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  • Seeing himself engaged in "a historical salvage operation" of places and people "poorly remembered and half-forgotten," Mr. Davies quotes Keats: "I saw pale kings and princes too, / Pale warriors, death-pale they were all."

    Sovereignty and the Pitiless Passage of Time

  • A vision of a woman, death-pale and clad in white, who crouches at a fast-moving river and washes a bloodied gown I know is mine.

    Dark Moon of Avalon

  • Drained and death-pale, but good; imbued with a very particular sensation of being part of a survivors 'group, the creme de la creme of the winner's circle.

    Prune Perromat: WATCH: Intoxicating Pain: The New Design Gang at New York Fashion Week

  • The black eye went wide, the death-pale bulk roused its wings and flapped clumsily out of the holly tree.

    Ficlet: “Invictus” | Diane Duane's weblog: "Out of Ambit"

  • The hypnotic swirls, the glistening green slime, the death-pale torso!

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Although Ashanti's cake get's an A for Effort, I have to vote for the the death-pale torso of Crazy Clash.

    It's a Wreck Off!

  • She closed her eyes against him, her lashes black against her death-pale cheek.

    My Demon's Kiss

  • His face was death-pale, and its muscles twitched.

    The White Monkey

  • Lilies of death-pale hope, roses of passionate dream.

    Collected Poems

  • White and voluminous, a mockery of priestly vestments, and hooded with a deep and death-pale hood which covered half his face when he lowered it down, the semi-Druidic robes had been sewn to his specifications years previously by a sweatshop seamstress who had possessed no other way to pay for the divinations she'd come to him to cast for her.

    Ripping Time

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