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  • They are hairy, black-bodied, long-legged danglers, with a swollen, slightly humped thorax and, in the males, rounded goggle-eyes.

    Country diary: Claxton, Norfolk

  • Among the black-bodied spiders is one especially conspicuous type, with long graceful legs and an abdomen the size of a prune.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Can Nafus and Schreiner tell me the name of the black-bodied spider as big as a prune?

    The Song of The Dodo

  • There are black-bodied birds with long beaks, red-and-black birds with hooked beaks, greenish birds with delicate scimitars, parrot-beaked birds with olive wings and yellow eyebrows, birds that resemble goldfinches except for their blue beaks and black masks, on and on to the thirtieth permutation.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • She was nearly three feet from head to tail, thick and broad-shouldered, black-bodied and touched with gold on her neck.

    Sovereigns of the Sky

  • Harry recognised the black-bodied and bearded Bane, whom he had met nearly four years ago on the same night he had met Firenze.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • The black-bodied wagon, pulled by two large chestnuts, had entered the yard by the time Justen stepped out into the cold.

    The Order War

  • Justen looked again at the black-bodied wagon and the two figures on the front seat.

    The Order War

  • Meanwhile, in the adjoining room, Third Cousin Tok was snapping away with the black-bodied Nikon, the telephoto lens ensuring him of clear and exacting shots of the participants 'faces as well as their joined sweating bodies.

    The Miko

  • Nangi saw that he clutched a black-bodied Nikon with a 135mm lens.

    The Miko


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