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  • The unit's exterior, finished in a pale-green lacquer, was designed to match Ms. Gilo's contemporary décor.

    A Comeback for the Much Maligned Murphy Bed

  • Welcome plates have featured Zac Posen shoes made from chocolate-striped Joconde sponge, pale-green pistachio Alexander McQueen dress biscuits and Anya Hindmarch bags wrapped in almond marzipan.

    Beyond the Fruit Basket

  • June Delairre Truesdale's "Emmanuel Church of God and Christ, Harlem, April 12, 1990" is a wee pale-green structure squeezed between a canary-yellow tire service and a dilapidated furniture store.

    A Snapshot in the Dark

  • Leaves lick at the window, clouds stream away, yet we lie here, perfect, locked in our dark chambers when we could rise in you brief, splendid twenty-plume, gold - spotted ghost, pink scavenger, luna whose pale-green wings glow with moons and planets at one with the burning world whose one desire is to escape itself. —

    katha pollit | moth « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • Yes, it is beautiful: like a dozen or more tiny, slim cauliflowers attached to every plant, each one held in a tight curl of protective pale-green leaves.

    Nigel Slater's white sprouting

  • She unstoppered it and tapped a pale-green powder into the palm of her hand.

    Black Dust Mambo

  • The pale-green leaves and curling stalks sometimes reach 14 or 16ft, and there are pockets of it all over the place.

    Tobias Jones: a retreat of one's own

  • The glare from the lava flow was so bright that it was like looking into the noonday sun, Twain recalled, and from time to time a bubble would burst, releasing a pale-green trail of vapor—“some released soul soaring homeward from captivity with the damned.”

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • "Be assertive to a certain degree," said Ms. Crotty, who was outfitted in battle tights, bike shoes and an iridescent pale-green windbreaker shell.

    Survivor: Bicycle Lanes

  • Storm accepted heels of pale-green lizard skin, slipped them on, and rose to her feet.

    The Black Madonna

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