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  • According to Lombardo, Eddie Davis, on first seeing olive-skinned and swarthy Louis Prima and knowing that he came from New Orleans, had simply assumed that he was a black man.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The sheikh introduces me to my traveling companions for the next several days: Fareed Hassan, a green-eyed guide; Abbas, our olive-skinned, tie-wearing driver; and the white-turbaned and -robed Hakkim, a liaison officer from the Ministry of Information, on board to be sure I don't somehow breach national security.

    Richard Bangs: Bahrain: Once Was Paradise

  • They are solid olive-skinned women, quietly issuing prayers from between their broad lips.

    Between Expectations

  • Sancha from "The Pool of the Black One" (note, an olive-skinned female), who's had to deal with a lot in her life, rallies the pirates to charge the enemy when Conan's in dire need.

    intertribal: hope I don't break my arm falling out of the treehouse

  • When I consider Mary's life as it was actually lived, however, and the earthly reality of this olive-skinned, dark-eyed daughter of Israel who struggled to survive in a hardscrabble, politically oppressed society, a different image emerges.

    Judith Dupre: The Many Faces of Mary (PHOTOS)

  • David got a little worried when he walked into the office—Rahm was a fierce-looking soldier, tall, olive-skinned, and impressively muscled.

    The Omega Theory

  • HaNassi Street is peopled with Jews of all hues, blacks from Ethiopia, blondes from the Caucuses, olive-skinned Jews from Georgia.

    Israelis split on impact of Middle East uprisings

  • Brunette, olive-skinned, oval-faced, her hair was blue-black with its blackness and her eyes were twin wells of black.

    Chapter 17

  • We'd met in kindergarten; I was making brown Play-Doh by mixing all the colors together, when a little olive-skinned girl with red barrettes sat next to me.

    Ramona: That's What I Want!

  • Someone who is olive-skinned, with a name of Mohammed?

    Gingrich: 'Time to Know, to Profile, and to Discriminate'

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