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  • It's a beautiful 5-inch-high rectangle of mottled, pale-gray ceramic seeds that occupies the entire gallery floor save for a border for viewers around the perimeter.

    Sowing Seeds of Discussion

  • The prized pale-gray limestone and its derivatives were often disguised by tinted whitewash—a technique that still marks the homes of Mr. Hansson, who insists on using traditional methods at his farm, as well as in PayEx's Visby offices.

    Summering in Style in Scandinavia

  • I tell him that I purchased the fetching pale-gray doe from a Central European guy in New Jersey along with my useless sand-colored buck.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • Led by what poor Francis called a ‘bell-boy’ into the lift, she walked behind his buttons along a pale-gray river of corridor carpet, between pale-grey walls, past cream-coloured after cream-coloured door in the bright electric light, with her head a little down.

    The Silver Spoon

  • “Hmm,” said the wardrobe man, helping her slip into a Vera Wang dress, a shimmering column of pale-gray silk.

    Little Earthquakes

  • England I have had another lofty honor, a continuous honor, an honor which has flowed serenely along, without halt or obstruction, through all these twenty-six days, a most moving and pulse-stirring honor — the heartfelt grip of the hand, and the welcome that does not descend from the pale-gray matter of the brain, but rushes up with the red blood from the heart.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • It was exactly fifteen minutes later when she walked into the library wearing a pale-gray silk suit and a straw hat in the same shade.

    Secrets Never Told

  • The heirloom looked almost comical perched on the outcropping that Tocasia had claimed as her headquarters, beneath a tarpaulin of pale-gray Tomakul muslin.

    The Brothers' War

  • She was holding a small throwing knife about an inch above the pale-gray carpet.

    Jinx High

  • The tall stone house — three broad, pale-gray stories, with wide windows and scroll-worked eaves and gables, roofed in dark red tiles — must have been one of the finest in Samara.

    The Fires of Heaven

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