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  • Face and body were shrunken and withered, but his black, bead-like eyes, small and close together, were very bright, withal they were restless and querulous, and more like a monkey's than a man's.


  • Millet is one of my favorites: The small, round, bead-like yellow grains have a nutty, almost corny flavor and fluffy texture it cooks in 20 to 30 minutes.

    The Food Matters Cookbook

  • The perfect triad member to rhododendron and azaleas is, indeed, Pieris japonica because it functions as the ideal filler shrub in that it not only mediates subtle colors with its jewel bead-like white flowers but also features reddish leaves.


  • The researchers said that, searching through museum collections, they found bead-like shells with holes in them from sites in Skhul,

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The swaying fronds of aspiring palms, adorned in due season with masses of straw-coloured inflorescence, to be succeeded by loose bunches of red, bead-like berries, shoot out from the pall of leafage.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • When the bronze orchid lavishly decorates the rocks with its crinkled flowers of dull gold, the entrance has a specific character; and quite another when the glossy leaves of the umbrella-tree form the relief and its long radiating spikes of dull red, bead-like flowers attract the brilliant sun-bird, and big blue and green and red butterflies.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Often they came very close and stared at the men with black bead-like eyes.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • Upon the top of the shelving stood two enormous stuffed birds, moldering and decrepit, regarding the sudden illumination with unblinking, bead-like eyes.

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920

  • The lips were thin and brimful of malice; the small black bead-like eyes glittered with the fire of a universal hate.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 24, October, 1859

  • Mr. Dallas, "furnished with very efficient eyes, although, in most cases, these are little bead-like organs, very unlike the eyes usually seen in animals whose activity is nocturnal."

    Little Folks A Magazine for the Young (Date of issue unknown)


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