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  • Her garden grew bushels of plump green beans, which she added to lamb stew; wine-dark tomatoes, to be salted and tossed with oregano, olive oil, crumbled feta, and onions sliced paper thin you sopped up the brine with day-old bread; corn and potatoes and zucchini and dill.

    Day of Honey

  • Well, the palace is now a peaceful old ruin on a hill surrounded by olive groves overlooking Homer's "wine-dark" Ionian sea, Nestor's romantic bath is still there – if a bit grubby – and from the old stones you can just about see beyond the trees some buildings on the coast that future historians may well declare to be a 21st-century palace.

    Grand ambitions: ecoluxury in Greece

  • “Memory sails out upon a murky sea—wine-dark, opaque, unfathomable,” he writes with a knowing wink.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • As Lucien covered him with a wine-dark comforter, he caught a faint, but unusual odor, like tree sap or amber—an odor that tickled the underside of his memory.

    Etched in Bone

  • He stuck out a wine-dark tongue and punched me in the chest.

    Uncle Moscow

  • And what of our daughter, destroyer of souls, singer from some wine-dark sea?

    oxygen world

  • With spare language taken principally from the translations by Robert Fitzgerald and Robert Fagles, and with intricate pencil and watercolor illustrations, Mr. Hinds re-creates Odysseus 'turbulent voyage across "the wine-dark sea" from the ruins of Troy to the island of Ithaca and his long-suffering wife, Penelope.

    Highbrow

  • Was I the only one who could get turned on by all the vomiting and wobbling of her wine-dark nipples inside her shirt, for God's sake?

    The Great San Francisco Poetry Wars, 15

  • All I really wanted to do was get my ass back down the hill and fall into the arms of my skinny-ass Penny with the large wine-dark nipples and the smell of lilacs in her gorgeous dark hair.

    The Great San Francisco Poetry Wars, 10

  • She was skinny with sharply pointed breasts and huge wine-dark nipples that could honestly make any man's mouth water just looking at them.

    The Great San Francisco Poetry Wars, 3

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