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  • Small, it was true, but tight-packed with the happiness of three that made it heaven.


  • His hands were grained from exposure and hard work, and the nails were rimmed with tight-packed dirt and coal dust.


  • There was no commotion, no ear-splitting thunder, no splendid display of force; simply a silent flood of white, an orderly procession of tight-packed ice -- packed so closely that not a drop of water was in evidence.

    CHAPTER 24

  • For speed, and perhaps for recognition, Rivera excerpted images from his most celebrated Mexican murals—the Spanish conquest, a sturdy native population, ardent revolutionaries, the nobility of labor—all embodied by his customary tight-packed, swelling forms.

    Big Labor and Economy

  • Presently, along the horizon, entirely completing the circle of sea and sky, the tight-packed shapes of the trade wind clouds began to show through the mist; and as they took form they spilled with rose-colour at their upper edges, while their bases were a pulsing, bluish-white.


  • Sound rushed in, and he realized he hadn't been breathing, but he was already lighting the next grenade, holding the fuse steady in the bowl of the pipe until sparks crackled, slowly eating their way up the fuse, towards the tight-packed gun cotton.

    Moonlight Mistress Excerpt - Explosions

  • He clumped across the tight-packed engine room on his one sound leg, yanking queerly at the magnet-tipped wooden stump that replaced his lost leg.

    "The Morons" by Harl Vincent, part 1

  • There was a storm of protest from tight-packed native passengers, but the fellow had his way.

    In The Time Of Light

  • It was full of tight-packed machinery, broken and bent.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • It was full of tight-packed machinery, broken and bent.

    Alastair Reynolds, Terminal World (2010)


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