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  • Ancient and withered, blackened by many years of the smoke of the devil-devil house, nevertheless the shrunken, mummy-like face was unmistakably Chinese.

    Chapter 25

  • They fall to the ground with their wings bound, mummy-like, in sheets of sticky silk, unable to fly or feed.

    Birdology

  • She is gray-haired, with a broad, wrinkled forehead, eyes clear as a girl's and well-spaced, mummy-like lips and a toothless mouth.

    “Samuel! There was a rolling wonder in the sound. Ay, there was!”

  • He was less mummy-like, which really made a difference.

    Nothing Like You

  • One connection I did make from this story was the suggestion that Skull-Face was resurrected mummy-like, just like the villain in H. P. Lovecraft's "Out of the Aeons" Skull-Face's actual name is Kathulos-- very suggestive.

    "Skull-Face" by Robert E. Howard

  • You mean that shambling, mummy-like alien accompanied by the videographer's labored breathing isn't smoking-gun proof of extraterrestrial visitation?

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Nearly everyone was under-nourished, and some clearly diseased; two men were wearing trusses, and as for the old mummy-like creature of seventy-five, one wondered how he could possibly make his daily march.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • But now the lodgers began to look at each other, and then all eyes were turned at once on Mlle. Michonneau, a thin, shriveled, dead-alive, mummy-like figure, crouching by the stove; her eyes were downcast, as if she feared that the green eye-shade could not shut out the expression of those faces from her.

    Father Goriot

  • Thugra Khotan's skull-like countenance split in a mummy-like grin.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • Momma Pitt wore a tight fitting dress of a gauzy cloth that wound around her mummy-like body.

    A Corpse is a Corpse

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