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  • But those heavy bones and dense muscles pulled them right through the mire, and their dun-brown coats didn't show mud as badly as Firesong's white dyheli or the Companions-all of which were smeared and splattered up to their bellies.

    Widows and Orphans

  • It is lighter in colour than a chestnut and a little darker than a donkey but with the same dun-brown softness.

    Wildwood

  • It is lighter in colour than a chestnut and a little darker than a donkey but with the same dun-brown softness.

    Wildwood

  • Graffiti scrawled in English on the walls of dun-brown buildings bear warnings to British troops: "The Mahdi Army will kill and destroy you," reads one message.

    Basra Breakdown

  • A smile curved her lips when she spied eight tiny dun-brown ducklings swimming in a wobbly line, following their mother.

    Secrets Never Told

  • But those heavy bones and dense muscles pulled them right through the mire, and their dun-brown coats didn't show mud as badly as Firesong's white dyheli or the Companions-all of which were smeared and splattered up to their bellies.

    Winds Of Fury

  • The hills were dun-brown with bare patches, and the fierce little terriers were drab brown.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • The hills were dun-brown with bare patches, and the fierce little terriers were drab brown.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • Kumamoto was a town that no doubt in feudal times had been dominated by the stone and mortar castle perched high on a dun-brown hill that in the spring would turn lushly verdant.

    The Ninja

  • The grass was all gone, the ground a dark cracked waste lightened only by grey and dun-brown timber stands.

    The Thorn Birds

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