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  • The sun rose over a monotonous plain covered with grass, rank, high, and silky-looking, blown before the breeze into long, shiny waves.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • The robe was silky-looking like lingerie, and his fantasy about her without panties and bra arose again.

    Male Wanted

  • I saw a hat on a shelf; its brim was covered with small silky-looking brown and beige feathers.

    Borrowed Finery, A Memoir

  • Her face was pale beneath her piled'up, silky-looking gray hair.

    Borrowed Finery, A Memoir

  • His hair, like the gypsy boy's, wasn't long by modern standards, but it was dark as the boy's, and long enough and silky-looking enough to make her itch to run her hands through it.

    Children Of The Night

  • He was hand­some, pale, his hair brownish and silky-looking.

    The Old Silent

  • The ether allowed to evaporate will leave the corrosive sublimate in white silky-looking prisms.

    Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

  • The white laces of Chantilly much resemble Lille, having the same fine, clear ground and a thick, silky-looking thread outlining the pattern.

    Chats on Old Lace and Needlework

  • From it floated a silky-looking veil of gray-white, which gave her face that airy, cloud-like setting that photographers of the baser sort so passionately admire.

    Queed

  • The girl was dressed in brown -- one of these smooth, half-shiny, silky-looking affairs with lace collar and cuffs, and what I believe they call an accordion-plaited skirt.

    Whirligigs

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