smoke-begrimed love


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  • He gazed at it as if it had been some smoke-begrimed

    The Magic Skin

  • Pausing before some work of Teniers, he took for his own the helmet of the soldier or the poverty of the artisan; he wished to wear a smoke-begrimed cap with these

    The Magic Skin

  • Their lodging consisted of two nasty little rooms, with smoke-begrimed walls on which the filthy wall-paper literally hung in tatters.

    The Possessed

  • Iwanich opened the door, and found himself in a smoke-begrimed kitchen, in the presence of a hideous old woman who was warming her skinny hands at a fire.

    The Yellow Fairy Book

  • The dirty green, smoke-begrimed, dusty walls of his little room, with the mahogany chest of drawers and chairs, the table painted red, the sofa covered with American leather of a reddish colour with little green flowers on it, and the clothes taken off in haste overnight and flung in a crumpled heap on the sofa, looked at him familiarly.

    The Double

  • In the depths of this yard stood a low, iron-roofed, smoke-begrimed building.

    Creatures That Once Were Men, and other stories

  • A New Emperor and an Emperor Renewed STRANGE CLOUDS FILLED the sky and the sun hung heavy and huge and red behind them and the ocean was black as the golden galleys swept homeward before their battered flagship The Son of the Pyaray which moved slowly with dead slaves at her oars and her tattered sails limp at their masts and smoke-begrimed men on her decks and a new emperor upon her war-wrecked bridge.

    Elric of Melnibone

  • Dirty, dusty, choking and smoke-begrimed, the cowboys fought the oncoming fire.

    Cowboy Dave

  • A few smoke-begrimed pictures were hanging on the walls, and a calendar of the year 1881 still glared forth in all its ancient uselessness, leading one back into a past decade.

    Skookum Chuck Fables Bits of History, Through the Microscope

  • The way back is even harder, and they are tired and loaded; yet these people are such lovers of cleanliness that on their arrival at their poor huts, before tasting food, they will use some of the water that has cost them so much, to bathe their smoke-begrimed skin.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 508, September 26, 1885


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