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  • Bare wires emerge from holes at odd places in the walls, tumbling out in their many-colored bundles with the occasional glint of copper.

    Between Expectations

  • We're proud of our country's many-colored population, our very special Melting Pot; and each year at this time, I am reminded that my Lebanese ancestors were among the first to "melt."

    Marlo Thomas: Red, White and Blue... and Many Other Colors

  • Beneath, so deep that eyes could not guess how deep, yawned the stained gorge of the underworld, many-colored, smooth and wet.

    In The Time Of Light

  • He came back and quenched the other lanterns, so that the room was in darkness, the only light coming from the lamp beside the book and the gentle radiance of the city's many-colored lanterns spilling in through the window.

    Tran Siberian

  • We followed along behind the celebrants, additional crowds gathering behind us, as Mary and Joseph walked on the cobblestone streets to the first "inn" - a modest Mexican casita, decorated for the occasion with many-colored lights and a bedsheet as backdrop to a Nativity scene.

    Las Posadas, 2001

  • In our artists we look for the many-colored voice, the multiple sensibility.

    Speaking in Tongues

  • Not just the crowd but all things -- trees, stones, his own limbs -- seem to swarm about him, dissolving into swirling, many-colored dust.

    Evan Eisenberg: Mary Christ (Part 5)

  • The princess is decked in her chamber with gold-woven robes; in many-colored robes she is led to the king, with her virgin companions, her escort, in her train.

    Archive 2008-09-28

  • And so no matter how good a job one did, technically, with the sewing, maybe the real fear is that--for instance--people with bright red hair, very pale skin, and big blue eyes already have so much contrast going on, that they just don't look as good in many-colored prints as they do in a tweedy olive/mole solid?

    Fear of the Fear of Failure - A Dress A Day

  • (Soundbite of song, "Nobody Knows My Name") Ms. JONES: (Singing) For a thousand years I lay upon Lake Victoria, I was winged and many-colored and nobody knew my name.

    Rickie Lee Jones' Divine Departure

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