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  • Overnight buses in Peru are dual level, and have options of cama and half cama full or half-reclining chairs.

    Leora Novick: Riding The Night Bus To Cusco

  • Our friend Marijus, who had already braved one of these night buses, had advised us to book the cheaper half-reclining seats on the upper level.

    Leora Novick: Riding The Night Bus To Cusco

  • She took it, weighed it in her hand, still half-reclining in her swing, and asked sharply: "Why do you stare at me so?"


  • I was half-reclining in a big armchair and Conrad was pouring water on me.

    People of the Dark

  • Antipas crossed over to the couch and threw himself upon it in a half-reclining attitude, while Phanuel remained standing before him.


  • Joam Garral, who had just come in, was half-reclining on a couch of plaited bamboos, when Yaquita, a little anxious, came and seated herself beside him.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • Whatever my expectation was, it was not disappointed, for there, on our favourite seat, the silver light of the moon struck a half-reclining figure, snowy white.


  • Madame Hohlakov had been slightly ailing for the last three weeks: her foot had for some reason swollen up, and though she was not in bed, she lay all day half-reclining on the couch in her boudoir, in a fascinating but decorous deshabille.

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • There was undoubtedly something, long and black, bending over the half-reclining white figure.


  • He pictured himself in an adobe house in Mexico, half-reclining on a rug-covered couch, his slender, artistic fingers closed on a cigarette while he listened to guitars strumming melancholy undertones to an age-old dirge of

    This Side of Paradise


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