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  • Though he looked the phantom through and through, and saw it standing before him; though he felt the chilling influence of its death-cold eyes; and marked the very texture of the folded kerchief bound about its head and chin, which wrapper he had not observed before; he was still incredulous, and fought against his senses.

    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Stave 1 Marley’s Ghost | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • Then for an hour he had lain quieter, except that he had looked sadly in my direction, and striven to make some sign with his death-cold hands.

    Poor Folk

  • There was laughter inside his own head, shrill, high-pitched laughter ... he could smell the Dementor's putrid, death-cold breath filling his own lungs, drowning him - think ... something happy ...

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • Seven men rode before even Weiramon's, seven men with hard faces and death-cold eyes, in black coats.

    The Path of Daggers

  • On board the shuttle, Judgments Officer Ali looked from Karl Arnheim's bright-red, simmering face, to the death-cold demeanor of the Nuumiian Ambassador.

    City of Baraboo

  • Though he looked the phantom through and through, and saw it standing before him; though he felt the chilling influence of its death-cold eyes; and marked the very texture of the folded kerchief bound about its head and chin, which wrapper he had not observed before: he was still incredulous, and fought against his senses.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6

  • I do not need thy breath to cool my death-cold brow;

    The Three Brontes

  • How death-cold is literary genius before this fire of life!

    XI. Essays. Character. 1844

  • And be mixed in the death-cold oneness, —innermost Guest

    0 825. Sunrise by Sidney Lanier. Stedman, Edmund Clarence, ed. 1900. An American Anthology, 1787-1900

  • But -- seeing how weak she was -- they dare not cross her; they had to sit still and endure to see her labour for their comfort with faltering and death-cold hands.

    Emily Brontë

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