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  • Bob withdrew, and a good thing too, as in seconds, maybe nanoseconds, a burst of automatic fire came hurtling his way to spall off the hood and spray randomly into the air, chewing up metallic debris, paint dust, and friction-driven sparks.

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  • Curls of brown hair escaped from the hood of his rain gear.

    WRECKED

  • Despite the hood of her oilskin cloak Lottie's frizzed blond bangs were wet and drooping, and water dripped into her eyes at every step.

    Ishmael

  • Gary blushed deeply inside the hood of his leafy-patterned jacket.

    Some Fun

  • He did it under the hood of a 1956 Pontiac station wagon at the Teec Nos Pos trading post in northwest New Mexico on June 14, 1963.

    Riding Rockets

  • The pickup's doors were caved in and the crusty white paint peeled from the hood in paper-thin layers like a molting tattoo.

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

  • What the images commonly show is a homely animal with an oversized, knob-ended beak and a bare face, behind which the feathered part of its head looks like the hood of a sweatshirt.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Because as Fitz drives away from Second Mesa toward Phoenix, the snow falls harder, blanketing the hood and the windshield and the mesas and the highway until the land is as white as the robe of a Hopi bride, as white as winter mornings in New Hampshire.

    VANISHING ACTS

  • Caleb set up the Barrett on the hood of an abandoned car next to the F-750.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • I reached the rec center, and Father Dineros was under the hood of his Mercedes, fiddling with the engine.

    The Hand You’re Dealt

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  • A chap on the BBC's World This Weekend has just now helpfully informed us "That is, the neighbourhood." This was in a piece on the effect that Barak Obama is having on Black Amercian youth.

    January 25, 2009