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  • He played on the floor with his brother, James, and his mother, a cool-eyed grass widow.

    Three-handed Bridge

  • In Germany, the Strauss-Kahn scandal has quickly extended into a critique of the U.S. justice system, often a topic of cool-eyed scrutiny in German media and political circles.

    Across Europe, Views on Strauss-Kahn Diverge

  • " Pfeffers ä cke " — a pejorative term for spice trader — is how Germans belittle Hamburg ' s cool-eyed mercantile passions, but they tend to forget that it took Hamburg ' s leading art museum, the Kunsthalle, to re-introduce modern Germany to its great Romantic painters.

    In Hamburg, a Romanticism alert

  • The voice is that of a first-rate scientist and naturalist, a cool-eyed observer not just of nature but of the human condition, and the tone is far more meditative and ironic than polemical or belligerent.

    Tributes to Aldo Leopold

  • It is more modest in its ambitions, more cool-eyed about human nature.

    On Setting an Example

  • The pair of them accompanied Perrin in much the same way as a gray-haired sul'dam linked to a cool-eyed damane with touches of gray in her own dark hair accompanied Khirgan and Mishima, supposedly to balance the numbers.

    Knife of Dreams

  • “Only have an hour—well, less now,” said cool-eyed Amelia Sachs as she started toward the door.

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  • None of them had said anything after tr'Annhwi's brief introduction, neither the Subcommander nor the cool-eyed female Commander who was uncomfortably like two other Romulan woman officers in her quiet self-assurance, and certainly not the six soldiers who had accompanied her up to Avenger and back down, and who had sat stolidly gazing at McCoy the whole day long.

    The Romulan Way

  • "Only have an hour — well, less now," said cool-eyed Amelia Sachs as she started toward the door.

    The Coffin Dancer

  • Now Kathleen herself was back in town, gorgeous and composed and cool-eyed.

    Wild Blood


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