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  • She paused before resuming her story, drawing circles on the carpet with a henna-stained fingertip and motioning for her grandson to join her side.

    Salena Tramel: Uprooted Trees Will not Uproot West Bank Community

  • She found herself again sprawled on the sandy road, her manly hands, with their henna-stained fingernails, wrapped protectively around her head.


  • An old Indian woman with a face crosshatched by worry lines sat on one of the hard wooden chairs and twisted a lace hankie between henna-stained fingers.

    Let The Dead Lie

  • I laughed and then caught sight of my hands and thought, Yes, it is as though I am entirely henna-stained.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • The palms of the hands and nails were stained with henna, or brown-red, and her feet were naked, with the toe-nails and soles henna-stained.

    Travels in Morocco

  • Over the clothing of arms and ankles she blazed with golden chains and bracelets, had loaded the long lobes of her ears with more gold, and her henna-stained fingers with rings.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • Dama Ecciva asked lightly, but unconsciously opening and closing her slender henna-stained fingers, straining them into the soft palms with strenuous motions, while she waited for her companion's reply.

    The Royal Pawn of Venice A Romance of Cyprus

  • From morning until night, day after day, year after year, the muscles of her shoulders, her back, her hips, her legs, her abdomen are suppled and developed until they will respond to her wishes as readily as her slender, henna-stained fingers.

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down Sulu, Borneo, Celebes, Bali, Java, Sumatra, Straits Settlements, Malay States, Siam, Cambodia, Annam, Cochin-China

  • Fenzileh reclined upon a divan that was spread with silken Turkey carpets, and one of her gold-embroidered slippers had dropped from her henna-stained toes.

    The Sea-Hawk

  • The slave girl at her side was holding up a long veil of shimmering silver, drawing it through her henna-stained finger-tips, with low, gurgling cries of delight; then, stretching out her arms wide, she spread the veil easily to their fullest extent.

    A Book of Quaker Saints


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