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  • In the late sixteenth century, after fifty years of intermittent warfare, the Chichimecs disappeared from the face of the earth.1 Other less violent tribes proved uninterested in and ill adapted to what the brown-robed padres promised, which was food and shelter in exchange for labor in the fields and a strict adherence to Catholic morality.


  • As best as Richard could figure, there were about fifty of the brown-robed disciples.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • I knew I was on the right road when I saw three brown-robed persons walking towards me, with brown hoodie-sweatshirt things over them.

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  • He favored the Franciscan piety of the brown-robed Récollets, much as Cardinal Richelieu had preferred the gray-gowned Capuchins.

    Champlain's Dream

  • It looked as if two medical examiners in white Tyvek suits were playing a game of tug-of-war as they attempted to remove a brown-robed hijacker from the handlebars of a motorcycle.

    Step on a Crack

  • He turned to his right when he saw the line of cowled, brown-robed monks appear.

    Step on a Crack

  • Down below, the brown-robed mass of people was climbing into the cars, three and four per car.

    Step on a Crack

  • The round, brown-robed man inspecting her nearsightedly edged a little closer.

    My Seduction

  • Helena, ever circumspect, stopped and awaited her turn, looking about at the multitude of brown-robed men, trying to hide her curiosity.

    My Seduction

  • They travelled in pairs, a brown-robed acolyte with both groups as they emerged from invisible plateaus to converge upon the narrow trail.

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