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  • He was able to survive only after paying Sennacherib a vast fortune in gold, silver, jewels and ivory-inlaid furniture.

    Alan Elsner: Isaiah's message for us this weekend

  • Min watched him, rooting through the coats in the huge ivory-inlaid wardrobe.

    Robert Jordan, Wheel of Time 7: A Crown of Swords (1994)

  • Adorned by an unfinished Gardner portrait, an elaborately gilded Spanish desk and an ivory-inlaid Italian cabinet, the room now does at least triple duty: as Ms. Hawley's office, a conference room and a reception area.

    'Elitism for All'

  • On a little ivory-inlaid ebony table about ten feet away lay a knife, that was almost the exact duplicate of the one inside his shirt.

    In The Time Of Light

  • Min watched him, rooting through the coats in the huge ivory-inlaid wardrobe.

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • Adorned by an unfinished Gardner portrait, an elaborately gilded Spanish desk and an ivory-inlaid Italian cabinet, the room now does at least triple duty: as Ms. Hawley's office, a conference room and a reception area.

    'Elitism for All'

  • Adorned by an unfinished Gardner portrait, an elaborately gilded Spanish desk and an ivory-inlaid Italian cabinet, the room now does at least triple duty: as Ms. Hawley's office, a conference room and a reception area.

    'Elitism for All'

  • Shez gestured to a twenty-five-inch flat-screen monitor on an ivory-inlaid table of exquisite Egyptian workmanship.

    Silver Zombie

  • Over his ivory-inlaid table, Ahab presided like a mute, maned sea-lion on the white coral beach, surrounded by his war-like but still deferential cubs.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Dr. Fu Ch'ing's private quarters were -- well, it was as if the room where we talked reached impossibly vast, with lacquered pillars, gilt carvings, ivory-inlaid ebony furniture, silken hangings, scrolls of beautiful art inscribed with poems, and yet was a secret niche for gods and sorcerers to whisper in.

    Operation Luna

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