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  • First came ten soldiers carrying clubs; these were all shaped like the three gardeners, oblong and flat, with their hands and feet at the corners: next the ten courtiers; these were ornamented all over with diamonds, and walked two and two, as the soldiers did.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • It was oblong and white with rounded edges.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • The forty or so oblong pods where the Grievers rested and charged looked like they’d been sealed closed since the Gladers had come through weeks earlier.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • She was seated on the counter now, holding up an oblong metal object—her phone—as if it would ward the demon off.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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  • It is perfectly smooth and oblong, clear on the outside but cloudy in the center.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Mr. Curtain’s office was an oblong, white-stoned room with no windows.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Each one had eyes fashioned of round or oblong disks of abalone shell, but the rest of their faces were blank.
    Scott O’Dell  --  Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • There was a flat, oblong case in the white envelope, the kind of case you get when you buy a watch.
    Andrew Clements  --  Frindle
  • We bumped along past an oblong pond fifty yards across, ringed all around with tall cattails.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • You notice a rise in the sea, an oblong bump, coming rapidly toward you.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer

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  • Nor indeed could I. Here on Fourteenth Street in the frosty cider air of an early autumn night, with L’Enfant’s stylish oblong spaces luminescent all around us, it was plain that Sophie and I could appreciate neither the symmetry of the city nor its air of wholesome and benevolent peace.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Up ahead there are huge oblong towers, all of glass, lit up, like enormous gravestones of cold light.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • He put a large hand in the center of my back and turned me toward the faint oblong of the open door.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Piggy bumped into him and a twin grabbed him as he made for the oblong of paling stars.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • A huge red billboard stood beside the road ahead, and it threw a great oblong shadow.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • A prayer rug showing a slightly oblong Mecca was nailed to one of the walls.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The voice came from an oblong metal plaque like a dulled mirror which formed part of the surface of the right-hand wall.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • "Give me your phone," Clary said, grabbing the black metal oblong out of his shirt pocket.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • The cabin was mostly white, oblong, and about the size of a smallish restaurant.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • He was a giant among us, casting a huge, oblong shadow that hung over us children like the Lincoln Memorial, which he had visitedtwice.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • The light of the shaft fell directly on a table in the middle of the room: a single oblong block, about two feet high, upon which was laid a great slab of white stone.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Narwhale has a very picturesque, leopard-like look, being of a milk-white ground colour, dotted with round and oblong spots of black.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • This time we had all had a good sleep, for the grey of the coming dawn was making the windows into sharp oblongs, and the gas flame was like a speck rather than a disc of light.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • At that moment I saw the reflection of the visage and features quite distinctly in the dark oblong glass.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The pale, oblong smear at the level of his elbow was the face of Wesley Mouch, who was seated on the floor.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • On the sled, securely lashed, was a long and narrow oblong box.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • There was a darker space on the ground in front of us, a big oblong around which the entire human population stood in a loose half circle.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • There is a Herati rug on the floor, beaded cushions to sit on, and a framed photo of Mecca on the wall They sit by the open window, on either side of an oblong patch of sunlight-Laila hears women’s voices whispering from another room.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Besides, this diamond was oblong-like a kite-hardly an example of the flawless symmetry for which the Illuminati Diamond was revered.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • With a pensive expression on his oblong, rather pale face, he allowed his gaze to settle on several of the high bushels filled with red plum tomatoes that stood in rows against each of the walls.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Presently two oblongs of yellow light appeared through the trees, and the square tower of a church loomed through the gloaming.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • For an instant, his eyes refocused, lingering on the reflection of his awkward face—dark and oblong, dominated by a flat, crooked nose that had been shattered by a fist in Spain when he was a young missionary.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The dining-room was an oblong apartment, with a fireplace, which had a door opening on the street (as we have said), and a window opening on the garden.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Curious: ’How serves that oblong capsular?
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Suddenly, through two oblong openings, daylight appeared on both sides of the lounge.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Aramis, in a black gown, his head enveloped in a sort of round flat cap, not much unlike a CALOTTE, was seated before an oblong table, covered with rolls of paper and enormous volumes in folio.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The dining-room was scarcely less striking than the room he had just left; it was entirely of marble, with antique bas-reliefs of priceless value; and at the four corners of this apartment, which was oblong, were four magnificent statues, having baskets in their hands.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • From the scabbard on the right of his saddle projected the stock and the long oblong clip of a short automatic rifle.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • She walked to the small oblong of glass in the middle door and looked inside.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • He put an object on the table between them — black, oblong, no larger than the end of Paul’s thumb.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • That is the landscape I focus on, a field of oblongs, gently undulating where the earth beneath has buckled, from decade after decade of winter frost.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The window was open, my bed was made up with blankets and my things hung on the wall, the gas mask in an oblong tin can, the steel helmet on the same peg.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • All honeycombed the ground must be: oblong cells.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The tub was an oblong wooden box lined with zinc.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • He inspected the oblong white torso joined abruptly to the brown limbs and head, and said, laughing gravely: "You are all new like a baby."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • It is three feet long and, eighteen inches high—a neat oblong presenting its face to who passes and its back to him.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • We had paused, on the path from the gate, by a low, oblong, tablelike tomb.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • The envelope was of paper as thick as bark; on the oblong yellow paper there was a huge monogram, and the letter smelt of agreeable scent.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • The light upon the railway puzzled me at first; there were a black heap and a vivid glare, and to the right of that a row of yellow oblongs.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • A low, pale oblong detached itself suddenly from the darkness of the Island, spitting forth the reverberate sound of a racing motor-boat.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
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