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  • “You always get younger, Bondarenko,” he said to the rosy-checked, smart-looking quartermaster standing just before him, still youngish looking though doing his second term of service.

    Anna Karenina

  • “The last, dad!” the lad shouted back, pulling in the horse, and, smiling, he looked round at a bright, rosy-checked peasant girl who sat in the cart smiling too, and drove on.

    Anna Karenina

  • Then at least life would have been interesting; now it was dull as ditch-water, with wretched vistas of stagnant waiting between now and that joyful day when I could claim that dear, rosy-checked girl for my own.

    Gulliver of Mars

  • What, then, is there to put over against these terrible statements of excessive labor of six or seven hours a day, under which young brains are reeling and young spines are bending until there are no rosy-checked urchins and blooming maids left among us?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 96, October 1865

  • It was delivered by a round-faced, rosy-checked, gingham-gowned picture of health, whose apron-strings barely met around the middle - for Frau Hummel brought it herself - after having first milked the cows with her own hands and wielded the churning-stick with her own stout German arms.

    The Long Ago

  • "You bet," said the brown-haired, rosy-checked one slangily.

    The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle Or, The Girl Miner of Gold Run

  • She recalled the rosy-checked, curly-haired youngster her fancy had created a moment ago.


  • Ralph heard her giving orders to attentive, rosy-checked men in white aprons, and in spite of his own preoccupation, he commented upon the determination with which she made her wishes known.

    Night and Day

  • Before me were the two old graybeards quarreling over the rosy-checked princess; I heard the astrologer exclaim "The monarch of a mole-hill to claim sway over him who possesses the talisman of Solomon!"

    The Man from Atlantis

  • Floats were formed, and fair young women and rosy-checked children expressed in symbol the doctrines of their sires, and sang to us until our hearts were all aglow.

    The old South,

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