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  • You try but you can't protect me, Rhyn, which you've proven a dozen times over.

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  • There's only a half dozen Lucky Strikes.

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  • A dozen in all, I'd guess.

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  • I closed my eyes as I thought of a dozen questions about security breach.

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  • That left only a dozen mules and the bay.

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  • There was no way in a dozen lifetimes I'd ever get a sniff at a tenth of that much money!

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  • My house was on the side of a hill, immediately on the edge of the larger wood, in the midst of a young forest of pitch pines and hickories, and half a dozen rods from the pond, to which a narrow footpath led down the hill.

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  • This Volt-Wheel has been around a half dozen years.

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  • The phone rang more than a dozen times before a man with groggy voice answered.

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  • His multimillionaire father's picture was on the wall, and he owned two dozen restaurants in the Annapolis area, including this one.

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  • Our case of water bottles, down three from the original two dozen would need to be rationed.

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  • He served about a dozen years for rape in California and dropped out of sight after he was released.

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  • Large spots of blood puddled the tile in a dozen places.

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  • He was hundreds of thousands of mortal years old, but less than half a dozen in angel years.

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  • The Lucky Pup is one of a dozen or so digs scattered around his property up in Governor's Basin.

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  • While Cynthia took her shower, Dean made a few phone calls, asking for Ms. Dawkins, but after a dozen tries, he came up empty.

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  • Dean considered a further prompt, but a dozen years of dealing with attorneys taught him it would be both unsuccessful and unwise.

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  • Dean scampered out the door, tripping over a dozen "Dean for Sheriff" placards, delivered overnight by one of Fred's legion.

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  • And you randomly assign him new moms every few dozen years and then send Gabriel to pick them off at the end.

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  • Gabriel was sitting alone on top of one of the half dozen picnic tables.

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  • Donnie's entrance seemed to brighten Edith's morning as she clucked over him, cautioning him about the perils of his undertaking in a dozen different ways, all the while ignoring father Donald who'd fled from her bed the night before.

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  • She came down long enough to eat a dozen biscuits before she beat it back upstairs.

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  • The Wizard's sword-blade snapped into a dozen pieces at the first blow he struck against the wooden people.

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  • In 1921, a dozen years before he would be sworn in as president, Franklin Roosevelt was diagnosed with polio.

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  • I have thus surveyed the country on every side within a dozen miles of where I live.

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  • The forces of a dozen European nations burst into Russia.

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  • Behind it were seven hundred miles of hunger-stricken, hostile country; ahead were a few dozen miles separating it from its goal.

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  • But having taken a dozen steps he seemed to remember something and stopped.

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  • Now it held about two dozen people, some climbers preparing their equipment and photographers availing themselves of the excellent location where they could look straight down on the climbers below them.

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  • Cop two remained a dozen steps behind them as if to let the pair know they'd better do as they were told.

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  • When he finished eating, he called the Indiana number, letting the phone ring a dozen times.

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  • I could collar a dozen perps and someone'd bitch because I didn't line 'em up in alphabetical order.

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  • In between, he telephoned Indiana a dozen more times.

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  • Even if it was Bird Song where she stayed, the place must have been altered a dozen times in the last century.

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  • Jerome Shipton was scarcely a dozen feet lower, off to his left.

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  • But Ryland's personal knowledge of her was limited to a couple rolls in the hay a dozen years ago.

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  • There were a dozen such places, and the snow had melted over part of the rocky areas, making tracking almost impossible.

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  • The guards have shot another dozen people around the perimeters, and our sensors indicate there is a small camp of some sort housing over a hundred survivors nearby and another one with several hundred at the bottom of the mountain, she said.

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  • The first gate consisted of a few dozen men better armed than his team atop a thick steel wall with an iron core.

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  • The administrator scan, which only the President or Vice President could run, came back with half a dozen errors.

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  • Suddenly, half a dozen well-armed men appeared below her.

