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  • So it was, when the doom of fifty years of living death was uttered by Judge Scott, that Jim Hall, hating all things in the society that misused him, rose up and raged in the court-room until dragged down by half a dozen of his blue-coated enemies.

    The Sleeping Wolf

  • On a recent Monday morning, inside an unremarkable, low-slung building in Yonkers, N.Y., blue-coated technicians conducted lab work.

    Meet the Sticklers

  • Two hundred blue-coated troops were in the village, blasting away into the tipis, while the Indians frantically tried, as they always did, to cover the retreat of their families.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • In the early morning blue-coated farmers, and sometimes their sturdy barefoot wives, come to town carrying on either end of their shoulderpoles great round baskets of fresh dewy vegetables, or huge bundles of dried grass for fuel; caravans of tiny, neat-footed donkeys patter past, with enormous cylindrical bags of flour or rice crossed upon their backs, swayed down from excessive burdens borne too early.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • "Early this month, a black pigeon was caught bearing a blue-coated metal ring, with invisible strings," the source was quoted as saying of the second pigeon.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Turns out we had one MRE bouncing off the walls and now floating in a sea of blue-coated turds.

    Paradise General

  • According to reports, one of the birds had “a blue-coated metal ring, with invisible strings” attached to it, leading to suspicion that the bird had been sent by the U.S.,

    Iran Arrests Spy Pigeons At Their Uranium Plant | Disinformation

  • Then one of the blue-coated bodyguards twisted his head as if working a cramp in his neck; his mouth dropped open when he saw them.

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • Peters, the gatekeeper, was terrified when he saw the posse of blue-coated figures at the gate.

    Separate

  • There was a great crowd milling under the electric lamps, but Blowitz bustled through like a tug before a liner, flourishing a token and announcing himself with his usual pomposity to a blue-coated minion who conducted us through a barrier to a less-crowded platform where knots of passengers and uniformed railway officials were waiting beside a train.

    Watershed

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