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  • Mottled plum-coloured skies and speckled yellow dawns are built up using thin washes of paint.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • All signed in, I'm shown upstairs to my room, a generous if slightly bland, plum-coloured affair with cathedral view.

    Hotel review | George Bell House, Chichester

  • "Uchida" is the best of the pink varieties, reflexing its flowers to reveal a rose bar on a cream base and studded with plum-coloured tags in the flesh.

    Summer podding

  • Careful cleaning, and a radar survey has revealed that although the pavement bears the scars of centuries of repairs and patching, crude and careful, most of it is original, the rich green and plum-coloured porphyry - almost certainly from chopped up ancient Roman sculptures and architectural fragments - still bedded in the limestone mortar laid by the medieval craftsmen.

    13th century mosiac in Westminster Abbey

  • She shouldn't have worn the pointed plum-coloured shoes.

    Excerpt: At Risk by Stella Rimington

  • Lingering images include Larsson, resplendent in a wonderful dress of dusky pink and plum-coloured silk, apparently transfixed by Gergiev's feet as they left the podium for the air in the last movement; the lengthy ovation, which didn't want to end; and my companion for the evening remarking, on the way out, 'we have a DVD of Lenny doing this which is really incredible...'

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • Lingering images include Larsson, resplendent in a wonderful dress of dusky pink and plum-coloured silk, apparently transfixed by Gergiev's feet as they left the podium for the air in the last movement; the lengthy ovation, which didn't want to end; and my companion for the evening remarking, on the way out, 'we have a DVD of Lenny doing this which is really incredible...'

    Queuing for returns at the Barbican

  • That would explain that weird plum-coloured Nehru suit he once wore.

    EXCLUSIVE: Labour Breach Electoral Law in Ealing Southall

  • The next day found mistress and maid settled in lodgings in an old plum-coloured brick street, which a hundred years ago could boast of rank and fashion among its residents, though now the broad fan-light over each broad door admitted the sun to the halls of a lodging-house keeper only.

    Two on a Tower

  • He took it downstairs and stood it on an easel in her bedroom — a young man in full plum-coloured skirts and lace ruffles, playing a tambourine to a young lady in blue, with a bare bosom, behind a pet lamb.

    Swan Song

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