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  • Vivi couldn't see how anything could go wrong, and never thought of the long-term tenacity of the Director, who was already pondering wearisome sporadic whorl-checks of white-starred bays for years to come.

    The Elvis Latte

  • These twin lines of somber trees were his, his the abandoned lawn, waist high in weeds under white-starred young magnolia trees.

    Gone with the Wind

  • My farewell was to white-starred young magnolia trees, to wisteria tumbling over the verandas, to whitewashed brick and pink crepe myrtle bushes, to rolling green lawns with sparkling fountains in which birds bathed and dipped their feathers.

    Darkest Hour

  • Each of the five levels had its own terraced garden—below her Lili could see white-turbaned gardeners bending over rosebeds as they tended the honeysuckle and white-starred jasmine that quivered against the palace walls in the light sea breeze.

    Lace

  • And certainly two handsomer or gallanter beasts than the pair of raking chestnuts, long-striding, racelike, with white-starred faces and single white hind feet, never looked through a bridle.

    Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905

  • A quaint water-castle, shaped like a Chinese junk, stands on a rock in a fish-pond reflecting the rosy sky, and the fretted marble of a beautiful Arabian tomb gleams from a clump of white-starred _sumboya_ exhaling incense on the air.

    Through the Malay Archipelago

  • Cuddy resisted weakly, then threw up his beautiful, white-starred face as if in entreaty.

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920

  • His face was unusually beautiful -- the white-starred face which had been before Geth's eyes as he had sat in Holly Park.

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920

  • Magnolia petals that float on a white-starred pool ...

    The House of Dust: A Symphony

  • On the top road, where the gorse was out, he saw Edgar walking lazily beside the mare, who nodded her white-starred forehead as she dragged the clanking load of coal.

    Sons and Lovers

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