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  • As any true Traveler knows, the best vacation tips are those a stylish friend scribbles onto a red wine-stained napkin at three in the morning over drinks and conversation.

    Jet-Setting With the Jet-Setters

  • Mr. Wilson's Buddy, quite happily married with a new baby, can't fathom what Mavis is up to—his puzzled decency is painfully charming—but she's as transparent as a wine-stained carafe to an old classmate named Matt Freehauf, who is played to laconic perfection by Patton Oswalt.

    Nervy 'Young Adult' Dazzles by the Book

  • Guests sat in front of cold coffee cups, empty breadbaskets, and wine-stained tablecloths not of their doing.

    What Remains II

  • A wine-stained first edition of the literary magazine founded by Ted Hughes and his Cambridge friends, covered in handwritten annotations by the poet laureate, has been acquired by the British Library.

    Sylvia Plath And Ted Hughes Romance Illuminated By New British Library Acquisitions

  • He was an unremarkable man in a wine-stained velvet tunic, not small but not broad enough in the chest and shoulders to be an archer or an ironlord.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • It was grimier than before, the same old carpet more wine-stained.

    Beyond the Voice

  • The man struck him again, this time with a swipe of something razor sharp that sliced open the front of Davids wine-stained shirt.

    The After Wife

  • Sitting in Jimmy Gallaghers candlelit kitchen, watching his wine-stained lips move, I felt that I was listening to the story of another mans life, one with whom I shared certain qualities but who was, ultimately, distant from me.

    The Lovers

  • He tucked his scarf into his wine-stained vest and walked out.

    The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • She held one hand to her wine-stained mouth, laughing.

    The God of Animals

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