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His receding hairline, his tinted aviators and his taut military torso gave him the wind-whipped look of an ex-pilot, a man who monitored delicate instruments at some test site in the Urals.
Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  a mountain range in western Russia extending from the Arctic to the Caspian Sea; forms part of the traditional boundary between Europe and Asia
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  • His receding hairline, his tinted aviators and his taut military torso gave him the wind-whipped look of an ex-pilot, a man who monitored delicate instruments at some test site in the Urals.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He napped most of the way to the Ural Mountains, and I tried to digest what he’d said about money.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • After months of being shuttled from one hospital to another, he had become a representative of the Red Army in the armament factories that had been moved to the Urals east of Moscow.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • His earliest memories are of an orphanage in the Ural Mountains.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire

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  • During the Second War they moved a great many industries way back along the Trans-Siberian railway east of the Urals, back as far as Lake Baikal.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • The Urals, Balkans, Pyrénées—whole mountain ranges vanished under my negligence.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • "We could go camping in the Ural Mountains," I said.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • Now Misha sat examining the small wooden box of minerals from the Urals that had been his last gift.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • rowed a boat across the Volga under a strafing attack by Stukas, who was captured by the Germans and escaped, who fled south wearing newspapers for shoes and married a gypsy in the Carpathians and ate whitefish from the Black Sea and disappeared somewhere in the Urals.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Her father was an ironmaster; he owned an enormous estate in the Urals, near Yuriatin, on which there were several abandoned, unprofitable mines.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago

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  • She often thought of the night of her arrival in Moscow from the Urals, seven or eight years before.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Both Pasha and Lara had graduated with flying colors, and both had been offered jobs in the same town in the Urals.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • I’ll be in the Urals and youil be in Moscow.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • She often sent for Yura and Tonia and for hours on end talked to them of her childhood, spent on her grandfather’s estate, Varykino, on the river Rynva, in the Urals.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • It was her dream that after they had passed their state examinations the following year they would marry and go out as gymnasium teachers to some provincial capital in the Urals.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • By way of a postscript, though I might have mentioned it much earlier, I must tell that I do a lot of my work with a certain Antipova, a nurse from Moscow who was born in the Urals.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • It was at this time that Amalia Karlovna Guishar, the widow of a Belgian engineer and herself a Russianized Frenchwoman, arrived in Moscow from the Urals with her two children-her son Rodion and her daughter Larisa.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Only now and then a boy got in his way, a boy with narrow Kirghiz eyes, in an unbuttoned reindeer coat worn fur side out, as in the Urals or Siberia.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • In April that year Zhivago set out with his whole family for the former Varykino estate, near the town of Yuriatin, far away in the Urals.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • He looked up enchanted at its dark blue throat and gray-blue breast and whispered its Urals name, ronzha.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • I don’t know the soil or the climate in the Urals; the summer is so short I can’t imagine how anything ever ripens in time.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Those stereoscopic photographs of the Urals-they are his work too, and he took them with a homemade camera.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • CHAPTER SEVEN TRAIN TO THE URALS 1 The end of March brought the first warm days of the year, false heralds of spring which were always followed by a severe cold spell.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Running into the black snowy distance, they were no longer streets but cuttings in the jungle of stone buildings, like cuttings through the impassable forests of Siberia or the Urals.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Our information is that they live in a lumber settlement east of the Urals.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Before we left the Urals-what a terrible and fateful place it turned out to be for us-I got to know Larisa Feodorovna fairly well.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • The villages he went through looked no better than those he had seen in Siberia and the Urals, after running away from rds captivity in the woods.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • A horseman headed for a remote farmstead in the Urals Was plodding over a spring-mired trad In a thick pine forest.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Before he left, however, he received his wife’s reply, In sentences broken by sobs and with tear stains and ink spots for punctuation, she begged him not to come back to Moscow but to go straight to the Urals with that wonderful nurse whose progress through life was marked by portents and coincidences so miraculous that her own, Tonia’s, modest life could not possibly compete with it.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Every morning he got up at daybreak, left the house, and walked down Merchant Street, past the "Giant" movie house as far as the former printing shop of the Urals Cossack Army, now renamed the Red Compositor.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • And after the plane reached cruising altitude and I got up and found a window slit in an emergency exit behind the port wing and pressed my face to the glass to gather a sense of the great eastern reaches, endless belts of longitude, the map-projection arcs beyond the Urals and across the Siberian Lowland—a sense mainly of my own imagining, of course, a glimpse through falling dusk of whatever landmass was visible in the limited window space.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The indecent song about the silly old woman Sentetiurikha, which was well known throughout the Urals, came into her mind, but only the first two lines could be quoted: "Sentetiurikha sold her cart And bought a balalaika.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • The toiling peasantry of Siberia and the Urals must understand that only in alliance with the city proletariat and the soldiers, only in alliance with the poor Kirghiz and Buriat peasants …" At last he became aware of the interruptions, stopped, wiped his sweaty face with his handkerchief, and wearily shut his puffy eyes.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
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