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  • That goes double for arrogant, steel-muscled vampires with eyes of ice.

    New Book Releases for Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Fantasy – November 3, 2009

  • Suddenly he was crouched before her, steel-muscled shins imprisoning hers and making movement impossible.

    Rekindled

  • To the front of this was attached a delicately adjusted combination of scales and springs, by which Allan could tell when the draft of the team equaled a pound to the dog; and if more was indicated he was always behind pushing and adding all of the strength he possessed to that of those steel-muscled animals each of whom can start, on runners, several hundred pounds on level snow.

    Baldy of Nome

  • Beany made a light, steel-muscled bound, swung his legs up and out, using the spy's breast as a brace, turned a somersault over his head, dropping to the floor behind him.

    The Boy Scouts on a Submarine

  • Heyl, steel-muscled, took the hills like a chamois.

    Fanny Herself

  • The child was right -- John Flint did have good hands -- large enough, well-shaped, steel-muscled, powerful, with flexible, smooth-skinned, sensitive fingers, the fingers of an expert lapidary rather than a prize-fighter.

    Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man

  • Husky, steel-muscled lumbermen; brawny, calloused-handed fishermen; loose-jointed, easy-swinging trappers; athletes from the city foot-ball and hockey teams; and gawky, long-armed farmers joined the First

    World's War Events, Vol. I

  • They were lean, raw-boned, steel-muscled, tall, solemn-faced men, their eyes set deep in skin wrinkled from the scorch of sun on the white sands of the desert.

    Caste

  • Sk’salissk’s steel-muscled hand shot out and grabbed Z’shezhira almost before she realized what was happening.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire

  • The man locked a steel-muscled arm around Dallas’s shoulders and punched him in the gut three times with the other hand.

    Black Dust Mambo

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