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  • On a crisp Sunday afternoon, dressed down in a sequined top, painted-on blue jeans and snake-skin stilettos, 25-year-old Tsokye Tsomo Karchung frets about Facebook.

    The Meaning of Miss Bhutan

  • Squids got trapped in the heat and worms came for their corpses, feeding off sheaths of bacteria they shed like snake-skin.

    The Gin Closet

  • Nicolas Cage would play Han Solo, and he would wear a snake-skin jacket and wear aviator sunglasses.

    What if… David Lynch had created ‘Star Wars’ instead of George Lucas? | We Are Movie Geeks

  • But if I be wrong, smoke my smoke, drink my wine. bury my snake-skin boots somewhere I'll never find.

    Year In Review: The Top Pop Of 2008

  • The snake-skin cowboy boots were reserved for when she wanted to look like a gunslinger, a nickname she earned in court from her readiness to do battle and shoot up the young state attorneys she liked to intimidate.

    Defending the Damned

  • It was like those of today, but instead of four strings it had only three, the upper part of it was covered with a bluish snake-skin, and the slender bow of reed was in the form of a half-moon, and on its extreme end glittered a pointed diamond.

    Dream tales and prose poems

  • She found a hedgehog, and a snake-skin (but no snake), and a rock that looked just like a frog, and a toad that looked just like a rock.

    Excerpt: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

  • Strongfist looked at the heap of chains that had so recently dragged him down and now lay at his feet like a shed snake-skin.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • Howeitat treatment was to bind up the part with snake-skin plaster, and read chapters of the Koran to the sufferer until he died.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • You said it was the worst bad luck in the world to touch a snake-skin with my hands.

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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