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  • Her skin is tea-colored, parchmentlike, mostly hairless now.

    The Nondescript

  • The result may be white, parchmentlike skin patches that itch or hurt.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • His pale eyes stood out in a bony, almost skeletal head over which the skin was stretched taut and parchmentlike.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • The skeleton could be seen clearly through the parchmentlike skin: the round disks of the neck and spine, the large bones of the massive rib cage, the thick and heavy bones of the gigantic legs, the more delicate bones of the wings and tail and feet.

    Dragons Of A Vanished Moon

  • Isork, pudgy-faced and muscular, glanced up from the flat table desk on which rested a stack of parchmentlike papers, an inkwell, and a quill holder, and a single volume.

    Colors of Chaos

  • A stack of parchmentlike papers, an inkwell and a quill holder, and a single volume were all that rested on the battered and oiled surface of the desk.

    Colors of Chaos

  • Mrs. Johnston shook her head, her eyes wide, her parchmentlike cheeks flushed.

    Texas Lawman

  • Feeling the perspiration on his forehead, he quickly blotted his brow before the dampness beaded up and fell on the parchmentlike white paper.

    The Chaos Balance

  • Mayell's once satin? taut skin was dull and parchmentlike, her eyes bulging in sunken sockets.

    The Metrognome and Other Stories

  • Mayell's once satin-taut skin was dull and parchmentlike, her eyes bulging in sunken sockets.

    The Metrognome and other Stories

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