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  • We found the night-air keen; or at least I did: he did not seem to feel it; but it was very still, and the star-sown sky spread cloudless.

    Villette

  • The sky was full of clouds, all but a patch star-sown over Ben Bhreac, and all through the hollows and hags ran a wail of rain-wind most mournful.

    Gilian The Dreamer His Fancy, His Love and Adventure

  • The deep-blue, star-sown vault sparkles and the figures on the walls become a vision.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 26, September, 1880

  • Three months later I was sitting under the velvet-soft, star-sown night sky of the Argentine cattle country.

    Green Valley

  • And they were married at last; and as they drove away, they noted the strange outlines of the mountains, where they reared their stupendous bulk against the star-sown sky.

    Stage Confidences

  • One can well imagine the wonder of the girl of the forest when she found herself out of sight of land, on the uncharted ocean of which she had only skirted the shores before, and many a night she stole from her cabin during that long voyage to watch the mysterious sea in its majestic swell, and the star-sown heavens, as the ship moved slowly on to its destination.

    Ten American Girls From History

  • At any rate, I want to get home -- home to that star-sown meadow and the two brown arms at the journey's end.

    Shandygaff

  • They flicked and flitted and flittered, they danced and pirouetted and spun through the air, trailing what in the aqueous moonlight looked like mist, irradiated, star-sown.

    Angel Island

  • With a playful feint of pique they pass without further notice the lighted, noisy ship, and go toward the Hollander, whose blood-tinted sails and black masts form but a grim silhouette against the star-sown sky.

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • Diana met Anne at the Carmody station the next night, and they drove home together under silent, star-sown depths of sky.

    Anne of the Island

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