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  • His back was to the living area as he pulled off every one of the dozen weapons he wore on his body and lined them up in front of him to start cleaning.

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  • Sent her to half a dozen agencies on rotation.

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  • A dozen or so of the PMF soldiers were present.

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  • He faced the jungle.  The trees were battling demons, but one then a few then a dozen of the creatures escaped the jungle's grip to pursue.

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  • As it turned out, the safe house location was safe with Dean as he had no idea where they were after the first half dozen turns.

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  • Yet try as he may, he didn't know the names of the three little kids next door, who'd come trick-or-treating for a half dozen years, sold Girl Scout cookies and always smiled—and they knew his name.

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  • She remembered 'cause she hasn't had a dozen customers since.

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  • Andy Sackler and Dean responded to a call crosstown at Ralph's Barber Shop, where they found a crowd milling around the sidewalk and a half dozen customers seated inside.

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  • He and Randy shared the remains of nearly a dozen stale doughnuts after knocking off a quart of milk and a cheese sandwich each.

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  • When the road straightened once more, he heard a noise behind him and a dozen daredevils in the tuck posi­tion sped on by him with a wave and a rush of air.

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  • For all I know he has a dozen wives.

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  • A dozen things crossed her mind — none of them good.

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  • What if they bring a dozen?

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  • He turned to see Yully in the hallway outside the study, holding one of the dozen cats they'd adopted.

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  • He'd killed a dozen so far, but more kept appearing.

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  • If you try to escape, a dozen guards will cut you down before you reach the city wall.

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  • She gazed around, realizing that she and the two members of her guard occupied a cage filled with the bloated corpses of a half dozen other men, what was left of her guard.

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  • Of the half dozen bladders in the secret cupboard, three were filled.

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  • At a pause, he darted to a small enclave hugging the walls, where a dozen warriors were gathered.

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  • Swords flashing, they sprinted towards her and the center of the city only to be brought down by a flurry of arrows a dozen feet before her.

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  • But she didn't - even after a dozen exhausting swings.

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  • There could be a dozen of them up there, but she wouldn't be able to see them.

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  • I'm a dime a dozen.

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  • They won't let me in, Ashley's text was accompanied by half a dozen frowny faces.

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  • It was useless for her to fantasize about Xander, not when a couple dozen women who belonged on the covers of magazines were gathered around.

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  • The first consists of cutting up the various fabrics and materials employed into shapes suitable for forming the leaves, petals, &c.; this may be done by scissors, but more often stamps are employed which will cut through a dozen or more thicknesses at one blow.

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  • Ivan intervened in 1558 and quickly captured Narva, Dorpat and a dozen smaller fortresses; then, in 1560, Livonia placed herself beneath the protection of Poland, and King Sigismund II.

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  • He is invoked with his double Mitra in some dozen hymns.

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  • Each tribe occupied a recognized territory, averaging perhaps a dozen square miles, and used a common dialect.

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  • Some two dozen distinct species have been described as occurring in man.

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  • In the case of the plain or directly excited antenna the oscillations are highly damped, and each train probably only consists at most of half a dozen oscillations.

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  • The lower portion of the trachea consists of thin membranes, about half a dozen of the rings being very thin or deficient.

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  • The species, about a dozen in number, are widely distributed over Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea and several of the adjacent islands.

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  • Arrah is famous for an incident in the Mutiny, when a dozen Englishmen, with 50 Sikhs, defended an ordinary house against 2000 Sepoys and a multitude of armed insurgents, perhaps four times that number.

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  • At the western end of the lake is the Shelter Stone, an enormous block of granite resting upon two other blocks, which can accommodate a dozen persons.

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  • In 1832 the Registro Trimestre, a literary and scientific journal printed at Mexico, contained a communication by Dr. Pablo de la Llave, describing this species (with which he first became acquainted before 1810, from examining more than a dozen specimens obtained by the natural-history expedition to New Spain and kept in the palace of the Retiro near Madrid) under the name by which it is now known, Pharomacrus mocino.3 Quezal, male and female.

