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  • Svenson pulled back the white cloth and saw, beneath it, the crumpled figure of Mr. Coates, whose throat had been quite cleanly cut.

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

  • The first thing that met my gaze was a white cloth thrown over the high mirror that hung over the bureau in the corner of the room.

    A southern woman's war time reminiscences,

  • A white cloth covered all of the body except his sandled feet.

    Six Months in Mexico

  • His color was better, and despite the purpling bruises, and the white cloth laid over half his face, he looked pleased.

    The Warslayer

  • There was much on the white cloth to tempt a hungry laborer's appetite - a great dish of greasy string-beans, with pieces of bacon, a plate of smoking biscuits, and a platter of fried ham in brown gravy.

    Northern Georgia sketches,

  • In minutes the maid returned with a large morocco-bound album, laying a white cloth on the table before she set the book before her mistress.

    Locked Rooms

  • Unruffled, Holmes laid a generous tip on the white cloth and escorted me to the door with that formality that masks an iron command.

    A Letter of Mary

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