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  • My eyes fell upon the Holy Family as flakes of snow fell quietly, reverently, upon the straw-strewn crèche.

    Christmas Magic

  • It is more likely, however, that soldiers who had become insane were admitted.44 In 1644, Parliament exempted the royal hospitals from certain taxes, in consideration of many sick and wounded soldiers being supported in them, while their revenues are much diminished in these dead and troublous times.45 Over at Bridewell, disbanded soldiers and prisoners of war were considered a nuisance, because of their habit of smoking tobacco in a straw-strewn basement.

    Bedlam

  • It owned over one hundred and fifty cars of the old-fashioned, straw-strewn, no-stove type, and over one thousand horses; it employed one hundred and seventy conductors, one hundred and sixty drivers, a hundred stablemen, and blacksmiths, harness-makers, and repairers in interesting numbers.

    The Titan

  • The city, so long used to the old bridge delays, the straw-strewn, stoveless horse-cars on their jumping rails, was agog to see how fine this new service would be.

    The Titan

  • Harry asked her, pulling open the door as Buckbeak resumed his scratching at the straw-strewn floor for any fragments of rat he may have dropped.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • I turned around, scrutinizing St. Germain, immaculate in white linen, white serge, and white silk, bending courteously to listen to the Duchesse, as she minced slowly across the straw-strewn yard.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • Elric's own lodgings were in no way magnificent, consisting as they did of a truckle bed, straw-strewn flagstones, a single high window, a plain earthenware jug and a basin containing a little brackish water which had cost him his last emerald.

    The Fortress of the Pearl

  • He extended a hand the size of a small typewriter to help her over the high front wheels to the straw-strewn board of the seat.

    The Silicon Mage

  • There was a wide, empty hall lined with mirrors, another even wider where standing shelves held disordered books, a narrow cell with a high, barred window and a straw-strewn floor, and a dark and narrow corridor lined with metal doors.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • Now, waiting with the rest before the straw-strewn terrace, he felt the uncertain future shadowing his achievement.

    Funeral Games

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