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  • Prodded by excitement, she sidestepped across the mountain face until she could squat and carefully extend her heel into the pebble-strewn wash.

    Raven Speak

  • Dusty planes turned to precipitous gorges, and I mentally resigned myself to certain death a dozen times a day—like the time we were suddenly driving off-road up a mountain at an impossibly steep angle, or the time we were navigating a shallow, pebble-strewn riverbed guarded by Taliban tanks on each side.

    Peace Meals

  • He gave up and remained silent as they continued down the road, the cottonwoods and pebble-strewn creek bed gone, the terrain one of twisting arroyos, brush-covered hills, and flat expanses of hardpan where trophy animals as diverse as bison, elk, gazelles, and eland grazed.

    Rain Gods

  • When he reached the pebble-strewn beach, Bedivere laid Arthur down while he collected drift wood and lashed together a raft with tough beach grass as rope.

    The Night Dance

  • A close-up of a Hoodoo shows the fluvial river-deposited layers of the Ojo Alamo, with a pebble-strewn flood layer near the middle.

    Steve Steve and the Fossil-Fossils of De-Na-Zin - The Panda's Thumb

  • The flats were gray and bleak in the evening light, pebble-strewn and rust-stained from the peaty waters of the river.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • In Harlem, the Bronx, Gramercy Park, and along the water-fronts, in little parlors or on pebble-strewn, moon-flooded roofs, a thousand lovers were making this sound, crying little fragments of it into the air.

    The Beautiful and Damned

  • Careful not to lose his footing on the pebble-strewn incline, he came down alongside it.

    A CALL TO DARKNESS

  • He strode rhythmically, easily, over the stony, pebble-strewn ground.

    A Triumph of Souls

  • He proceeded along a narrow pebble-strewn trail that angled through clusters of massive boulders.

    Ilse Witch

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