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  • She creeps on like Jane Eyre, in a long mud-coloured dress, with her hair looped back and downcast eyes.

    Hamlet; Passion; Beautiful Burnout; Wanderlust

  • The Silsila was the wide, lazy, ugly river with mud-coloured water, which flowed through the city not far from their home.

    'Luka and the Fire of Life'

  • The curtains, of mud-coloured or oxblood plush, were thick enough to exclude all external light.


  • I was alone on the road, but for two labourers huddled near a tea shop in mud-coloured shawls.

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • When I was tired of walking about I would stand still at my study window, and, looking across the wide courtyard, over the pond and the bare young birch-trees and the great fields covered with recently fallen, thawing snow, I saw on a low hill on the horizon a group of mud-coloured huts from which a black muddy road ran down in an irregular streak through the white field.

    The Wife

  • Behold, among acres of similar growth, a trivial collection of rough, short weeds of the sea — grey, green and mud-coloured.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Rebus looked around at the mud-coloured lorries, each one bearing the simple word DEMOLITION.

    Excerpt: Set In Darkness by Ian Rankin

  • There was a troublesome mud-coloured French station wagon parked in front of the garage, and they would work on that, trying to fix two doors that would not shut properly and to deal with an overheating engine.

    The Kalahari Typing School For Men

  • After they had finished their tea, they drove the mud-coloured French station wagon onto the new hydraulic ramp which Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni had recently had installed.

    The Kalahari Typing School For Men

  • Rebus looked around at the mud-coloured lorries, each one bearing the simple word demolition.

    Set in Darkness


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