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  • She opened up her coat like a watch thief, revealing two pictures attached with safety pins: a woman with a rose between her teeth, and a man with a pencil-thin mustache.

    The Memory Palace

  • Instead of heading out the doorway, she stands in its frame, crossing those fragile, pencil-thin arms again.

    The Kitchen Daughter

  • Everything else about the lamp is reduced to the minimum, from its pencil-thin (though slightly twitchy) neck and relatively small weighted base to the fact that it has no moving parts (except for the dimmer knob).

    LED Gaga

  • Getty Images Vincent Van Gogh's "Vue de l'Asile de la Chapelle de Saint-Remy" Her Edgar Degas "Autoportrait," a pensive depiction of the young Impressionist sporting a pencil-thin mustache and a pink cravat, sold for £713,250.

    Elizabeth Taylor Pieces Outdo Estimates

  • This face had bulging eyes and thick, wet snail lips just below a pencil-thin mustache.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • Flawless skin and a pencil-thin mustache and goatee complemented his uncommonly handsome face.

    Who Said It Would Be Easy

  • Presently, the doctor came in, a squat, balding man with a pencil-thin mustache.

    Second Chance

  • Dr. Pathy had a pencil-thin mustache, and Butz watched it twitch in doubt.

    Dr. Norm O. Pathy, M.D.

  • So Gorgeous George doesn't need a pencil-thin mustache or a pair of tap shoes to remain one of Hollywood's most recognizable and bankable movie stars.

    Michael Bialas: Denver Film Festival Preview, Part 1: Turn on the Leading Manpower

  • His voice was bitter, his mouth a pencil-thin line.

    Brush of Darkness

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