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  • That was when a semitrailer truck bounced past the house, as in, in my yard, and headed through the cornfield along the path of the trodden-down stalks.

    Arcane Circle

  • Well, place yourself in the trodden-down heels of our old pal Millicent, the agency screener, the fortunate soul charged with both opening all of those query letters and giving a first reading to requested materials, to weed out the ones that her boss the agent will not be interested in seeing, based upon pre-set criteria.

    Author! Author! » Blog Archive » What do you mean, most submissions are rejected on page 1? Isn’t that a trifle…judgmental?

  • The long-faded brand names on the inside of the trodden-down shoes are just about legible as LK Bennett, instead of being just about legible as New Look.

    River Island : The Bubonic Plaque

  • And did you see his trodden-down boots that let the water in, and his stock which serves for a shirt?

    Le Colonel Chabert

  • What will you say on learning that I am not the trodden-down “lady by birth” that you have supposed me?

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • This young man was dressed in a threadbare blue cloth coat lined with fox fur, that had once been smart, and dirty hempen convict trousers, over which were pulled his thin, dirty, trodden-down boots.

    War and Peace

  • The mother smoothed the folds of her dyed silk dress before a large Venetian mirror in the wall, and in her trodden-down shoes briskly ascended the carpeted stairs.

    War and Peace

  • Porfiry Petrovitch was wearing a dressing-gown, very clean linen, and trodden-down slippers.

    Crime and Punishment

  • At first the tracks were easy to follow and walking in the trodden-down snow was no problem.

    Girls to the Rescue book #2

  • I'm pretty certain that the man who lights the lamp didn't come the way we came - we'd have seen trodden-down weeds or something.

    Five Go Down To The Sea

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