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  • The difference in The Blue Tower is that -- for once -- a brown-faced character is portrayed on the screen as a universal Everyman figure and not forever marginalized as an 'ethnic' with special-issue problems.

    George Heymont: Two Indian Indie Gems: The Blue Tower and Third Person Singular Number

  • There were ruddy, brown-faced, broad-girthed Spanish Friars…

    A Dickens Of A Debate Between Mr. Scrooge And Mr. Say

  • We also admired the dangerous-looking, brown-faced and green-horned mythical creature that guarded the door to the brothers 'home.

    On Germany's Fairy-Tale Trail

  • In one cell he came upon a condemned prisoner, “a brown-faced, gray-bearded old scalawag, who, in a frolicsome mood, had massacred three women and a batch of children—his own property, I believe.”

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • At an Arizona elementary school, a mural of the school's multi-racial children has been the target of vicious, racist attack...because it showed brown-faced and black-faced children in the mural like the ones in the actual school.

    From Twitter 06-03-2010

  • When we returned to the main house, Jennie was still on the porch, sliding colored beads onto string for necklaces with three little girls, one brown-faced little boy and two moms.

    Christian Beckwith: Greening the Barrio, Part 8

  • I met her in the chapel there, a sad, brown-faced creature in an old black dress.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • The Porsche Cayenne annoys me: it has a stiff ride, tight seats, illegible optional $1,200 (!) brown-faced gauges, and inscrutable radio controls.

    Personal Picks: Luxury SUVs

  • The Porsche Cayenne annoys me: it has a stiff ride, tight seats, illegible optional $1,200 ! brown-faced gauges, and inscrutable radio controls.

    Personal Picks: Luxury SUVs

  • A portly, upright, broad-shouldered, brown-faced man, whose soldierly bearing gives him the appearance of being taller than he is, look into the bright eye of M.

    Reprinted Pieces

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