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  • Jake and I rolled her up in the motheaten burlap tarp.

    No Mercy

  • Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.

    Jim Wallis: Video: Rush Limbaugh to Speak at Sojourners' Mobilization to End Poverty

  • During the autumn it will fall apart like a motheaten cushion to release thousands and thousands of fluffy seeds.

    High summer

  • "Well, we'll be scraping our jam a bit thin for the next several weeks, and the gardens will look a little motheaten for a week or two, but it was worth it," she said with content.

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • The girl had a new silk kerchief around her neck, her hair put up inexpertly beneath a bonnet that was liberally trimmed with motheaten feathers and stained rosettes of ribbon.

    The Serpent's Shadow

  • The man who'd helped them seemed to feel a little sorry for them now; he hovered over them both for a moment, then went a few paces off and returned with a huge fur rug-a bit motheaten and bare in patches, but warm.

    Oathblood

  • Remy slipped off Dredd's plaid wool, motheaten jacket and finished making the bed.

    Fat Tuesday

  • "Stefan, old friend," Roald said, turning to the King, "Is it worth an in-foal Shin'a'in mare to force a swordpoint marriage by royal decree on one motheaten Bard?"

    Oathbreaker

  • Not an old, threadbare, motheaten flag which crumbled to the air, but a new and glorious white banner of shining silk, crossed with red; the gonfalon of Santiago, and as it spread, so the bells began to ring.

    Sharpe's Rifles

  • Another teenager trotted by just then, this one wearing a Viking helmet and what looked like a motheaten bearskin, and waving a sword made out of wood and tinfoil.

    Hoodwink

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