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  • I sat in my apartment and painted it egg-shell white.

    Resplendent

  • And still Frona held the egg-shell with a hand of steel.

    CHAPTER 25

  • Light as an egg-shell, and as fragile, her three-eighths-inch skin offered no protection from a driving chunk of ice as small as a man's head.

    CHAPTER 25

  • While Barry gulped twenty-five cent tea from a large and heavy mug, Mercedes sipped three-dollar tea from a tiny cup of Belleek, rose-tinted, fragile as all egg-shell.

    CHAPTER IV

  • He had not exactly crushed the man's head like an egg-shell, but the blow had been sufficient to addle what was inside, and, after being sick for a week, the man had died.

    THE CHINAGO

  • The heavy block hurtled through the air, smashing Dorety's head like an egg-shell and hurtling on and back and forth as the staysail whipped and slatted in the wind.

    MAKE WESTING

  • ¬†She looked like she could benefit from a headstand herself right now, her skin was egg-shell pale and chalky.

    Heavenly Blue Morning Glory

  • It is also a glaring example of the BBC's ongoing policy of egg-shell treading and whitewashing when it comes to Islam, past and present.

    Nice Trip?

  • I believe, in my soul, you would run with a piece of the egg-shell on your head like the curlews, which (I would we were after them again) we used to call whaups in the

    The Abbot

  • It's because so many people's feelings of self-worth are egg-shell thin, causing a need to dominate others, or causing them to accept violence as a part of life, or to believe they deserve it.

    Archive 2008-12-01

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