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  • metal spikes protrude from the dog’s collar
  • operate to repair the muscle wall through which the hernia protrudes
  • rebar protrudes from the concrete
  • Al pointed to a big nail protruding from the flat casing.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath

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  • There was a shard of metal protruding from Jenkins’ chest.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • Turning around, I saw his hands were curled around the protruding blade as if he himself had tried to pull it from his stomach.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • As for lunch, he pressed his hand against the protruding bundle under his jacket.
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • she probably even had to overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that protruded from under the couch.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • She leaned over and drew a skinny black tongue protruding from Coot’s mouth.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • Rusted nails protrude from the walls.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan

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  • He was able to lift Zero high enough for him to grab the protruding slab of rock.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • Another flash of lightning lit her face for an instant and Winnie saw an expression there of deep concentration, tip of tongue protruding,
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • My lungs have refilled with air, but every breath I take feels like I’ve got a knife protruding from my back.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Its walls appeared to be made of some silvery metal, their surfaces broken up by small protrusions maybe an inch high, each ending in a black hole.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • There was a narrow space between the protruding ground and the wall, and he ran through it, Teresa and Brenda on his heels.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • The others were crying out; Mark leaped to his feet as Sebastian looked down at the blade in his chest, its handle protruding from his heart.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Dust motes danced in the beam as he swung it back and forth, revealing scarred metal and rows of bolts and protruding edges and ridges.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • A hair-thin wire protrudes from one end.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Your face still has a question protruding from it.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • From his shoulder blades jutted a weird pair of knobby protrusions, like the stems of aborted wings: the only outward clue that this twisted man bore any relation to an ymbryne.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Next, he focused on the tubular mass that protruded from her vulva and looked over at the puppies, fairly certain that whelping had occurred within the last half hour, which was good, he thought.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • I followed her line of sight and saw the arm protruding from under several heavy logs.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It protrudes six inches out through his back, and is quickly pulled free.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Their noses and jaws protruded awkwardly from their heads, their lips twisted into perpetual grimaces.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Protruding from his back were wings made of leafy branches.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • So this was the Whisperer: an oversized metal armchair with a blue helmet bolted to the seatback, and another helmet (this one red) protruding into empty air behind it.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • It was a strange shape: a small diamond with two inverted points protruding from either side.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Uaaxee returned with a hamper from which protruded a chicken wing as big as a turkey.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Maniac finally yelled, and snatched the two red gun barrels protruding from the slots.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • Mr. Granger ran his tongue around his teeth, making his lips protrude in odd half circles, then he turned from Uncle Hammer to Papa.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Judge Ford noticed a flask protruding from the back pocket of his uniform, but his breath smelled of peppermint.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • Her lips were full and protruded ever so slightly, and even in the standard-issue orange jumpsuit, I could see that her body was magnificent.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Looking over at him, I notice his flushed cheeks and rabbity eyes, his droopy brown mustache and bristly eyebrows, the stomach that protrudes from the bottom of his vest like a barely hidden balloon.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • An Yi and I leaned forward to hear the boy with protruding ears in the row in front of us.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • A half-inch tube protruded five and a half inches out the top.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • His face is fat and red, the skin on either side of his eyes protruding and puffy, like he is a mound of dough in the middle of rising.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • And with that he set cup and saucer on his own protruding paunch.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • He spoke the last in Polish, grinning, revealing pink gums in which the stubs of three or four teeth protruded like raw white slivers.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • They had back ends like palominos, tattoos all over their hairy arms and chests, and bullish horns protruding from their foreheads.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • "They look high," I said, eying the protruding stiletto.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • This time I had time to see the dagger hilt protruding from the beast’s side, perhaps the work of the man on the ground before me.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • It was the size of a golf ball, protruding from his spine, feeling like cartilage.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Fangs protruded from his mouth.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • I switched it on —and almost immediately dropped it, because in the glow I’d caught sight of a man’s hand protruding between two chunks of concrete.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • With them was Simon, the hilt of a silver sword protruding over the curve of his shoulder, and Magnus, hands crackling with blue fire.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Johanna rubs her hand over her protruding belly.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • It’s ugly, all right, a big rodent with a fuzz of mottled gray fur and two wicked-looking gnawing teeth protruding over its lower lip.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • His stomach protruded and the water dried on it.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The lights protrude from the wall, so directly beneath each one is a slit of shadow.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • The flesh melts, the forehead bulges more prominently, the cheekbones protrude.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
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