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  • The two prune-faced men gazed past one another as the sea breeze sprayed their faces with saltwater, and then wordlessly parted ways and limped home to their huts.

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  • The two prune-faced men gazed past one another as the sea breeze sprayed their faces with saltwater, and then wordlessly parted ways and limped home to their huts.

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  • Gray beards and prune-faced women kept more—because they had less to start with.

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  • But even if it fails, there's no going all the way back to the days when prune-faced hacks from the Liberal Democratic Party, surpassingly corrupt, reigned like Boss Tweed.

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  • Then, after listening for a few beats, the prune-faced politician slams a tiny plastic fist on his desk in rage.

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  • Every Sunday he arrived in his wine-dark Buick, a tall, prune-faced, sad-seeming man with an incongruously vital head of wavy hair.

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  • When he returned to the Little Tower, an Aes Sedai who somehow managed to be prune-faced despite smooth ageless cheeks shifted her brown-fringed shawl and told him in no uncertain terms that the Amyrlin Seat was busy; perhaps she could see him in a day or two.

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  • There at the top of the stairs was this prune-faced woman with a dress on that had lace on it.

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  • There at the top of the stairs was this prune-faced woman with a dress on that had lace on it.

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  • It was a relief from the normal sober, serious, prune-faced air adopted by most registrars, which contrasts with the fact that they spend their Saturdays churning out ritual like so many sausages.

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