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  • The father, who wore a huge drooping mustache, and the ten-year-old son, both wore blue cloth caps with shiny black peaks; short, double-breasted, porcelain-buttoned blue jackets; short scarves tied at the throat; pants that flared far out from the waist and tapered to the ankles; and although the father wore boots, the boy — I was fascinated, and had to force my eyes away — actually wore wooden shoes.

    Time and Again

  • The leading men were a motley crowd of the inhabitants of the town, all dressed in their best, then came the band; after them the escort, in brand-new blue cloth uniform; next a crowd of white-robed Sheikhs, carrying the sacred banners, surrounding Sheikh Magranee, who was himself dressed in the Prophet's colour – green.

    Three Months in the Soudan

  • One was short, the other tall, but both had great protruding stomachs bellying the blue cloth of their long uniform coats.

    Time and Again

  • Against the heavy blue cloth of Roswitha's cloak the great brooch, aggressively male, stood out brilliantly.

    The Devil's Novice

  • Sticking out of his stomach was a steel ruler, tapered diagonally and sharpened along one edge, with a piece of blue cloth wrapped several times around it to form a grip.

    It's October, 1956.

  • Frantically I gathered up several of the blue cloth binders-and placed them in a cardboard box.

    Blood Test

  • My parents and Babci arrived the next day, carrying a large light blue cloth sack from which they pulled a statue of Our Lady, beautifully painted and with a golden metal halo behind her head, tiny crystals dangling from the end of each of its many points.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna


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