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  • The new partner, a brown-cheeked handsome fellow, of about his own age, with a quick determined eye and an impulsive manner, retorted with natural astonishment: “Not yourself?”

    No Thoroughfare

  • He was married to Clarine, the plump, brown-cheeked woman who trained dogs; she looked undersized beside him.

    The Fires of Heaven

  • Behind him, Kethry was a chunky, fresh-faced peasant wench; brown-cheeked, brown-haired and quite unremarkable.

    Oathbreaker

  • King Humbert there has never been a year without just such brown-cheeked, dark-eyed, imperfectly washed little Roman boys upon the

    A Voyage of Consolation (being in the nature of a sequel to the experiences of 'An American girl in London')

  • Surely a man might seek very far ere he found such another maid as this brown-cheeked, black-eyed village beauty.

    The Broad Highway

  • He hurried across the street, entered the store, still without losing sight of the steps of the Club, and called forward the brown-cheeked, foreign-looking girl busily engaged with some embroidery in the rear of the place.

    Apron-Strings

  • The children of the night -- the weary, unwholesome products of dissipation, rubbed shoulders with the children of the morning -- girls, hatless, in simple clothes, walking with brisk footsteps to their work; market women, brown-cheeked and hearty, setting out their wares upon the stalls; the youth of

    The Mischief Maker

  • And as the Limited Express made its schedule time, Pete Patterson was just closing up as usual at sundown, when a sturdy, brown-cheeked boy burst into his store, -- a boy that it took Pete's keen eyes full half a minute to recognize.

    Killykinick

  • A slim slip of a girl, selling thyme and mignonette out of a reed basket, offered to show Vasari the birthplace of Raphael; and a brown-cheeked, barefoot boy, selling roses on which the dew yet lingered, volunteered a like service for me, three hundred years later.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 06 Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Artists

  • Ah, my Lord of Estmere! you have two hundred servants over there at Villiers, I have been told; do you not think I am better served here by one little, brown-eyed, brown-cheeked maiden, who sings her Béranger like a lark, while she brings me her dish of wild strawberries?

    Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida Selected from the Works of Ouida

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