parchment-like love

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  • When the server handed me my crepe, heated and wrapped in white parchment-like paper, she gave me a half round of bread, on the house, with a smile.

    Five Stops on Line 2, Ch 1: Qalb elouz

  • Her shrivelled forearm, exposed by the loose sleeve, possessed no more of muscle than several taut bowstrings stretched across meagre bone under yellow, parchment-like skin.

    THE TEARS OF AH KIM

  • The mouth, shapeless and toothless, with down-turned corners and lips dry and parchment-like, nevertheless lacked the muscular slackness so usual with age.

    SAMUEL

  • He was merely the structure of a man, the bones of a man, still cohering, stripped practically of all flesh and covered with a parchment-like skin.

    Chapter 20

  • When the server handed me my crepe, heated and wrapped in white parchment-like paper, she gave me a half round of bread, on the house, with a smile.

    Five Stops on Line 2, Ch 1: Qalb elouz

  • Years after liberation, Gerard is still held captive by the image of Ilse Koch, with her “iron gray eyes” fixed on the naked torso of her human prey, her gaze “already cutting out that white, sickly skin along the dotted lines of the tattoo which had caught her attention… picturing those bluish lines, flowers or sailing ships, or snakes… on parchment-like skin.”

    The Lampshade

  • Mr. Ford's use of parchment-like paper for a painting surface, and his calligraphic use of animal names, which run delicately across the bottom of each work, gives his paintings a prematurely aged quality that echoes the primordial emotions he conveys.

    'The Gambler' Triumphs in London

  • Five were nothing more than skeletal remains with a few rotted, parchment-like remnants of clothing still clinging to the bones.

    Vermilion Drift

  • The pencas, or inner leaves of the maguey, have traditionally been used to wrap the mixiotes, but it is now illegal to strip the plants of their inner leaves, and cooks use a parchment-like paper called papel para mixiotes.

    The Cuisine of Hidalgo: Spanning Climates and Cultures

  • The pencas, or inner leaves of the maguey, have traditionally been used to wrap the mixiotes, but it is now illegal to strip the plants of their inner leaves, and cooks use a parchment-like paper called papel para mixiotes.

    The Cuisine of Hidalgo: Spanning Climates and Cultures

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