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  • Every night they drank and ate and sang and screwed until they were puking their bloated guts onto the straw-covered floor.

    The Pig’s End « A Fly in Amber

  • This was the exact story James Madison used to persuade a straw-covered, slightly tipsy Dolly to finally accept his continual offers of marriage.

    Christian Nation

  • For a long time, there was only one type of Chianti: a cheap straw-covered bottle called a fiasco which doubled as a good description of the wine itself.

    Chianti Without the Candle Wax

  • The voyagers were literally shelved: assigned narrow wooden straw-covered pallets stacked in tiers two feet apart ... a few days out, disease swept through the ship — first dysentery, which debilitated, almost eviscerated, its victims and made them vulnerable to deadlier diseases; then smallpox.

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • She sat down beside Father Andries and made herself as comfortable as she could, leaning against a large, straw-covered bundle.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • After lunch, we hiked along a narrow trail that curved around magnificent pines, winding its way to the top of a straw-covered hill.

    Count Your Blessings

  • I wondered if this was the one she had slept in, crowded next to her sister in a grimy, bug-infested, straw-covered bunk, with others stacked above and below.

    Lea Lane: One Mother's Ultimate Sacrifice: A Remembrance

  • I remember bottles of Mateus can't mistake that shape, straw-covered Italian reds that were then recycled into candleholders on family spaghetti nights, and German white wines with black cats on the label.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Its raw brick walls are lined with backlit rows of straw-covered Chianti bottles.

    Cucina de Balthazar

  • A town was nothing but a collection of straw-covered huts, hidden in a thick wood, with a ditch all round, and a low wall, made of mud, or the trunks of trees placed one upon another.

    A Child's History of England

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