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  • Elsewhere, physical gold- and silver-backed exchange-traded funds registered further outflows Monday as investors shed holdings.

    Weak Dollar Buoys Gold

  • I can see the past, the present, and the future – all in a sliver of silver-backed glass, reflecting the universe back to me.

    2010 March « The Graveyard

  • According to GFMS, a leading international precious metals consultancy, as of Nov. 1, global holdings in silver-backed ETFs, or exchange-traded funds, stood at more than 490 million ounces.

    Peru, Mexico Vie For Top Silver Spot

  • In contrast, the silver-backed gorilla will beat his chest, break branches, flash his teeth and charge -- but all in the interest of protecting his troop.

    Corporate Bullies

  • Then she handed her friend a silver-backed hand mirror.

    Aphrodite the Beauty

  • In a nest of sapphire velvet there rested a silver-backed dressing set.

    The Dressmaker

  • Abigail removed a silver-backed brush and comb from inside the small trunk and placed them on the dresser.

    One Night in Scotland

  • Mary slammed her silver-backed brush against the iron grate, the clang satisfyingly deep.

    One Night in Scotland

  • There was a white vanity table too, its surface covered with an expensive-looking dressing table set: a ring stand, a bottle of flower water, and a silver-backed hairbrush and mirror.

    Clockwork Angel

  • I opened a small cupboard behind the desk and discovered the Captain's spare wig, neatly bestowed on one of a pair of wrought-iron stands, with a matched silver-backed set of looking glass, military brushes, and tortoiseshell comb laid out in orderly ranks before it.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

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