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  • It was the white face-paint, black eyeliner and lipstick, and a high-peaked mohawk.

    Violinist Hahn-Bin mixes over-the-top visuals with music at Strathmore

  • He wears a loose-fitting cotton shirt, dungarees tucked into a pair of scruffy boots, and a high-peaked, dirty hat, its brim rolled up tightly at the sides.

    Excerpt: Crossers by Philip Caputo

  • The Colonial-style brick-front Beechtree homes are sizable, many featuring 3,000 to 4,500 square feet with high-peaked roofs, soaring ceilings, and spacious living rooms, rec rooms, kitchens and dining areas.

    Where We Live: Beechtree in Upper Marlboro, Md.

  • The golden hour had faded, but some of its warmth still glowed along westward walls and high-peaked roofs, while on fences and bare twigs the silver lace of frost glimmered before the dusk.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • The Colonial-style brick-front Beechtree homes are sizable, many featuring 3,000 to 4,500 square feet with high-peaked roofs, soaring ceilings, and spacious living rooms, rec rooms, kitchens and dining areas.

    Where We Live: Beechtree in Upper Marlboro, Md.

  • Alps, from the Lombard Plains, are the finest mountain panorama I ever saw, but not equal to this; for not only do five high-peaked giants, each nearly the height of Mont Blanc, lift their dazzling summits above the lower ranges, but the expanse of mountains is so vast, and the whole lie in a transparent medium of the richest blue, not haze — something peculiar to the region.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • Like the hero of "Casablanca" we are not a country impressed by generals in epaulets and high-peaked hats.

    There's A Little Rick In All Of Us

  • "The government just doesn't have the power to control the people anymore, so they use these methods," said a disapproving Bolot Ismailov, an unemployed man on the edge of the crowd wearing a traditional high-peaked felt Kyrgyz hat.

    ANOTHER PEOPLE'S REVOLT

  • They ride animals that look too proud to touch the earth, on high-peaked saddles, with pistols in the holsters, short stirrups, and long, cruel-looking Spanish spurs.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • From the Caucasus he came again to Moscow, in a Circassian dress, a dagger in his sash, a high-peaked cap on his head.

    A Desperate Character

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