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  • The weeping Madonna was kept in another building a few feet from the chapel, and we were led there by a skinny little monk who bore a strong resemblance to Rasputin: long greasy hair, a full straggly beard, and a stained, rusty-looking cassock.

    Knowing Jesse

  • She spotted a rusty-looking streak in the wall of stone and coaxed the board closer, but it turned out to be just a slimy smear of lichen.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • Indeed, the fattest and somewhat rusty-looking central exhaust stack had been fitted with elaborate ductwork of obviously newer metal, which captured everything coming out of the stack and shunted it to a nearby new building.

    China’s Silver Lining

  • Mrs. Prendergast returned bearing a massive, rusty-looking thing.

    Winter Bloom

  • There were probably lots of possible explanations for how Shaughnessy had come into possession of that sweatshirt, how it came to have that rusty-looking stain.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • On looking round I did feel that my antiquated goose-quill and rusty-looking inkstand were rather out of place.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • He was a fair-haired, young postman wearing a shabby uniform and black rusty-looking high boots.

    The Witch, and other stories

  • Our saddles and bridles were rusty-looking and worn; the horses were the only things that were a little too good, and might bring the police to suspect us.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • “Smallpox” was a rusty-looking ovoid with an hourglass shape inside.

    CATALYST OF SORROWS

  • The pack-horses carried some rusty-looking muskets and a variety of small trade items.

    The Berrybender Narratives

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