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  • Some people around the south Louisiana oil patch say my pontoon plane is just a rust-streaked, window-cracked, baling-wire special, fit only for a winehead pilot or one of those south-of-the-border guys who sniff too much of their own nose candy before they go into Colombia.

    The Convict and Other Stories

  •            Beast Busters was Kenny and Murf in a rust-streaked pickup.

    Hearts in Exurbia

  • To let air rush freely on the inside, rust-streaked girders prop up asbestos-cement walls on the outside.

    Shutting This Wind Tunnel Should Be a Breeze, but Its Fans Won't Be Silent

  • When Sam Simoneaux arrives in the French port of Saint Nazaire on a rust-streaked "nausea machine," otherwise known as a U.S. government steamship called the Alex Denkman, it is November 1918 and the ecstatic French are running in wild circles on the dock, cheering and brandishing bottles of wine.

    An Adventure Tale Haunted by Loss

  • Beyond lay Cushing Island and Peaks Island, and the rust-streaked façade of Fort Gorges.

    The Unquiet

  • Hayden didn't look around, but redoubled his efforts to get to the building, which was a cube built of stone and rust-streaked iron.

    Sun of Suns

  • The car was the size of a railway carriage and crudely streamlined, its corners smoothed and sides rounded by bolted sheets of rust-streaked metal.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • The train passed the dockside shantytowns and the skeletal, rust-streaked shapes of waterfront cranes, and came out onto the long high span of Old Republic Bridge.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Below, illuminated by fog-edged floods, floated the Corona, a rust-streaked tramp steamer just arrived from Spain.

    State Of War

  • Thus, in not much more time than it took a gecko to circle the walls of his room, disappearing finally into the rust-streaked, concrete shower stall, he had willfully relieved himself of the burden of remorse (by simply refusing to shoulder it: people of the world, relax), and shortly thereafter, lightened his erotic load, as well (by means that shall not here be discussed).

    Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

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