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  • "Yes, a week at most," says he, and pointed out how he had sited his left and right attacks opposite the strongest points in the rebel defences, which our gunners were pounding with red-hot shot, keeping the pandy fire-parties busy quelling the flames which you could see here and there behind the walls, flickering crazily through the heat-haze.

    Fiancée

  • Then theres a honking sound and I think, Its a car, and I turn and a blue dot on the wobbling heat-haze of the horizon resolves itself into a rusty truck.

    Black Butterfly

  • And then the explosion, reduced to a shudder by Larkin: "At noon, there came a tremor; cows/Stopped chewing for a second; sun,/Scarfed as in a heat-haze, dimmed."

    The Poet's Alchemy

  • The walls of Kharpurt rose out of the heat-haze like a castle in a troubadour's lay.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • Haj sallied out with the valour of ignorance against us, but the heat-haze blinded them, and we drove them off with loss.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • By the time they reached the top the sun was clear of the horizon, but had not yet dissipated the cool of the night and the dust and heat-haze had not built up.

    Warlock

  • It dwindled in size in the distance and at last disappeared into the blue-grey heat-haze that shrouded the horizon.

    Warlock

  • Trok halted the column and strained his eyes in the strange yellow light and the shimmering heat-haze.

    Warlock

  • An infinity of jagged and bitter hills stretched away to a horizon blue with heat-haze and distance.

    Warlock

  • Instinctively they both looked back into the wilderness whence the enemy must come, but the heat-haze was grey and turbid and there was little to be seen across that grisly plain.

    Warlock

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