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  • A remnant of her former fortune, it was of much-mended taffeta silk in a deep rose.

    red dust

  • Dad was in his uniform of khaki pants, a thin, much-mended khaki shirt with a Parker pen and a packet of Madisons his new brand in the pocket, a floppy khaki hat, and veldskoens.

    Rainbow’s End

  • Would this tall, beautifully dressed white man have thrown himself into the waves after the wife of the short Chinese man with the much-mended trousers?

    Locked Rooms

  • Duchess lay in her shroud, and Brummell, whose clothes had been the envy of kings, had now only one pair of much-mended trousers, which he hid as best he could under a tattered cloak.

    The Common Reader, Second Series

  • The good mother, who was all but overcome by his astonishing presence, wiped her hands furtively upon her much-mended apron, and, seeing that he waited for a reply, said:

    Jennie Gerhardt

  • She squatted at his feet, elbowing those on either side of her roughly, a thin and stringy creature of about thirty years, clad in much-mended but reasonably clean clothes—black skirt, red petticoat, red blouse, black jerkin and an oddly cheeky black hat which sat with its wide brim to one side and bore a goose feather dyed scarlet.

    Morgan’s Run

  • The coals in the tripod braziers had died down long since, and neither much-mended tent canvas nor layered carpets on the ground held in warmth any longer.

    The Path of Daggers

  • His body shook with silent sobs, and tears coursed down his cheeks, soaking his patched and much-mended shirt.


  • Elspeth and I are the only ones who are not threadbare and much-mended.

    Storm Breaking

  • He did not look at me, but dumped the frayed and much-mended broom into its slot on his trolley and ran a disgusting glove under his nose.

    A Monstrous Regiment of Women


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