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  • The grasses around the ditch had grown long and tousle-headed, and thousands of dog daisies created a brilliant white band in the artificial oasis.

    Country diary: Tempsford, Bedfordshire

  • The grasses around the ditch had grown long and tousle-headed, and thousands of dog daisies created a brilliant white band in the artificial oasis.

    Country diary: Tempsford, Bedfordshire

  • She was not to see either of them until the following morning when they came down to the kitchen, crusty-eyed and tousle-headed, with red, swollen mouths.

    Here Comes Another Lesson

  • And they got it in the form of this tousle-headed media construct (played by a youthful and surprisingly volatile Andy Griffith).

    Steven Weber: Lonesome Rhodes' Wild Ride

  • It's no laughing matter, but the sight of this tousle-headed, "got milk?" maniac running in circles, warning of -- demanding -- a nuclear holocaust is good for a grin, albeit a grim one.

    The Peter Principle Playoffs

  • When I was a tousle-headed toddler back in 1943, my father went off to war and my mother, sister and I lived in an old two-story home on Charles Street in Point Loma, near the San Diego/Coronado naval base.

    Does prayer really work? "No."

  • A moment later, Dia entered, looking wide awake but tousle-headed after her nap.

    Renegade's Magic

  • Of this Kothian wizard dark tales were told; tousle-headed women in northern and western villages frightened children with his name, and rebellious slaves were brought to abased submission quicker than by the lash, with the threat of being sold to him.

    Wings in the Night

  • The tousle-headed youth stared about him eagerly and curiously, noting the rows of barracks along the walls, the stables, the tiny merchants 'stalls, the towering blockhouse, and the other buildings, with the open square in the middle where the soldiers drilled, and where, now, fires danced and men off duty lounged.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • The tousle-headed youth stared about him eagerly and curiously, noting the rows of barracks along the walls, the stables, the tiny merchants 'stalls, the towering blockhouse, and the other buildings, with the open square in the middle where the soldiers drilled, and where, now, fires danced and men off duty lounged.

    The Conquering Sword Of Conan

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