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  • I thought it was of the Chinese kind, its texture subtly striated and banded; and the way it fell stiffly from the two holes cut out along one edge, through which a rough twine was looped and then lashed to the short pole, it was like a piece of shiny, burnt parchment.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Gazing ahead at the dark blue sky striated with clouds, Molly reaches up and touches the charms around her neck.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Inside the second is a single cluster of aqua-colored Amazonite, gently striated with white.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • A wide belt of lanterns wrapped around the edge of the sapphire, which cast striated bands of blushing light over everything below.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon

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  • Joey had hoisted his brother up, piggyback, and they were grinning, with a striated pink sunset in the background.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The sides of the Eye slanted inward at a forty-five-degree angle; they were striated with shallow grooves, like wet clay being molded on a potter’s wheel.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • They were coming up on some cliffs, flat on top and made of striated rock.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • A timepiece of striated Connemara marble, stopped at the hour of 4.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Above that, his muscular legs were tattooed as carved pillars—his left leg spiraled and his right vertically striated.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Demarcating the Nepal-Tibet border, towering more than 12,000 feet above the valleys at its base, Everest looms as a three-sided pyramid of gleaming ice and dark, striated rock.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air

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  • He looked up through the branches and the leaves, which were yellow and soft, ready to fall; the sky was heavy and dark, and purple veins striated the gray swollen clouds dragging their bellies full of snow over the mountaintop.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • In murky images, his horse would spiral into the ground, carrying Tommy under him, and Helen would wake into a life striated with fear.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • He leaned on the metal rail and looked down a thousand feet of yellow and pink striated limestone to the snaking, garish green water below.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • The striated tongues of rock twisted in such convoluted patterns that the eye had difficulty following a single piece from base to tip, but rather flitted from one coil to the next.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Now Saphira and the red dragon raced up through the striated smoke into the clear, chill sky beyond, darting back and forth as they tried to climb above their opponent.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
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