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  • At the first hint of dawn he was under way, easily following the half-obliterated trail and packing the recent snow with his webbed shoes so that the dogs should not wallow.


  • Eighteen of twenty-two major cities were half-obliterated by bombs, and most villages were reduced to mounds of ashes.

    Between War and Peace

  • He turned off the main road into the perilous, half-obliterated highway that led to the long-abandoned mine.

    Dear Carl

  • Then she scanned again by the light of the candle the half-obliterated pencillings on the wall-paper beside her head.

    Wessex Tales

  • The Quakers are no friends to tombstones, and the only visible evidence that this was a place of burial was a single flag-stone, with a half-obliterated inscription, which with some difficulty I deciphered, and was as follows: -

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • It is remarkable, that he too, as appeared from many half-obliterated pages of the manuscript, never disclosed to mortal the particulars of their conversation in the madhouse; and the slightest allusion to it threw him into fits of rage and gloom equally singular and alarming.

    Melmoth the Wanderer

  • Yet as she thumbed over the pages the eyes of many men seemed to look out at her from their half-obliterated names.

    The Beautiful and Damned

  • The half-obliterated inscription on the pedestal beneath determines the date of this work of art, for it bears witness to the widespread enthusiasm felt for Voltaire on his return to Paris in 1777:

    Father Goriot

  • He remembered all about the incident of the boxes, and from a wonderful dog-eared notebook, which he produced from some mysterious receptacle about the seat of his trousers, and which had hieroglyphical entries in thick, half-obliterated pencil, he gave me the destinations of the boxes.


  • Mississippi Valley, the great chain of French military occupation can still be faintly traced, like the half-obliterated lines of a redoubt which the plough and the country road have passed over.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 30, April, 1860


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