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  • The large, brown-painted nineteenth-century house itself had been retrofitted with all the accoutrements of modern-day security that we could afford.


  • Real architects would not put ugly brown-painted aluminum-framed windows in their polypropylene candy fun houses.

    Crushed by Madoff: a dream of immortality through architecture.

  • He was curiously like his own brown-painted motor car, with eye-glasses for windshield.

    Main Street

  • A woman, her red arms massive, stood behind the table while a young man, equipped with a riding crop, lolled on the hall's low dais above which a biblical text arched across the brown-painted wall.

    Sharpe's Prey

  • Across the weeds and dead-looking grass, a tall brown-painted door was set into the high brick wall, and it was this door that freshly upset Victor by again not having its bolts, top and bottom, firmly slid into place.


  • A hundred feet up the trail was another sign, this one resembling the signs in national forests, yellow burnt-in letters on brown-painted boards: 'Welcome.

    The Night Crew

  • He came striding into Dalwhinnie station after his twelve or more mile drive to reach me, and stood four-square in front of where I sat on a brown-painted bench against a margarine wall.

    To The Hilt

  • Dart unlocked a brown-painted door and let us into the bowels (well, literally) of the house.


  • I reached the brown-painted board-and-batten building that housed the Santa Teresa Shellfish Company.

    I is for Innocent

  • Plastic clacked as he rummaged, finally selecting a Caucasian head with brown-painted hair and eyes.

    Body of Evidence


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