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  • Low-slung brown leather couches with modern lines were coupled with a rustic coffee table on a cow-skin rug.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • It seemed excessively rustic, even for Cairnholm.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • A rustic and weathered Victorian, the clinic building appeared less like an office than a home.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • A few weeks ago I noticed that the gold-leaf lettering I ordered when the town required all the village shops to put up the same rustic style of sign is now quite chipped and dull, and needs refurbishing.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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  • Like many hip restaurants, it feels as if someone spent a lot of time and money to make it look rustic and down-trodden.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Rustic manners, forest manners, in a setting not of the forest.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • With the loutish, swollen, barely comprehensible diction I had heard bubble up out of the tonsils of all sorts of down-home rustics, he embarked on an improvisation so crazily funny and so deadly precise and obscene that in my own hilarity I quite forgot that it all involved those people whom he had been flaying only moments before with unpitying and humorless rage.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "It’s a farm-looking building they call La Grange — you know, all milkmaid and fake rustic.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Their guns—some were rifles, other pistols—looked . archaic, rustic.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • It was full of lush, tall pines, acres of rustic family-run farms, and the cutest foxes and bunnies.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars

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  • "That means," said Mrs. Merriweather, translating for the rustic elements, "from the mud to the stars."
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • In his recruit’s uniform he leans on a round rustic table with legs made of birch branches.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • But little Pearl was not clad in rustic weeds.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Others offer to carry purchases of fruits and vegetables from stall to stall in rustic wooden wheelbarrows in exchange for tips.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • With his permission my mother prevailed on her rustic guardians to yield their charge to her.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He reminisced about the stimulating conversations that took place in rustic pubs over warm beer.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • They could all hear the clock ticking in the corner, the one my mother had called our "rustic colonial clock."
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • But my name, Pan originally it meant rustic.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • And we all, including the rustic youth, drew round the table: an austere silence prevailing while we discussed our meal.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • The arbour was an arch in the wall, lined with ivy; it contained a rustic seat.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • —there stands a rustic dwelling which you can make me prouder of, than all the hopes I have renounced, measured a thousandfold.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • In spite of the light brown dustcoat and leather-leggings which he wore in deference to his rustic surroundings, I had no difficulty in recognising Lestrade, of Scotland Yard.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Sam Gamgee was sitting in one corner near the fire, and opposite him was Ted Sandyman, the miller’s son; and there were various other rustic hobbits listening to their talk.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Hedeby is a rustic place, well worth a visit.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The very stars to which I then raised my eyes, I am afraid I took to be but poor and humble stars for glittering on the rustic objects among which I had passed my life.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • The place was one-story, southern rustic, and at least a hundred years old, but kept in relatively good repair.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Both sexes were garbed in rustic tunics of green and brown, fringed with dusky colors of orange, russet, and gold.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • On the afternoon which followed the evening of its release John’s rustic solitude was suddenly broken by the arrival overhead of a great swarm of helicopters.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • A small rustic wooden house, far away on the other side of a desert field; in the foreground, a split-rail fence; a few equine shapes between the fence and the house.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Father had put up an altar made of palm leaves in front, which looked presentable in a rustic way, but you could still see black char and stains on the floor from the fire they made on our first night here, for the welcome feast.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • "Laurie, when are you going to your grandfather?" she asked presently, as she settled herself on a rustic seat.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • This displacement, which places the "elegant" name on the plebeian and the rustic name on the aristocrat, is nothing else than an eddy of equality.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Sophie wondered which of the fireside antiques she was supposed to sit on—the Renaissance velvet divan, the rustic eagle-claw rocker, or the pair of stone pews that looked like they’d been lifted from some Byzantine temple.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Our experience there enabled us to proceed quickly with the work, and in a few days the rustic abode was completed, and received, by Ernest’s choice, the grand name of Prospect Hill.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • At these words he drew away the stone, and showed Teresa the grotto, lighted up by two wax lights, which burnt on each side of a splendid mirror; on a rustic table, made by Luigi, were spread out the pearl necklace and the diamond pins, and on a chair at the side was laid the rest of the costume.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • There was a seat for Mr. Peggotty too, but he preferred to stand, leaning his hand on the small rustic table.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • In arguing, too, the parson owned his skill, For, even though vanquished, he could argue still, While words of learned length and thundering sound Amazed the gazing rustics ranged around.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Here Diana met her, and the two little girls went on up the lane under the leafy arch of maples—"maples are such sociable trees," said Anne; "they’re always rustling and whispering to you"—until they came to a rustic bridge.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Our travellers reached the rustic hostelry and alighted from their palfreys.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • ’No,’ said Frodo, feeling strangely rustic and untutored.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • Tom and Adolph assisted to get him composed for the night, the latter in high spirits, evidently regarding the matter as a good joke, and laughing heartily at the rusticity of Tom’s horror, who really was simple enough to lie awake most of the rest of the night, praying for his young master.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • And still more surprised were they when they perceived that what they heard sung were the verses not of rustic shepherds, but of the polished wits of the city; and so it proved, for the verses they heard were these: What makes my quest of happiness seem vain?
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The roof of bark had long since fallen, and mingled with the soil, but the huge logs of pine, which had been hastily thrown together, still preserved their relative positions, though one angle of the work had given way under the pressure, and threatened a speedy downfall to the remainder of the rustic edifice.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Part of his protective coloration is as this rather naive, rustic spinner of tales, but that’s not him; it’s pure disguise.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • At the steepest point of the hill there was a little burial-ground, with a Cross and a new large figure of Our Saviour on it; it was a poor figure in wood, done by some inexperienced rustic carver, but he had studied the figure from the life—his own life, maybe—for it was dreadfully spare and thin.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • In this way it came to pass that those scattered linen-weavers—emigrants from the town into the country—were to the last regarded as aliens by their rustic neighbours, and usually contracted the eccentric habits which belong to a state of loneliness.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • ’I won’t take the valve apart now,’ he said, and began taking it apart, working with slow, tireless, interminable precision, his rustic, ungainly face bent very close to the floor, picking painstakingly at the minute mechanism in his fingers with such limitless, plodding concentration that he seemed scarcely to be thinking of it at all.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • His robust aplomb had fascinated the rustics.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • One evening while Farquhar and his wife were sitting on a rustic bench near the entrance to his grounds, a gray-clad soldier rode up to the gate and asked for a drink of water.
    Ambrose Bierce  --  An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
  • The yard was wide and green and scattered about it were rustic iron benches, an iron summerhouse, fashionably called a "gazebo" which, Scarlett had been assured, was of pure Gothic design, and two large iron statues, one a stag and the other a mastiff as large as a Shetland pony.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
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