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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of grime.


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  • This I devoured, standing, grimed with coal-dust, my knees trembling under me.

    Chapter 20

  • He stood up, and from the dim rafters, grimed with the smoking of countless heads, where day was no more than a gloom, took down a matting-wrapped parcel and began to open it.


  • She was repelled by those lacerated hands, grimed by toil so that the very dirt of life was ingrained in the flesh itself, by that red chafe of the collar and those bulging muscles.

    Chapter 2

  • We creep the hill, flat on our bellies through yellowed grass and stone, black dirt grimed on our bright faces like powdered war paint.

    Along the Battlement

  • While I'm not sure that science fiction needs mainstream approval, I can't help thinking that our sales would improve if we weren't grimed with flat-out disdain.

    MIND MELD: What You Should Know About Speculative Fiction and Mainstream Acceptance (Part 1)

  • On either side were workingmen's houses, of weathered wood, the ancient paint grimed with the dust of years, conspicuous only for cheapness and ugliness.


  • They were intended for wash-faded blue jeans and dusty elbows and knees and hands grimed with rosin from the bat.

    The Convict and Other Stories

  • But what holds his attention is a man in a dust-grimed tuxedo hurling knives at a woman strapped to a huge spinning wheel. . .

    Black Dust Mambo

  • The room was a library, obviously rarely used; though volumes lined the walls, they were grimed with dust, as were the velvet curtains that hung across the windows.

    Clockwork Angel

  • Colored shadows from the square-tiled disco floor flash against finger-grimed black walls.

    PodCastle » 2010 » April


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