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  • But Hammett also had a Venetian vase, and that was the relentless poetry of his prose, where bullets rip through walls "with the sound of hail tapping on leaves" and a man lies dead-still, "a thin worm of blood" crawling out of his hair.

    Entrancing Tales Of Dislocation

  • The dead-still air was sweltering and reeked of stagnant sewage.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • Then he sat cross-legged in a dead-still lotus posture, suspended 3 feet above the ground.

    Into the Wild With Yoga

  • The secret is not to give up on shadows, but glide until nothing expects it, staring to make a desert give up dead-still ideas like rabbits with round eyes and rapidly beating hearts.

    The WritingYA Weblog: Poetry Friday: Words For Writers

  • The secret is not to give up on shadows, but glide until nothing expects it, staring to make a desert give up dead-still ideas like rabbits with round eyes and rapidly beating hearts.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • I stopped dead-still, and stayed silent as I watched him head toward the doorway.

    The Quickie

  • They can't even stand to have someone speak "ill" of them in front of 15 readers on this dead-still blog, without having to take 30 minutes to craft a detailed response, defending their On-her.

    Jack Weiss - Ass Clown of the week

  • Though he sensed the reek of oil-blood and decay in the air, though he saw the wicked outline of the monstrous city below and knew Urza was there somewhere, trapped or dead-still there was a harsh rightness to it all.

    Time Streams

  • In the dead-still, heated air, she could smell the musky stink of the Regent's perfume and the faint sourness of sweat from the guard Kanner, who stood beside her, silent as a statue, so close she could see the runes of na-aar written on the pistol barrel.

    The Silent Tower

  • It froze him dead-still where he stood for a second.

    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

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