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  • We take a bottle of Dolce Vita, make it metallic in color, like that fantabulous La Prairie's Silver Rain, with purplish-pink spots, since stuff that doesn't have anything pink on it simply doesn't sell...

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • They get a single gigantic papaya licuado, an interesting purplish-pink shade since the papaya was very ripe and red, and share it using two straws.

    Mother Of Storms

  • If he had grown the beard to cover the purplish-pink slug on his cheek, it hadn't worked.

    The Black Ice

  • The bird life was so rich and varied there seemed no end to new kinds, and they lived not in ones and twos but in thousands upon thousands: tiny green-and-yellow parakeets Fee used to call lovebirds, but which the locals called budgerigars; scarlet-and-blue smallish parrots called rosellas; big pale-grey parrots with brilliant purplish-pink breasts, underwings and heads, called galahs; and the great pure white birds with cheeky yellow combs called sulphur-crested cockatoos.

    The Thorn Birds

  • But how to produce this particular illusive shade of deep, purplish-pink became a forgotten art, when the seductive person of the king's mistress was no more.

    The Art of Interior Decoration

  • At present I have a beautiful greenish-orange feeling in my lower hold; in an hour or so it'll change to purplish-pink and my face will change from yellow to green.

    Gold Out of Celebes

  • Beside that washstand the little model, with her hat on -- the hat with the purplish-pink roses and the little peacock's feather-stood in the struck, shrinking attitude of one who, coming forward in the expectation of a kiss, has received a blow.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • In her hat lay the tiny peacock's feather beside the two purplish-pink roses.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • Plate IX, Fig. 4, represents a superb large sheep fetich of purplish-pink fluorspar, the eyes being inlaid with small turkoises.

    Zuñi Fetiches Second Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1880-1881, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1883, pages 3-45

  • The species varies, with light, purplish-pink flowers, S. CORONILLAEFOLIA; and white flowers, S. ALBIFLORA.

    The History of Australian Exploration from 1788 to 1888

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