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  • A customer chooses oil-paper umbrellas in China, a bride smiles during a mass wedding in India, Aung San Suu Kyi's party announces it will run for the upcoming by-election in Myanmar and more.

    Asia in Pictures

  • ChinaFotoPress/Zumapress.com A customer looked at oil-paper umbrellas in Xi'an, China's Shaanxi province, on Thursday.

    Asia in Pictures

  • She watched him for a minute, then got up slowly, came over and put her finger on an oil-paper packet.

    Pawns and Symbols

  • She led me out into the darkened corridor again, up stairs and down, across a creaking bridge over a malodorous little court where a black pig grunted in a pen, through a narrow door and along more corridors, lightened by dim oil-paper windows, beneath one of which a dark-skinned man lay snoring.

    The Gates of Noon

  • She pushed a package wrapped in oil-paper into his hands.

    Sharpe's Honour

  • Looking right, the farthest he could see was across Madison Avenue to a sign that said THE HAPPY HOUR. Directly across from the hotel was a store that sold oil-paper umbrellas from China.

    Gorky Park

  • The mouldering fringes of some rugs protruded from a bundle wrapped in oil-paper.

    Jacqueline of Golden River

  • His place was in a recess of the counting-room on the first floor, and as he covered the bottles with the oil-paper tops and tied them on with string he could look from time to time through a window at the slow coal barges swinging down the river.

    Historic Boyhoods

  • The little fellow who worked all day long in the tumble-down old house by the river Thames pasting oil-paper covers on boxes of blacking fell ill one afternoon.

    Historic Boyhoods

  • He had lost his hat somewhere, with the bunch of matches in the band, but the matches against his chest were safe and dry inside the tobacco pouch and oil-paper.

    Love of Life

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