claret-coloured love



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  • Several minutes later, he returns to the living room and slumps into a claret-coloured plastic sofa.

    Alvin Greene: America's most unlikely politician

  • The decor is endearingly ancient (think naff frescoes, fake flowers and claret-coloured paper napkins).

    Love is in the (open) air

  • An additional benefit of the long-neglected pruning was a bumper crop of fruit this year, with dangling clusters of succulent claret-coloured berries hanging almost to the ground.

    The Dreaming Void

  • They slid with a familiar click along the brass rod, and soon the windows were obscured by thick sculptured folds of claret-coloured plush.

    The Years

  • Clare, and failed to observe a shortish man in horn-rimmed spectacles, black boots, and a claret-coloured tie, who looked like the secretary of a learned society.

    Over the River

  • Descending to the lavatory, Mr. Chayne changed his horn spectacles to pince-nez and his claret-coloured tie to a rather floppy bow of black and white.

    Over the River

  • The long low room was refurnished from the Abbey sale, with chairs upholstered in claret-coloured rep, many years old, and an oval table of polished walnut, and another piano, handsome, though still antique.

    The Prussian Officer and Other Stories

  • Darkness had now fallen and the rattle of traffic along the claret-coloured road had subsided.

    Whispers Of Betrayal

  • So when, towards evening, a water contractor's van began travelling slowly down the claret-coloured road, in full view of anyone who cared to look from any of a thousand windows overlooking the park, no one's suspicion was unduly roused.

    Whispers Of Betrayal

  • Everything in front of the wrought-iron gates guarding Downing Street is the responsibility of the Metropolitan Police, while to the rear runs a claret-coloured road dividing the Government area from the lush acres of St James's Park, which is monitored by the Royal Parks Constabulary.

    Whispers Of Betrayal


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