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  • He put his hand into his waistcoat pocket and from it produced a small maroon-coloured ball, the size of a cherry.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • Beyond a pair of round wire-rimmed reading spectacles and a maroon-coloured velvet skullcap, he was not especially striking in appearance—he was in his mid-fifties, I suppose, conservatively dressed, clean shaven, of middling height and build—but his manner, gentle and good-humoured, courteous and inquisitive, was immediately endearing.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • Three heads slowly emerged, in time to see our quarry climb into a maroon-coloured Chrysler whose terrified driver, hands high in the air, stood in the street and watched his vehicle race off up the Embarcadero without him.

    Locked Rooms

  • Here she stood, with her back to maroon-coloured curtains close-drawn, staring at the empty grate, till her mother came in followed by Soames.

    In Chancery

  • Earlier in the day, police patrolling the main road in Tongaat noticed a suspicious looking maroon-coloured Mazda carrying four men.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • A carriage was provided for their use, in which they drove about amongst the fashionable crowds on the Strada Nuova and the quay, on which occasions Leopold wore a maroon-coloured coat of watered silk, with sky-blue facings, and Wolfgang one of apple-green, with rose-coloured facings and silver buttons.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians

  • The inside is pillared rather like the studio, and cretonned all over with maroon-coloured stuff instead of wall-paper.

    Letters to Helen Impressions of an Artist on the Western Front

  • His dress had a little of the eccentricity of genius, for he wore a loose-collared shirt, a large knotted maroon-coloured silk tie, and a black velvet smoking-jacket, which, with his flowing beard, gave him the appearance of an elderly and Bohemian artist.

    The Land of Mist

  • A maroon-coloured cushion hurtled toward him, narrowly missing the green shade of the droplight on the study table and, thanks to prompt and instinctive action on the part of Tim, sailed on, serene and unimpeded, into the corridor.

    Left Guard Gilbert

  • Swinging about, P. Sybarite jumped upon the running-board of the maroon-coloured car, wrenched the door open, and stumbled in.

    The Day of Days An Extravaganza


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