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  • It is here, on top of a thin layer of flaky ocher-colored rock, known as schist, that the vine is at its most unexpected.

    A Nation Passing On the Port

  • Fareed takes me in the labyrinthine, ocher-colored world of the market, to a traditional coffee shop, where he orders up some tobacco packed in a gidu an Alice in Wonderland caterpillar-smoking type hookah.

    Richard Bangs: Bahrain: Once Was Paradise

  • A passerby would never guess that its ocher-colored walls housed eight bedrooms, one less bathroom, and an assortment of public rooms that stretched across the endless first floor.

    Georgia’s Kitchen

  • Once released, the engine sped up and pressed on past surrounding farms and fields, and then out along undulating hills of ocher-colored grasslands, punctuated here and there with resilient outcroppings of oak and orchards dispensing partial shade to small gatherings of cattle and antelope.

    In The Shadow of The Cypress

  • In southern Baghdad, west of the Tigris River and away from the traffic-choked heart of the capital, lies the middle-class neighborhood of Saydia, an area of wide, palm-shaded avenues and ocher-colored villas — some fronted by sloping lawns, others hidden behind tall fences.

    No Forwarding Address

  • The ocher-colored Amazon River is considered a whitewater river because it carries suspended organic and inorganic sediment loosed from the Andes.

    Gurupa varzea

  • So the new subdivisions go up behind ocher-colored stucco walls six feet high, with guards and gates between the public roads and the inner sanctum of residential streets.

    Bye-Bye, Suburban Dream

  • Los Angeles With his chic clothes, chiseled features and tall, trim frame, the French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet could easily be mistaken for movie or pop star -- an impression only furthered by his yellow Corvette and ocher-colored house near Griffith Park.

    A Pianist With a Flair

  • It was ocher-colored with a dark purple spiral — a felt hat with a large brim.

    "I would say, 'Go, Obama, you're black enough for me.'"

  • The priestly treatment consists of making bite victims bathe in a shallow pond by the ancient ocher-colored temple, rubbing special mud into the wound and performing incantations.

    Snakes on a Plain:

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