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  • Backstage in pencil-slim suit, appealingly dotted with glitter, and with the BBC trophy suddenly enormous in his dainty wrists, Cavendish radiated genuine sporting star quality.

    Mark Cavendish a fitting winner of BBC Sports Personality of Year

  • Smoothing her pencil-slim skirt with the flat of her hand, Mrs. Delany then touched her hair and looked away from Anna to the window.

    Silent Scream: An Anna Travis Mystery

  • But in the context of the book, the pencil-slim arms are clearly intended as a stylistic exaggeration and also appear on women with bodies of operatic proportions.

    2007 October 25 « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • Her spectacular breasts were displayed to advantage in a blue twin-sweater set, and her equally spectacular long legs in a pencil-slim black calf-length skirt.

    A Taint in the Blood

  •  The dress was black, which she knew suited her creamy skin, but it was low-cut, with a pencil-slim skirt, slit up one side to reveal slim thighs, its design emphasising her curves to a degree which made her feel acutely selfconscious.

    Falcon's Prey

  • Elias took one last look around the fog-shrouded scene as he removed a pencil-slim flashlight from the pocket of his jacket.

    Deep Waters

  • She found just what she wanted: a pale blue pencil-slim wool skirt, a matching top in cashmere and a loose light cardigan, edged with satin ribbon, all more than she intended to spend.

    The Course Of True Love

  • The faint beam of a pencil-slim torch had supplied what little extra light was needed for the serious work.

    Psychosphere

  • Instead of lamps, Kate created atmosphere with an intricate system of ceiling spotlights—just a single moonbeam if she and Tom were listening to Sibelius; a series of pencil-slim beams for parties, to spotlight their Mexican art collection.

    Lace

  • Aiken opened the golden box and removed the pencil-slim gray object.

    The Golden Torc

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