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  • TWO DAYS AFTER LEAVING Harbour Island, I perched on a stool in a velvet-lined room and concentrated on my elocution lesson.

    Miracles, Inc.

  • He reset the talisman back in the velvet-lined box, closed it tightly and rewrapped the cloth back around it, albeit messily.

    Masdy's Silver

  • Campbell has been gifted with her share of diamonds by deliriously smitten men, but they have usually been highly polished, of substantial carat and sparkling from inside a velvet-lined box.

    Naomi Campbell's diamond-crusted blow to bravado at Charles Taylor war-crimes trial

  • Myrret opened a velvet-lined box and removed a large reel, which he carefully placed on the empty arm, then threaded into the projector.

    The Dragon’s Apprentice

  • I rest my cello in its velvet-lined case, and close the lid.

    The Golden Moment

  • Inside the velvet-lined box was a ghostly blue cameo pendant attached to a gold rope.

    Promise Me

  • She spent the ride from the Staples Center to LAX carefully packing her dress into the provided garment bag, tucking her shoes into their dust bag, and arranging her jewelry and clutch neatly into the velvet-lined boxes stacked on the seat next to her.

    Last Night at Chateau Marmont

  • One of the best: the president won over Irish Prime Minister Sean Lemass when he presented the P.M. with a velvet-lined, mahogany box.

    No, Really, You Shouldn’t Have

  • Even the bathrooms are classy: the countertops are marble, the stall doors are cherry wood, the mirrors are lit up by individual glowing bulbs as if they were vanities belonging to celebrities, even the toilet seats are velvet-lined.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Finally he thrust the sharp point home, pressed down the tiny piston, and sank back into the velvet-lined arm-chair with a long sigh of satisfaction.

    Archive 2009-03-01

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