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  • Apparently each hundred-foot mamsize tissue is sold singly, which seems about right, but whose mother did they measure?

    June « 2009 « Sentence first

  • But Nixon and his team of twenty-four engineers and consultants say it can be done and that a hundred-foot wave would only displace the ship by one inch.

    Will Your Kids Live in a Floating City? « Colleen Anderson

  • With a novelist's flair, he conveys the experiences of ordinary people pitted against powerful and unpredictable nature: "Unable to stop his fall, the sachem slid toward a hundred-foot cliff over jagged rocks, saved only when a strap on his pack snagged a sapling, leaving him dangling and badly shaken."

    How the East Was Won

  • Seaward, glimpsed through a fringe of hundred-foot coconut palms, was the ocean; beyond the reef a dark blue that grew indigo blue to the horizon, within the reef all the silken gamut of jade and emerald and tourmaline.

    ON THE MAKALOA MAT

  • The Endeavour was the first vessel Cook sailed around the world: a lumbering, hundred-foot coal ship with a very shallow keel that made it exceptionally rocky in heavy seas.

    An Interview with Tony Horowitz, author of Blue Latitudes

  • From a town-engulfing firestorm, to a rampaging tornado, and a hundred-foot tall wave, these natural disasters show how powerful Mother Nature can be.

    Natural Disasters: 7 Record-Breaking Catastrophes (PHOTOS)

  • Since most white women did not want to touch the race dimension with a hundred-foot pole, I was left to peacefully pursue and study racial identity absent any serious exploration or engagement with feminism.

    Deborah Plummer: Embracing Feminism 20 Years Later

  • Gray placed a hand on the rock and looked down the hundred-foot sheer drop to the desert floor.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • Early on the morning of September 19, 1933, three carpenters and their foreman were trying to work loose a stuck wooden form when it gave way, plummeting down the incline with all four men aboard like a toboggan, gathering speed as it headed for a hundred-foot drop where the spillway intersected the diversion tunnel.

    Colossus

  • While many street dealers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts were aware of the higher mandatory minimum penalty for Possession with Intent to Distribute within one thousand feet of a school, few were aware that this “school zone violation” included a hundred-foot radius around any park or playground.

    DEVILS IN EXILE

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