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  • So while historical sources dating back to the 11th century described the larger Buddha as red and the smaller as "moon-white," the TUM conservation team found three different painting layers done before the eighth century—or before the local inhabitants' conversion to Islam.

    The Ruins of 'Monument Valley'

  • A single tear glistened and rained down her moon-white face.

    PodCastle » PodCastle Miniature 45: When Shakko Did Not Lie

  • The Kornati, or "crowned" islands, are sparsely inhabited, moon-white hills dotted with Mediterranean scrub brush that rise up at random out of this stretch of the Adriatic Sea.

    Slow Boat to Croatia

  • And sweeter the fragrant flowers that may crown his moon-white brow:

    Carson McCullers, Wunderkind

  • I swear the shades they come in multiply every year: last summer I discovered the luminous, moon-white eggplants.

    Fried Green Eggplant with Peach Salsa

  • Peter's skin was moon-white under the harsh fluorescent lamps of the cafeteria, his penis a tiny spiral shell on a sparse nest of pubic hair.

    Nineteen Minutes

  • Still in their space suits, both men look like smiling aliens, released prisoners, their faces moon-white and hollow.

    Bulletproof Girl

  • No wonder the legend put Christ into a manger — what more devotional than the eyes and moon-white horns of a chewing cow in the warm dusk!

    To Let

  • Over the high-walled yard, the barns, the moon-white porch, dusk had brushed its velvet.

    The Inn of Tranquillity: Studies and Essays

  • Now through this transparency became visible those wondrous pastures, at first so moon-white, radiant, where no foot has been; meadows of the rose, the crocus, of the rock and the snake too; of the spotted and swart; the embarrassing, the binding and tripping up.

    The Waves

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