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  • The wind makes a sound in the pines and the world comes into being, irreversibly, and the spider rides the wind-swayed web.

    THE BODY ARTIST

  • While through the wind-swayed walls of reed and vine

    The Wood Carver's Wife

  • There were traces of old paths still and a double line of rosebushes through the middle; but all the rest of the space was a sheet of yellow and white narcissi, in their airiest, most lavish, wind-swayed bloom above the lush green grasses.

    Anne of Avonlea

  • When he tried to think of the Alice he loved he saw, not the shadowy spirit occupant of the west gable, but the young girl who had stood under the pine, beautiful with the beauty of moonlight, of starshine on still water, of white, wind-swayed flowers growing in silent, shadowy places.

    The Golden Road

  • Through the wind-swayed branches, little flickering patches of morning sunlight met his gaze, as they played and quivered on the forest moss or over the sere pine-spills.

    Darkness and Dawn

  • From the portico of one of these dwellings, under a wind-swayed sign which advertised it to be a place of rest and refreshment, stepped a man of more than middle age, whose nervous gait and anxious face betokened a mind ill at ease.

    An Algonquin Maiden A Romance of the Early Days of Upper Canada

  • Now a wind-swayed branch of manzanita rasped the canvas, and cast upon it shadows of its moving leaves.

    A Touch of Sun and Other Stories

  • Gone are the quiet college rooms, gone the wind-swayed

    She

  • I could see the fine gauzy threads of the fall's filmy border by having the light in front; and wishing to look at the moon through the meshes of some of the denser portions of the fall, I ventured to creep farther behind it while it was gently wind-swayed, without taking sufficient thought about the consequences of its swaying back to its natural position after the wind-pressure should be removed.

    The Yosemite

  • There is companionship in the breeze, in the waving grass, the rustling leaves, and the meanings of the wind-swayed limbs of the yielding forest.

    The Memories of Fifty Years

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