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  • Having lately offered “the jewels of the ladies of the Khedivial family” to the cause of liberty, he now took back all the jewels he had bestowed on his harem, stripping the stones from their mountings to make them more portable.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • Returning to Halicarnassus, Alexander redoubled his efforts at taking the wall and brought up a huge tower on wheels to shower the defenders with missiles while a battering ram pounded the stones beneath them.

    Alexander the Great

  • It took me about ten minutes and two more dousings to find a hollow where one of the stones had fallen from the concrete.

    The Killing Kind

  • Leonnatus took up position on one side of the king while Peucestas held the Trojan shield above him to ward off the stones and arrows that rained down on them.

    Alexander the Great

  • The moisture seemed to increase, giving the stones a bloodlike color.

    Shadow Lord

  • We called Harold to tell him where the shoes were hidden and a few minutes later saw his Audi coming down the drive, Kevin following on a skateboardthough the road was not exactly skateboard-friendly, what with the stones and steep drop-offs to either side.

    The Italian Summer

  • Inside the selkie cottage, he dug through the stones and shells under the cot until he found the high-button shoe.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • As Barbara Bender points out, at Stonehenge the stones were shaped and jointed using woodworking techniques: mortise and tenon, tongue and groove.

    Wildwood

  • He dropped the stones on the straw-covered floor and bent over them for a moment.

    My Demon's Kiss

  • This time I summon the stones to smile at her and be at least somewhat welcoming and brotherlike.

    Venomous

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