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  • He lay on his side, his head awkwardly positioned on a once-white pillow.

    Ballardian » “Driven by Anger”: An Interview with Michael Butterworth (the Savoy interviews, part 1)

  • Rather, the worn organic colors of the ancient earth and stone of which the city is composed, the colors of limestone, the ruddy gray of tufa, the warm discoloration of once-white marble and the speckled, rich surface of the marble known as pavonazzo, dappled with white spots and inclusions like the fat in a slice of mortadella.

    The Forever City

  • The once-white linoleum is punctuated with spatter and curling photographs of customers who hold the same bumper sticker in front of various distant landmarks.

    Wings

  • Given that I can't deal with codeine, and can't drink tea without spilling, I think my version would be wearing lacy once-white shirts and tylenol.

    A Hungry Smell (funded!)

  • Half-an-hour later Toby rolls up in a dented, once-white truck.

    Dakota

  • As the Gulf gusher neared the record, Hurricane Alex whipped oil-filled waves onto the Gulf Coast's once-white beaches.

    BP Oil Spill Nears Record As Largest In Gulf History

  • Her once-white shirt was now covered in dirt, and she knew her hair must have been bigger than a garden shrub.

    The Lost Children

  • Finally, Ellen had settled on a faded khaki linen skirt that she had found languishing at the back of the wardrobe and a once-white T-shirt that was now mainly gray, but had at least been designed for a woman to wear.

    The Home for Broken Hearts

  • Nicotine from millions of cigarettes had stained the \expndtw-5 once-white walls yellow.

    Poem About Never Growing Up

  • "Wait a minute," said Robert, and ripped off the once-white shirt he was wearing.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

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