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  • My only concern is wondering what kind of cheap-assed hair dye he uses that contrasts so much with the age-wrinkles on his face and the chicken-skin under his chin.

    Think Progress » Texas DA Ronnie Earle

  • But fortunately “aunt” Hsüeh, by much coaxing and persuading, only let him have a few cups, and the wine being then promptly cleared away, pickled bamboo shoots and chicken-skin soup were prepared, of which Pao-yü drank with relish several bowls full, eating besides more than half a bowl of finest rice congee.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • One elegant young matron who couldn't have been more than eighteen nudged her neighbor and nodded toward Joanna with a remark concealed behind a painted chicken-skin fan.

    The Silicon Mage

  • I could only crouch there while they made their beastly preparations, aware of nothing except the black, muscular hands holding the little tanguin stone and scraping it with a knife, so that the grey powdery flakes fell on to the platter on which lay the three dried scraps of chicken-skin.

    Flashman's Lady

  • Her skull was pink as chicken-skin through the thin hair.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • But fortunately "aunt" Hsüeh, by much coaxing and persuading, only let him have a few cups, and the wine being then promptly cleared away, pickled bamboo shoots and chicken-skin soup were prepared, of which Pao-yü drank with relish several bowls full, eating besides more than half a bowl of finest rice congee.

    Hung Lou Meng, Book I Or, the Dream of the Red Chamber, a Chinese Novel in Two Books

  • On a table by the window lay a magnificent chicken-skin fan sent by my Lord Coventry for Maria's birthday: it was covered with rosy figures of

    The Ladies A Shining Constellation of Wit and Beauty

  • In the _Tale of Tom Thumb_ the child is captivated by the miniature chariot drawn by six small mice, the tiny butterfly-wing shirt and chicken-skin boots worn by Tom, and the small speech produced by him at court, when asked his name: --

    A Study of Fairy Tales

  • While they wrangled wittily for the honour, Richard went quietly indoors and presently emerged with the painted chicken-skin, just as Lovelace was preparing to ascend the steps.

    The Black Moth: A Romance of the XVIII Century

  • Their hides, too, which they value at two dollars in money, they give for something which costs seventy-five cents in Boston; and buy shoes (like as not, made of their own hides, and which have been carried twice around Cape Horn) at three or four dollars, and “chicken-skin” boots at fifteen dollars apiece.

    Chapter XIII. Trading-A British Sailor

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  • "The Duke fanned himself with an air, handling the chicken-skin like a woman." - Chapter 8 of These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer

    May 7, 2017