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  • The small, dark-faced monkeys, who never made war on anybody, twitch uncontrollably, convulse, vomit and lose bowel control while medical trainees watch.

    Kathy Guillermo: How Not to Save Lives

  • A thin, dark-faced boy rushed up to us, his windbreaker zipped up against the predawn desert cold.

    Day of Honey

  • A thin, dark-faced boy rushed up to us, his windbreaker zipped up against the predawn desert cold.

    Day of Honey

  • This kind of patriotism -- which is at the heart of the war on terror -- is very much akin to what was expressed in a 1908 editorial cartoon I ran into: an enraged Statue of Liberty kicking a cage full of foreigners, whom you can recognize as such because they are dark-faced, curly-haired, hook-nosed and are clutching bombs and knives.

    Aleksandar Hemon discusses The Lazarus Project

  • Pushing Gisella's hands away, he rushed to the side of a broad, squat, bearded, dark-faced dwarf in a high-necked, drab-colored dress.

    Stalling

  • When the dark-faced boy arrived at the shop next day with his brass marketing bowl there was quite a fair gathering of customers, most of whom seemed to be spinning out their purchasing operations with the air of people who had very little to do with their time.

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  • "Has a dark-faced boy been here buying pomegranates?" he asked suddenly, as the coffee was being weighed out to him.

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  • "Has the dark-faced boy, of whom I spoke yesterday, been here to - day?" asked the stranger.

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  • The stranger in town, a dark-faced man, dressed all in black!

    Wicked Will

  • From one of these sorties he did not return; he had dashed away into the dusk, and neither he nor the dark-faced boy nor the veiled lady were seen again by the expectant crowds that continued to throng the

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