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  • Tibetan fauna: the bears and mountain foxes, the chanku (wolves), and sazik (the beautiful snow leopard), and thesik (lynx) which struck terror into the hearts of the normal farmer - or the gentle-faced giant panda (thorn tra), whi. ch is native to the border area between Tibet and China.

    The Natural World

  • And all this is not to mention the crowning glory of Tibetan fauna: the bears and mountain foxes, the chanku (wolves), and sazik (the beautiful snow leopard), and thesik (lynx) which struck terror into the hearts of the normal farmer - or the gentle-faced giant panda (thorn tra), whi. ch is native to the border area between Tibet and China.

    The Natural World

  • A closer look reveals them to be gentle-faced common seals; one is so dark as to be almost black, some are steely dappled grey, the others various shades of velvety brown, but all are so relaxed they appear boneless, moulded to the contours of the rocks.

    Country diary: South Uist

  • As Ms. Barnett was speaking, Dr. Frank Cherveneck, the gentle-faced doctor who looks more like a pizza dough maker than a OB/GYN to Manhattan's prominent housewives, had raced behind her to greet Judith Giuliani, who had just walked in wearing a belted, pink suit.

    Men Giving Birth? Posh Women Without Pumps? Society Gals Ponder the Medically Impossible at Hospital Benefit

  • The usher at Our School, who was considered to know everything as opposed to the Chief, who was considered to know nothing, was a bony, gentle-faced, clerical-looking young man in rusty black.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • A gentle-faced girl-except that her skin was quite green and her hair looked very much like trailing willow withies-came down the corridor to meet them, asking anxiously whether either were hurt or ill.

    Ill Met By Moonlight

  • For all of these verily seemed to be in league to play him the game which school-boys play with a gentle-faced new-comer — the game of “send the fool further.”

    Mary Anerley

  • Today, one of these uniforms had appeared, along with a gentle-faced Herald he didn't know, and Herald Talamir.

    Exile's Honor

  • He was a gentle-faced man in his early forties, with brown hair sloppily palmed to one side, a slightly hooked nose, and powder blue eyes pouched with experience.

    Bloodthirst

  • She agreed with the gentle-faced Pakistani who ran it that she did indeed look tired, and should have an early night, but on the way back she made another small diversion to go and lean against the railings of the park, gaze into its darkness for a few minutes, and breathe in some of its cold, heavy night air.

    The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

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