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  • From being immersed in well-nigh solid media of cloud and hail shot with lightning, I find myself uncovered of the humid investiture and left bare to the mild gaze of the moon, which sparkles now on every wet grass-blade and frond of moss.

    A Changed Man

  • He walked down the trail with comparative carelessness, here and there crushing a grass-blade beneath his foot.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • He walked down the trail with comparative carelessness, here and there crushing a grass-blade beneath his foot.

    The Conquering Sword Of Conan

  • Here a drop poised on a grass-blade; there filled the cup of a wild flower, till the breeze stirred and the rain was spilt.

    The Years

  • Now a weird flash turned night into day and showed every little grass-blade, separate and distinct, that grew about their feet.

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • As a grass-blade, if badly grasped, cuts the arm, badly-practised asceticism leads to hell.

    The Dhammapada

  • ‘These are the men,’ Hurree whispered, as the ritual went on and the two whites followed the grass-blade sweeping from Hell to Heaven and back again.

    Kim

  • There was always dust in the air, and the sun blazed through in a thick beam, like pale honey, full of dancing motes, shining through each grass-blade with such intensity that against the dark walls they glowed like tiny spears of emerald.

    The Elvenbane

  • They moved slowly across the glade, and then one stiffened, grunted and pointed with his broad-bladed stabbing spear at a crushed grass-blade where the path entered the forest again.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • He walked down the trail with comparative carelessness, here and there crushing a grass-blade beneath his foot.

    The Conan Chronicles

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