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  • I watched a woman walk across the street wearing high boots and a poncho made entirely out of small flame-shaped white lightbulbs.

    So Much Pretty

  • She distracted herself by studying his chandelier, thinking that he must have rigged it himself, because instead of normal lightbulbs, there were plastic candles topped with red-tinted flame-shaped bulbs.


  • She put her fingers to the base of one of the delicate flame-shaped light bulbs in the chandelier.

    Her Fearful Symmetry

  • The bedside table and a lamp with an elephant base and a tiny flame-shaped bulb were wedged between his still form and the closed bathroom door.

    Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder

  • The brown paneling had an imitation wood grain pattern, and brassy fixtures held up flame-shaped electric bulbs with lights inside that wobbled back and forth.

    The Sky Inside

  • The Malay weapons consist of the celebrated kris, with its flame-shaped wavy blade; the sword, regarded, however, more as an ornament; the parang, which is both knife and weapon; the steel-headed spear, which cost us so many lives in the Perak war; matchlocks, blunderbusses, and lelahs, long heavy brass guns used for the defense of the stockades behind which the Malays usually fight.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • The flame-shaped bulbs even had an element that flickered like candlelight, causing shadows to dance in the narrow gallery.

    Hamlet II: Ophelia’s Revenge

  • Of how that rare event seemed somehow inextricably intertwined with my own fate, right down to the flame-shaped birthmark I bore.

    Sir Apropos of Nothing

  • I opened my eyes halfway, saw the crack on the ceiling and the overhead light fixture, an ugly brass ring set with flame-shaped bulbs, installed by our predecessors, the Furmans.


  • Wrought-iron Gothic chandeliers with red flame-shaped bulbs offered what little illumination there was.

    The Store


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