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  • Next she came to Hephaestus, and quickly made him cease from the clang of his iron hammers; and the smoke-grimed bellows were stayed from their blast.

    The Argonautica

  • The wide hut, the roof of which rested on two smoke-grimed pillars, was full of people.

    A Hero of Our Time

  • He gestured toward the smoke-grimed panel in front of him.

    The Kobayashi Maru

  • If she was never to see again, the last thing she saw should not be the high smoke-grimed ceiling of the kitchen in this ruined villa.

    Exodus From The Long Sun

  • She looked quickly through the small smoke-grimed window, her lips parting as if to say something.


  • Many of these were so old and smoke-grimed that I could not discern their subjects, and there were others whose meaning I could not guess - a dancer whose wings seemed leeches, a silent-looking woman who gripped a double-bladed dagger and sat beneath a mortuary mask.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • Watching the dreary, smoke-grimed backs of London's houses as they blotted out the countryside, she reflected on the strange coincidence that Dr So ames should be Constantijn's godfather -- but then it had been coincidence that he should have a practice in Alkmaar.

    Tulips For Augusta

  • Hundreds of bunches of dried herbs and mushrooms, vegetables, entrails, sausages, hung on the smoke-grimed walls.


  • Then gradually the ceiling drifted into shape, and became the sickly green cardboard, smoke-grimed and darker now at the ending of the winter.

    The Dollmaker

  • The band of light gave no brightness to the smoke-grimed building paper, faded into a dull red, but lay pale and sad, sadder than any sunlight she could remember.

    The Dollmaker


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