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  • They had looked out on the multitudes and imagined them transformed—urchins into freshly scrubbed, fat-cheeked, well-meaning boys; violent drunks into trustworthy, clear-eyed, and industrious men; women who had been widowed by the saloon would find themselves at the helm of a pacific domesticity, with chickens in their pots and clean, good clothes for everyone.

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • They had looked out on the multitudes and imagined them transformed—urchins into freshly scrubbed, fat-cheeked, well-meaning boys; violent drunks into trustworthy, clear-eyed, and industrious men; women who had been widowed by the saloon would find themselves at the helm of a pacific domesticity, with chickens in their pots and clean, good clothes for everyone.

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • Won Kim approaches them, hesitantly, and sees the fat-cheeked boy, a glossy replica of him: the same bulging eyes and wedge of nose, the same round, bald, fragile skull.

    The Lady Matador’s Hotel

  • God will punish the barbarians, promises the fat-cheeked Cristina, if not in this life then the next you must believe this or perish in doubt may the Lord bless you dearest Sister.

    The Lady Matador’s Hotel

  • He sat squeezed behind a table, a heavy, fat-cheeked man with a black little cigar stuck in the corner of his mouth.

    Ten Minutes, That's It

  • They had looked out on the multitudes and imagined them transformed—urchins into freshly scrubbed, fat-cheeked, well-meaning boys; violent drunks into trustworthy, clear-eyed, and industrious men; women who had been widowed by the saloon would find themselves at the helm of a pacific domesticity, with chickens in their pots and clean, good clothes for everyone.

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • Perhaps some Galla escaped the massacre; I can only repeat what she said after I had filled her cup with tej, and she had gulped it down, wiped her lips with the tail of her turban, and smiled her fat-cheeked saucy smile.

    Flashman on the March

  • Short and fat-cheeked, with something that looks like mud in her hair and makes it stick to one side of her face.

    Breath

  • Short and fat-cheeked, with something that looks like mud in her hair and makes it stick to one side of her face.

    Breath

  • I remembered a fight after which my mother grudgingly bought me fat-cheeked, blotchy Midge.

    The Barbie Chronicles

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