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  • But these conquests, with others made at the expense of Persia, were restored to the latter power after Peter's death, a dozen years later.

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  • In the following year Vigors returned to the subject in some papers published in the recently established Zoological Journal, and found an energetic condisciple and coadjutor in Swainson, who, for more than a dozen years - to the end, in fact, of his career as an ornithological writer was instant in season and out of season in pressing on all his readers the views he had, through Vigors, adopted from Macleay, though not without some modification of detail if not of principle.

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  • The number of eggs produced at a time varies enormously according to the species, from about half a dozen, more or less, in some ant-mimicking Attidae or jumping spiders to many hundreds in the larger orbicular-webbed spiders of the family Argyopidae.

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  • The Latin and Greek anthologies contain about a dozen epigrams under his name.

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  • There are over a dozen of such instances.

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  • He founded the " Allgemeiner Deutscher Arbeiterverein," was its president and almost single-handed champion, conducted its affairs, and carried on a vast correspondence, not to mention about a dozen state prosecutions in which he was during that period involved.

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  • The characteristic craft for local service in the immediate environment of Bagdad is the kufa, a circular boat of basket-work covered with bitumen, often of a size sufficient to carry five or six horses and a dozen men.

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  • No fewer than three separate dialects and a dozen sub-dialects are known in it.

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  • This vast tract, which is only a few dozen feet above the sea, and most probably was covered by the Northern sea during the Post-Pliocene period, stretches from the lowlands.

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  • He frequently received honourable mention for his behaviour in action, and in 1818 he received the medal of the Humane Society for "at least a dozen" gallant rescues.

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  • The Horologium oscillatorium, published with a dedication to his royal patron in 1673, contained original discoveries sufficient to have furnished materials for half a dozen striking disquisitions.

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  • Although the coast of Brazil shows a large number of bays and tide-water river channels which are apparently suitable for commercial ports, a close examination of them reduces the number of good ports to less than a dozen.

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  • The naval strength of the republic consisted in 1906 of a collection of armoured and wooden vessels of various ages and types of construction, of which three armoured vessels (including the two designed for coast defence), four protected cruisers, five destroyers and torpedo-cruisers, and half a dozen torpedo boats represented what may be termed the effective fighting force.

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  • The Arpad kings had succeeded in encircling their whole southern frontier with half a dozen military colonies or banates, comprising, roughly speaking, Little Walachia, 2 and the northern parts of Bulgaria, Servia and Bosnia.

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  • To this vindictive legislation, which converted the labouring population into a sullenly hostile 1 It should be remembered that at this time one-third of the land belonged to the church, and the remainder was in the hands of less than a dozen great families who had also appropriated the royal domains.

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  • According to contemporary records the number of prelates and priests in the three parts of Hungary at the beginning of the 17th century was but 103, all told, and of the great families not above half a dozen still clung to Catholicism.

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  • On the 7th of March the diet of Kremsier was dissolved, and immediately afterwards a proclama- tion tion was issued in the name of the emperor Francis Joseph establishing a united constitution for the whole empire, of which Hungary, cut up into half a dozen administrative districts, was henceforth to be little more than the largest of several subject provinces.

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  • The various parties meanwhile had split up into some half a dozen sub-sections; but the expected fusion of the party of independence and the government fell through, and the barren struggle continued till the celebration of the millennium of the foundation of the monarchy produced for some months a lull in politics.

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  • From this great mass of details, soon represented in Paris by the collection of some ioo,000 cards, it was possible, proceeding by exhaustion, to sift and sort down the cards till a small bundle of half a dozen produced the combined facts of the measurements of the individual last sought.

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  • Before the introduction of railways there were no permanent bridges across the Rhine below Basel; but now trains cross it at about a dozen different points in Germany and Holland.

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  • The idea was at once extremely popular, and a dozen similar papers were started within the year, at least one half bearing colourable imitations of the title.

