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  • His nose moved continually, and when a bumblebee flew humming to a thistle bloom behind him, he jumped and spun round with a start that sent two nearby rabbits scurrying for holes before the nearest, a buck with black-tipped ears, recognized him and returned to feeding.

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • These athletic hunters are handsome, with their rusty colouring and black-tipped tails.

    Country diary: Allendale, Northumberland

  • Along its back is a broad stripe of tawny orange hairs and from its sides spring dense tufts of long, black-tipped grey hairs, making it both beautiful and unpalatable.

    Country diary: South Uist

  • Reduced fresh-water flows increased salinity levels in the marshes where the lanky white birds with black-tipped wings settle with their chicks after their trip from Canada.

    Texans Fight Over Birds, Water Rights

  • Startled, I watch her lean over, open the drawer of her bedside table and pull out a small brown bottle with a black-tipped stopper.

    imperfect endings

  • The brown-and-oatmeal-striped sofa bed sat in the center of the common area, flanked by matching comfy chairs and a set of teak end tables with black-tipped legs.

    Bring On the Night

  • Their long, black-tipped horns curved out and in and out again, tracing the shape of a lyre.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • One long-eared rabbit which Jon-Tom supposed to be a jack actually managed to grab a handful of black-tipped tail which was coyly but firmly pulled out of reach.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • Swiftly he spun, and with a gesture of his black-tipped claws, called the mirror to life.

    red dust

  • Except for the protruding, black-tipped snout it had the face and arms of a young human, but the remainder of the body was wholly roo.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

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