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  • From time to time, as he spoke, we glimpsed the murky scraggle of his teeth.

    Excerpt: The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich

  • There, I had waitedwith a scraggle-bearded Frenchman in a claptrap ten-by-ten lobby.

    The Last Afghan: Dark Dog of Death

  • He saw the wheelchair beggars with their scraggle beards, they raced each other to a stopped car, bodied forth, hands screwing and cranking.

    Underworld

  • He saw the wheelchair beggars with their scraggle beards, they raced each other to a stopped car, bodied forth, hands screwing and cranking.

    Underworld

  • He saw the wheelchair beggars with their scraggle beards, they raced each other to a stopped car, bodied forth, hands screwing and cranking.

    Underworld

  • I estimated he was somewhere in his mid - to late 50s, though he looked older; faded and weathered as to life itself — a scraggle of thinning grey hair, wrinkled face deep as furrows, and a mouth that had long been bereft of serviceable teeth.

    A conversation with a ghost.

  • Some of his neck hairs scraggle up around the vee of the shirt.

    The Mother Garden

  • Some of his neck hairs scraggle up around the vee of the shirt.

    The Mother Garden

  • They had reached Blue Valley Road, which was nothing more than a couple of dirt ruts separated by a scraggle of weeds.

    The Year's Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection

  • Then he stepped back and peered up at the ospreys, whose heads were barely visible over the scraggle of the nest.

    Hoot

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