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  • Hiding behind a rough-barked tree, leaning into its trunk for support, she took in the scene below, lit harshly by a battery of arc lamps set up on the opposite edge of the hollow.

    The Priest

  • He leaned his forearms against a rough-barked pine and let his head drop onto them, exhausted.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • According to the notes I took, they were on both smooth- and rough-barked trees.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Nolo told her they were definitely out there, watching from behind mossy boulders and rough-barked trees; but Avender insisted it was just her imagination every time she thought she saw something moving in the woods.

    Reiffeins Choice

  • He retreated behind a rough-barked trunk, stealthily lowering into a crouch.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • He saw nothing but forest, trees running upslope, mighty oaks, broad of girth and rough-barked.

    Dalamar the Dark

  • Heading toward the largest tree, Taylor picked a shady spot just on the right of the rough-barked trunk to park.

    The Man From High Mountain

  • Judaia leaned against a thick, rough-barked oak, nodding encouragement for him to continue.

    And Other Tales Of Valdemar

  • It was cozy in the cabin, with the fire flickering gold and red on the rough-barked walls, and the air filled with the warm, lingering scents of squirrel stew and pumpkin bread, spiced with the bitter tang of willow tea.

    Drums of Autumn

  • “The whole ravine,” Bourke noted, “was romantically beautiful: shading the rippling water were smooth, white-trunked, long, and slender sycamores, dark gnarly ash, rough-barked cottonwoods, pliant willows.”

    Once They Moved Like the Wind


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