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  • Then a bell rang out, and all at once they clutched their bags and rushed in the direction of a dust-smeared diesel bus pulling into the farthest bay.

    Heaven Lake

  • Wistfully, Reyn reached down to rub a thumb across the boy's dust-smeared cheek.

    Ship Of Destiny

  • I sallied forth and saw Ben, sunburnt and dust-smeared, burst into the office.

    Operation Luna

  • JerRestin sits down on a boulder, breathing heavily and ignoring the heat that seeps through his dust-smeared white trousers.

    The Spellsong War

  • The first fugitives from the walls were visible at the end of the alley now, men in dust-smeared tiger tunics who staggered or limped away from the fighting.

    Sharpe's Tiger

  • Another hundred yards farther into the town, Farinelli danced sideways as a gray dog growled, straining at a rusted chain that held him close to the door of a small hut with cracked and dust-smeared plastered walls that once might have been white.

    The Soprano Sorceress

  • Light filtered in uneven splotches from the dust-smeared light bulb above us.

    Floating in My Mother’s Palm

  • I turned up her dust-smeared face, whose bones were noble, and asked what they accused her father of.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • Peter looked what he was -- a limping vagabond tramp, dust-smeared, bare-headed, very much part of the twilight road.

    The Lee Shore

  • He raised his dripping, dust-smeared face and nodded, whereat she closed her eyes an instant and swayed.

    The Net

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