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  • The best results have been obtained by bathing the cows in warm, soft-hued lights that calm them down.

    German night milk may aid insomniacs

  • The scent is a winsome vignette from the days past, a pochoir print in soft-hued yellows, greens and creamy whites found in an old magazine...

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Her thighs, fuller and soft-hued as ivory, were bared almost to the hips, where the white fringes of her drawers were like feathering of soft white down.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • The enclosure in front, half court, half garden; the panelled hall, with the gallery opening into the bed-chambers running round; the barbarous peach-coloured drawing-room; the bright look-out through the garden-door upon the grassy lawns and terraces behind, where the soft-hued pigeons still love to coo and strut in the sun, — are described in “Shirley.”

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

  • In this squalid parlour, where she was the only soft-hued thing in the room, he thought her more beautiful than ever.

    Bluebell A Novel

  • Twine the three, young poet! into one soft-hued and "odorous chaplet," ready and meet for binding the smooth clear forehead of a Swiss Maud!

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 56, No. 345, July, 1844

  • The gulls have the same sad story to tell that belongs to all beautiful, soft-hued birds.

    Friends and Helpers

  • This proved to be quite a change; for whatever it might be said to look like in her hands, it became a hat the moment she put it on; it had an appearance and an air; and now the dark surface lent itself all to contrast with her light, soft-hued hair and clear, delicate skin.

    The Wrong Woman

  • Around and above us flitted soft-hued pigeons in narrowing circles, alighting on the pavement in flocks to be fed by the visitors and children, not unfrequently perching on the hands of those who scattered food among them; and then flying off once more to "nestle among the marble foliage of St Mark's, mingling the soft iridescence of their living plumes with the tints, hardly less lovely, that have stood unchanged for seven hundred years."

    Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo Comprising a Tour Through North and South Italy and Sicily with a Short Account of Malta

  • At any rate, there I was at eight o'clock of a Wednesday evening in a restaurant full of the usual lights and buzz and glitter, among women in soft-hued gowns, and men in their hideous substitute for the same.

    The Firefly of France

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