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  • Here was this twenty-three-year-old American, who looked as though he was still molting adolescence, handsome enough but too pale and gangly and boyish-looking to be called dishy, and she thought, "How does he know what to say to me that would be comforting?"†   (source)
  • The window displayed a pyramid of slabs in brownish-purple jackets, inscribed: The Vulture Is Molting.†   (source)
  • It was attached to a demon that looked like a massive molting parrot with tentacles exploding out from where its wings should have been.†   (source)
  • All the paint was peeling, and the house looked as if it were molting.†   (source)
  • The storm left the sky thin and dappled gray, like a molted snakeskin.†   (source)
  • After birth the Young were moved to a creche where they went through a series of moltings over twenty years and then were released as adults.†   (source)
  • At a tender age he had developed mange, or leprosy, or some other such infantile disease, and had lost all his hair, never to recover it — a tragedy which may have had a bearing on the fact that, when I knew him, he had already devoted fifteen years of his life to a study of the relationship between summer molt and incipient narcissism in pocket gophers.†   (source)
  • Exit Molts   (source)
  • A mile more: of chastising thorns, burrs and briers that catch at our clothes; of rusty pine needles brilliant with gaudy fungus and molted feathers.†   (source)
  • Their bodies were covered in molting feathers, and their wings were tipped with tiny, shriveled hands.†   (source)
  • It so happened that Bluebell was the first through into the Honeycomb; and for many days afterward he was still improving upon his imitation of Captain Fiver at the head of his crowd of Efrafan prisoners—"like a tomtit rounding up a bunch of molting jackdaws," as he put it.†   (source)
  • He was inclined to be surly and short, and once, when Bluebell remarked that he thought Meester Pigvig's fur cap was molting in sympathy for absent friends, he showed a flash of his old sergeant-major spirit and cuffed and abused him twice round the Honeycomb, until Holly intervened to save his faithful jester from further trouble.†   (source)
  • Grandma Fontaine, withered, wrinkled and yellow as an old molted bird, was leaning on her cane, and behind her were Sally Munroe Fontaine and Young Miss Fontaine.†   (source)
  • Joad could see it ahead of him, its poor branches curving over the way, its load of leaves tattered and scraggly as a molting chicken.†   (source)
  • Joad had moved into the imperfect shade of the molting leaves before the man heard him coming, stopped his song, and turned his head.†   (source)
  • The evening light was on the fields, and the cotton plants threw long shadows on the ground, and the molting willow tree threw a long shadow.†   (source)
  • For her, just outside the door of the concert hall, lay the black pond with the cattle-tracked bluffs; the tall, unpainted house, with weather-curled boards; naked as a tower, the crook-backed ash seedlings where the dishcloths hung to dry; the gaunt, molting turkeys picking up refuse about the kitchen door.†   (source)
  • [40] Many of these transformations were afterward abandoned, but a large number survived, for example, /climbed/ for /clomb/ as the preterite of /to climb/, and /melted/ for /molt/ as the preterite of /to melt/†   (source)
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