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  • The sun was shining through the moss-hung oaks overhead, the wind smelled of rain and flowers, and the lawns in front of the nineteenth-century homes along Main were filled with yellow hibiscus and flaming azaleas.

    The Convict and Other Stories

  • The hills sweep under old moss-hung oaks and tall longleaf pines.

    A Novelist Takes Aim

  • And yet for all the product's familiarity, the family behind the sauce remains something of a mystery, still operating from remote Avery Island, part of southern Louisiana's Acadian Gothic landscape of high canopies and moss-hung cypress trees.

    Ingredients of a Family Fortune

  • We headed up Bayou Benoit in the coolness of the early morning, between flooded woods and through bays that were absolutely silent, undimpled by rain or ruffled by wind, the willows and gum trees and moss-hung cypress as still in the green light as if they had been painted against the sky.

    Dave Robicheaux Ebook Boxed Set

  • “Fine evening,” I said, looking across the street at the Shadows plantation house and the bamboo moving in the wind and the magnificent, lichen-encrusted, moss-hung canopy of the live oaks.

    Dave Robicheaux Ebook Boxed Set

  • He and his friends were having drinks under a pavilion and driving golf balls on a lighted practice range dotted in the distance with moss-hung live oaks that smoked in the mist.

    Dave Robicheaux Ebook Boxed Set

  • The effect was to leave Russell and the other Southern senators with the warm impression that he was wholly of their moss-hung mind, while liberal senators felt assured that he remained in his soul a populist New Dealer.

    The Big Guy

  • He admired the drawling elegance of the wealthy rice and cotton planters, who rode into Savannah from their moss-hung kingdoms, mounted on thoroughbred horses and followed by the carriages of their equally elegant ladies and the wagons of their slaves.

    Gone with the Wind

  • For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares.

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: Summary and book reviews of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt.

  • From out of the moss-hung cypress emerged the shadowy, ghostlike figures of Confederate cavalry, their heads bowed.

    All That Glitters

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