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  • “Memory sails out upon a murky sea—wine-dark, opaque, unfathomable,” he writes with a knowing wink.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • He stuck out a wine-dark tongue and punched me in the chest.

    Uncle Moscow

  • As Lucien covered him with a wine-dark comforter, he caught a faint, but unusual odor, like tree sap or amber—an odor that tickled the underside of his memory.

    Etched in Bone

  • As Lucien covered him with a wine-dark comforter, he caught a faint, but unusual odor, like tree sap or amber—an odor that tickled the underside of his memory.

    Etched in Bone

  • As Lucien covered him with a wine-dark comforter, he caught a faint, but unusual odor, like tree sap or amber—an odor that tickled the underside of his memory.

    Etched in Bone

  • “Memory sails out upon a murky sea—wine-dark, opaque, unfathomable,” he writes with a knowing wink.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • Her garden grew bushels of plump green beans, which she added to lamb stew; wine-dark tomatoes, to be salted and tossed with oregano, olive oil, crumbled feta, and onions sliced paper thin you sopped up the brine with day-old bread; corn and potatoes and zucchini and dill.

    Day of Honey

  • Her garden grew bushels of plump green beans, which she added to lamb stew; wine-dark tomatoes, to be salted and tossed with oregano, olive oil, crumbled feta, and onions sliced paper thin you sopped up the brine with day-old bread; corn and potatoes and zucchini and dill.

    Day of Honey

  • Well, the palace is now a peaceful old ruin on a hill surrounded by olive groves overlooking Homer's "wine-dark" Ionian sea, Nestor's romantic bath is still there – if a bit grubby – and from the old stones you can just about see beyond the trees some buildings on the coast that future historians may well declare to be a 21st-century palace.

    Grand ambitions: ecoluxury in Greece

  • As Lucien covered him with a wine-dark comforter, he caught a faint, but unusual odor, like tree sap or amber—an odor that tickled the underside of his memory.

    Etched in Bone

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