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  • That same ability to sustain the smallest thread of pianissimo cast a chilling spell when, in "Die liebe Farbe", he shrouded his voice to sing of death while the superb Helmut Deutsch kept the millwheel turning in his beautifully sensitive, many-coloured accompaniment.

    Nigel Kennedy/ Orchestra of Life; Sir Charles Mackerras Memorial Concert; Jonas Kaufmann

  • Our cosy cabins had a fairy-like appearance in the subdued light of the many-coloured lamps, and we were all in the Christmas humour at once.

    The South Pole~ From Madeira to the Barrier

  • The carriage was almost hidden by banks of white flowers - camellias, roses, and gardenias - and a brightly jewelled crown of many-coloured flowers adorned the roof.

    Pilgrimage with La Virgen de Zapopan from "A House in the Sun" by Dane Chandos

  • You loved the many-coloured roller, but still you struck and broke his wing.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Or was it that, being as weak of sight as he was shy of mind, he drew less pleasure from the reflection of the glowing sensible world through the prism of a language many-coloured and richly storied than from the contemplation of an inner world of individual emotions mirrored perfectly in a lucid supple periodic prose?

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • In the heart of the hall was a great jetting-fountain of alabaster, surmounted by a canopy of brocade, and in each pavilion was a sitting-place and each place had its richly-wrought fountain and tank paved with marble and streams flowing in channels along the floor and meeting in a great and grand cistern of many-coloured marbles.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The old man brought him into one of the parlours, which was variegated with many-coloured marbles, the ceiling thereof being decorated with ultramarine and glowing gold; and the floor bespread with silken carpets.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Beholding this I marvelled with great marvel and thought the case mighty wondrous; then entering the citadel in a flutter of fear and dazed with surprise and affright, I found it long and wide, about equalling Al – Medinah167 in point of size; and therein were lofty palaces laid out in pavilions all built of gold and silver and inlaid with many-coloured jewels and jacinths and chrysolites and pearls.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • With sounds our love dances on many-coloured rainbows.

    'On Eloquence'

  • Again across Broadway, and so — passing from the many-coloured crowd and glittering shops — into another long main street, the Bowery.

    American Notes for General Circulation

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