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  • They were of many breeds, but their common life had formed of them a certain type, -- a lean and wiry type, with trail-hardened muscles, and sun-browned faces, and untroubled souls which gazed frankly forth, clear-eyed and steady.

    An Odyssey of the North

  • These same characteristics were stamped on his sun-browned features, except that his hard-bitten looks were made handsome by the lazy glint in his blue eyes and the grooves carved near the corners of his mouth that always seemed to suggest a lurking smile.

    Western Man

  • Shirtless and sun-browned and slick-skinned, he looked like an ad for cologne.


  • Gone were the college kids, the backpackers, the sun-browned women with their dresses and straw hats.


  • His white T-shirt contrasted with his sun-browned skin, and she envisioned him on a surfboard.


  • Carolyn was wearing blue sweatpants and a sports bra and was hitting the balls two-handed, her platinum hair shiny with perspiration, her skin sun-browned with freckles, her baby fat wedging over her waistband as she put all her weight into her swing.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • His skin was sun-browned, making his eyes seem even more intensely blue, and his gold-brown hair was longer, tied back now with a leather thong.

    Dark Moon of Avalon

  • She approached Sorcha with a benign smile on her sun-browned face.

    My Soul to Keep

  • With their sun-browned bodies flecked with paint, they sat at the table on the porch in their skimpy shorts, waiting for her to bring them lunch.

    The New Yorker Stories

  • “Her sun-browned hair was uncombed, her jacket half-fastened, her face grey,” wrote Grace.



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