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  • The farthest she'd ever been from the kolba was the two-kilometer walk she'd made to Jalil's house.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • It was this last piece that slipped from Mariam's fingers, that fell to the wooden floorboards of the kolba and shattered.

    Excerpt: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

  • It must have, because Mariam remembered that she had been restless and preoccupied that day, the way she was only on Thursdays, the day when Jalil visited her at the kolba.

    Excerpt: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

  • Mariam did surmise, by the way Nana said the word, that it was an ugly, loathsome thing to be a harami, like an insect, like the scurrying cockroaches Nana was always cursing and sweeping out of the kolba.

    Excerpt: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

  • Kui see Bob seal kolba kujul on, siis see nn piloot on see toorfilm, millega mindi rahastajaid püüdma.

    The Dresden Files - 1x01 - Birds of a Feather (2007)

  • She steps out of the kolba Outside, the light has shifted slightly.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • She missed sitting with Mullah Faizullah outside the kolba, watching the fireworks explode over Herat in the distance, the sudden bursts of color reflected in her tutor's soft, cataract-riddled eyes.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • No. She grew up in a kolba made of mud outside the village.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • The whole mass of them swayed side to side, like the tall grass around the kolba when the breeze swept across the clearing.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • Mariam stood beside Bibi jo, with the women, as Mullah Faizullah recited prayers at the graveside and the men lowered Nana's shrouded body into the ground-Afterward, Jalil walked Mariam to the kolba, where, in front of the villagers who accompanied them, he made a great show of tending to Mariam.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns


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  • a type of shack, or small house

    November 19, 2008