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  • Right now, mudslides and some fire-scarred hills of Southern California are burying cars up to their window, drenching rains that flooded parts of Southern California easing this morning.

    CNN Transcript Oct 15, 2009

  • He withdrew from the fire-scarred but otherwise immaculate mouth of the fireplace and gave her an exasperated look.

    Sonnet of the Sphinx

  • And in southern California, fire-scarred canyons could face a new threat today.

    CNN Transcript Jul 16, 2006

  • She caught an excursion flight onward to Antananarivo for a quick bit of scientific tourism, and as her plane flew in over the island, laid out below in its fire-scarred and erosion-gouged nakedness, bleeding its silty red rivers into the Indian Ocean, she started to cry.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • She caught an excursion flight onward to Antananarivo for a quick bit of scientific tourism, and as her plane flew in over the island, laid out below in its fire-scarred and erosion-gouged nakedness, bleeding its silty red rivers into the Indian Ocean, she started to cry.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Bodies littered the smashed edifices, but in the clear paths nothing at all remained but fire-scarred rock.

    Time Streams

  • Absently, Hopwil touched his left sleeve, where the black color disguised fire-scarred wool.

    The Path of Daggers

  • Within the fire-scarred hollow they stayed dry and comfortable.

    Mid Flinx

  • The summer's unrelenting heat, the desert heat that she had hated so much, had deserted just when the children needed it, leaving them to sleep in the deepening chill of an autumn already half spent, to shiver huddled together like piglets or puppies in unroofed houses with broken windows and slug-pocked, fire-scarred walls, though most of them had liked that better than their studies, they said: had preferred killing Ayuntamientados and pillaging their dead.

    Calde of the Long Sun

  • The summer's unrelenting heat, the desert heat that she had hated so much, had deserted just when the children needed it, leaving them to sleep in the deepening chill of an autumn already half spent, to shiver huddled together like piglets or puppies in unroofed houses with broken windows and slug-pocked, fire-scarred walls, though most of them had liked that better than their studies, they said: had preferred killing Ayuntamientados and pillaging their dead.

    Calde of the Long Sun

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