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  • They hadn't the red-brown clay coloring of Kartu people, or the dusty brown complexion of the Mariha and desert people, or the mulch-brown features of many of the Sirniakan people, nor the richly brown-black skin of Priya, who came from far to the south past desert and heaven-high mountains both, close to the sun.

    Spirit Gate

  • In the progress of these proceedings, urged on as they were by the heaven-high enthusiasm of the

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • The burghers thought that, once behind those heaven-high mountains, with all the passes in their possession, with abundant war supplies, and all the necessaries of life, they would resist successfully every attack.

    In the Shadow of Death

  • Adverse, each from the other heaven-high, hell-deep removed, —

    Abt Vogler

  • Or, if he be a man of the highest genius in literature, like Tolstoi, whose native kindliness holds him back from the extremes of nihilism, he may rear a fabric heaven-high, in which truths, errors, and paradoxes are piled up together until we have a new Tower of Babel.

    [Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White

  • When they again awoke, uproar surrounded them, voices, a heaven-high shouting of quenched fires and screaming steams; moreover, the bell was leaning steeply, they two huddled together at its edge.

    The Lord of the Sea

  • Leagues, Nationalization Leagues, many Leagues, were organizing furiously, stretching the right arm of oratory; deputations, petitions in wagons, demonstrations _en bloc_, party cannonades, racket heaven-high.

    The Lord of the Sea

  • By the art of Pallas, they framed a heaven-high horse, within which were concealed picked men for our destruction.

    National Epics

  • Kit compared it unconsciously to the to and fro of the emotions in his heart, now surging him heaven-high, now leaving him stranded.

    The Gentleman A Romance of the Sea

  • Then Dapplegrim and the strange horse began to fight till the stones flew heaven-high.

    Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know

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