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  • He wears a long, white cotton thobe, bleached and pressed to a dazzling crispness, and a red-checked ghutra headdress held in place by the black agal headband, the wool cord once used by the Bedouins to hobble their camels.

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  • Gone are the kitsch cut-out hearts in Tyrolean three-legged chairs and the red-checked curtains: Chalet chic today is about mixing the rough with the smooth and creating a modern space that is not only comfortable but also unfussy, eco-friendly and, above all, tactile.

    Taking Chalet Chic to the City

  • Next to them he places several jars, each capped with red-checked fabric and tied with raffia.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • In a day-after critique of the various candidates' Fourth of July attire, Esquire gave Mr. Huntsman high praise for his "perfectly cut," all-American red-checked shirt.

    The Making of Brand Huntsman

  • What Miep Gies did when she first found the red-checked book that was Anne Frank's diary.

    Brad Meltzer: 'Heroes For My Son': The Day I Broke My Son's Heart (PHOTOS)

  • Bradley asked, flapping open a red-checked tablecloth and laying it down on the roof.

    The Opposite of Me

  • Below me, in the audience, there was a rustling, then a murmur, and then a delegation of white-robed men in red-checked head coverings walked out.

    Spoken from the Heart

  • The Bella Luna was a family restaurant with wood floors, round tables with red-checked tablecloths, and candles stuck in Chianti bottles next to the bread baskets.


  • Lamu town is a UNESCO world heritage site known for its preserved sense of ancient Swahili culture: the thin stone streets, the donkeys (no cars allowed), the carved wooden doors, the children in their red-checked school uniforms, and the women in black bui-bui, walking alone, with a graceful stroll, the veil up to their eyes.

    Karin Luisa: Paradise in Lamu, Kenya

  • He throws a half-drunk coffee toward the sink, splashing coffee all over the red-checked wallpaper.

    Richard Farrell: Fighting My Own Drug War: An Excerpt From What's Left of Us


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