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  • She did an incredibly good impression of someone unused to the world of work, hanging her head and effin and jeffin softly after what could not have been more than six hours.

    TV review: Undercover Boss; True Stories – Voices From the Killing Field

  • On the final day, as Stuey and Doyle rooted for him, Straus completed his remarkable journey, from which sprang the hoping-for-a-miracle refrain, “a chip and a chair,” now commonly invoked by short-stacked tournament players the world over.

    One of a Kind

  • Unlike in Francophone Canada at the weekend, the crowd was warmly welcoming, with screams and whoops drowning out the obligatory - in this part of the world - Scottish pipe band, all dressed in kilts, sporrans and glengarries.

    William and Kate presented with diamonds in Yellowknife

  • They sang together: trilling, whistling phrases stolen from other birds and sounds from the world around them with that special starling twist which makes mimicry a creative act.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • Vanessa Gold gave 'a good impression of someone unused to the world of work.'

    TV review: Undercover Boss; True Stories – Voices From the Killing Field

  • In what became known as the “earthquake series,” after tremors at La Prada rocked the Bay area, Oakland took on its cross-bay rivals, the San Francisco Giants, for the world championship.

    One of a Kind

  • The idea that the world champion might not be able to defend his title was unfathomable.

    One of a Kind

  • But as soon as he walked off, Stuey and Sexton looked around and saw Melissa Hayden, one of the strongest women poker players in the world at the time.

    One of a Kind

  • We creep forward, crumpling our candy wrappings, and the world suddenly sweeps off to a thick-curtained blackness.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • While other players were quietly contemplating big-money decisions, Robison would gab away nonstop, acting for all the world as if he were in a penny-ante coffee-klatch game.

    One of a Kind

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