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  • He led me back into the banqueting-hall, his bedroom candle in his hand, and he held it up against the time-stained portrait on the wall.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • The dull green time-stained panes of the windows look upon each other with the cowardly glances of cheats.

    Creatures That Once Were Men, and other stories

  • I looked on the receding landscape, the giant trees — the palatial, time-stained mansion.

    Uncle Silas

  • Here may often be found the family of a petty tradesman, with its trumpery furniture, burrowing among the relics of antiquated finery, in great rambling time-stained apartments, with fretted ceilings, gilded cornices, and enormous marble fireplaces.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • XXXIX The harvest sun is barely peering above the eastern wall of the outpost at Isahl when Lorn slips silently through the time-stained white oak door and into the north barracks for another one of his unannounced inspections before a patrol.

    The Magi'i Of Cyador

  • The time-stained door was open into a square and high-ceilinged room nearly ten yards on a side.

    The Spellsong War

  • He brought out a bundle of time-stained and yellow papers, and spread them on the table.

    The Outdoor Girls in a Winter Camp Glorious Days on Skates and Ice Boats

  • The light of the lamp shed over the whole scene its amber-coloured hue and left in the shade the old grey and time-stained walls, where hung in ample numbers the brazen convolutions of the hunting-horns and bugles.

    The Man-Wolf and Other Tales

  • Strange as the distant vision seems to the traveler fresh from the rude and time-stained chalets of the mountains, still more surprising is the scene which greets his arrival by the precipitous road, past the double towered gateway, within the city walls.

    The Counts of Gruyère

  • Oh, very well; some day this madness, that is rearoused by a faded violet or a time-stained ribbon, may enter into even your life.

    Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905

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