenting the thick, friendly stink of moldering paper with the gummy scent of paraffin.”

    To New Beginnings

  • Also, west of Denver, going to be the same story and that situation where you have cold air, of course, high loft and you have low-burning moisture which could spell out as one to three feet of snowfall near Rapid City and points west of Denver anywhere from eight to 16 inches of snowfall.

    CNN Transcript May 1, 2008

  • But it was the attractive, sexy older gentleman Rita had bumped into a few nights ago, who claimed to be present at all of her sets, that caught her rapt attention—a spark that ignited a low-burning ember.

    A Love So Deep

  • The atmosphere changed abruptly around the low-burning fire.

    Eclipse

  • They drink icy water, heat and eat more seal, drink again, go outside to separate places to relieve themselves, drape their damp clothing over the drying rack above the low-burning blubber flame, wash their hands and faces again, brush their teeth with fingers and string-wrapped twigs, and crawl naked under the sleeping robes.

    The Terror

  • The malting floor had been enclosed now by proper walls, making a shed in which the damp grain could be heaped, first to germinate and then to be gently toasted by a low-burning fire under the floor.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • He and his party were conducted to a little office to the left of the entrance, where were only a desk and a chair, dimly lighted by a low-burning gas-jet.

    The Financier

  • Two old men on a settle near the low-burning fire, two men dressed as drovers near the doorway so they could look out and keep an eye on their beasts, three or four men back near the far wall of the inn crouched over a table.

    This Scepter'd Isle

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