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  • Kim took the waxed walnut-shell and read in English on the back of his note: Your favour received.

    Kim

  • The woman lost no time in seeking for a roomy walnut-shell, which she lined thickly with white satin, and on it she placed the mattress, with the child, whom she called Maia, upon it.

    The Olive Fairy Book

  • The leaf farthest away was the largest, and to this the old toad swam with Thumbelina in her walnut-shell.

    The Yellow Fairy Book

  • ‘This would make a beautiful wife for my son,’ said the toad, taking up the walnut-shell, with Thumbelina inside, and hopping with it through the window into the garden.

    The Yellow Fairy Book

  • An elegant polished walnut-shell served Thumbelina as a cradle, the blue petals of a violet were her mattress, and a rose-leaf her coverlid.

    The Yellow Fairy Book

  • Dev had meaty lips, chapped red cheeks, and walnut-shell eyelids beneath a prominent dark brow, and was as wide of hip as she was thin of guile.

    Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

  • Dev had meaty lips, chapped red cheeks, and walnut-shell eyelids beneath a prominent dark brow, and was as wide of hip as she was thin of guile.

    Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

  • Even butternut was now none too plentiful, and many of the soldiers were dressed in captured Yankee uniforms which had been turned a dark-brown color with walnut-shell dye.

    Gone with the Wind

  • Even butternut was now none too plentiful, and many of the soldiers were dressed in captured Yankee uniforms which had been turned a dark-brown color with walnut-shell dye.

    Gone with the Wind

  • Even butternut was now none too plentiful, and many of the soldiers were dressed in captured Yankee uniforms which had been turned a dark-brown color with walnut-shell dye.

    Gone with the Wind

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