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  • Tarin Kowt, the dusty, fly-blown provincial capital, was devoid of any women, its central market peopled by fierce Pashtun tribesmen wearing the black turbans favored by the Taliban.

    The Longest War

  • In Wombats, mange causes fly-blown sores, blindness and weakens the animal, making them more susceptible to secondary infection, starvation and eventually a slow and painful death.

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  • The police would be chasing more recent villains and the hot serial numbers would have faded into fly-blown obscurity on out-of-date lists.

    The Elvis Latte

  • The windows were taped over with fly-blown posters of warriors in armor and women in fur bikinis, both wielding light sabers and watched over by bearded magicians.

    Gold of Kings

  • The original one is based on Atlantic City, a fly-blown, run-down seaside resort in which the criminal element holds sway.

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  • One August morning in 1861, a former riverboat pilot and recent Confederate Army deserter bound for the Nevada Territory in a stagecoach stopped at a fly-blown way station in Wyoming.

    A Desperado Rides Again

  • There were two coarse china ornaments of the commonest kind; and there was a square of embossed card, dirty and fly-blown, with a collection of wretched riddles printed on it, in all sorts of zig-zag directions, and in variously coloured inks.

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

  • I stood in the dusty and fly-blown museum before a display of mastodon bones.

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  • Save for a dish of rather fly-blown fruit, apples and bananas, there was no more to eat apparently.

    The Years

  • She stood at the table looking at the broken apple peel and the dish of fly-blown fruit.

    The Years


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