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  • The best proof of his real powers of statesmanship is that the peace of Utrecht was subsequently made on the broad lines which he had laid down as the only security for European peace nearly a dozen years before its conclusion.

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  • About two dozen ugly-looking species inhabit rivers and estuaries from Bengal to Australia.

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  • Among the poems written or at least sketched during this period were L'Oaristys, L'Aveugle, La Jeune Malade, Bacchus,Euphrosine and Ld Jeune Tarentine, the last a synthesis of his purest manner, mosaic though it is of reminiscences of at least a dozen classical poets.

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  • The earthquake of 1858 levelled it to the ground with the exception of about a dozen houses.

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  • At the British occupation there were about two dozen families bearing titles of nobility granted, alt.

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  • There are about a dozen species known of this genus, mainly Mexican.

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  • Names like Shakespeare, Grotius, Bacon, Hobbes appear in half a dozen different places.

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  • In 1906 he was elected to Parliament as Labour member for Leicester, and held the seat for a dozen years.

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  • In England there are a dozen Benedictine nunneries.

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  • On the uplands structures were of stone laid up in a dozen ways.

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  • Half a dozen landed estates were purchased in Saxony to supply timber for pit props.

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  • To this period belong five Masses, a dozen operas, over thirty clavier-sonatas, over forty quartets, over a hundred orchestral symphonies and overtures, a Stabat Mater, a set of interludes for the service of the Seven Words, an Oratorio Tobias written for the Tonkiinstler-Societe t of Vienna, and a vast number of concertos, divertimenti and smaller pieces, among which were no less than 175 for Prince Nicholas' favourite instrument, the baryton.

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  • Milwaukee is favourably situated commercially, with excellent facilities for shipping both by lake and rail afforded by four trunk lines and a dozen lines of lake steamboats.

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  • The marsh, drained by many channels, seldom rises over a dozen feet above sea-level.

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  • In the southern section of the Blue Ridge are Grandfather Mountain (59 6 4 ft.), with three other summits above 5000, and a dozen more above 4000.

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  • At about half a dozen yards from the cliff, widening and becoming lower, it extends outwards into a platform, which has a slight seaward inclination, but is easy to walk upon, and for nearly ioo yds.

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  • Thus at this period Poland was a confederation of half a dozen semiindependent states.

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  • And now, eighty-four years after his death, Poland was once more split up into half a dozen loosely federated states in the hands of country gentlemen too ignorant and prejudiced to look beyond the boundaries of their own provinces.

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  • The Potoccy, whose possessions in south Poland and the Ukraine covered thousands of square miles, the Radziwillowie, who were omnipotent in Lithuania and included half a dozen millionaires`' amongst them, the Lubomirscy and their fellows, hated the Czartoryscy because they were too eminent, and successfully obstructed all their well-meant efforts.

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  • During the dozen or more years he spent in Germany he was entrusted with several honourable and difficult missions, which brought him into contact with the courts of Dresden,Vienna, Munich and Wurttemberg, as well as with Napoleon.

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  • They are very prolific, the female producing several litters in the year, each consisting of over a dozen blind young; and these, when not more than three weeks old, are turned out of the parental burrow to form underground homes for themselves.

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  • Phrynosoma, with about a dozen species, the "horned toads" of California to Texas, and through Mexico.

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  • The Italian Bible was printed a dozen times before A.D.

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  • The mean of a dozen foot-measures (1) gives 11.616 ± 0.008, and of long lengths and buildings 11.607 ± 0.01.

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  • But probably as good theories could be found for any other amount; and certainly the facts should not be set aside, as almost every author has done, in favour of some one of half a dozen theories.

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  • The food of the common people is chiefly made up of Indian corn, beans, red peppers and " tomatoes," There are about 50 known species of beans (Phaseolus) in Mexico and Central America, and probably a dozen species of red peppers (Capsicum) which are used both in seasoning and in making chili sauce.

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  • But there were about a dozen intermediate " named varieties," of which the salto-atras (tending away from white) and tente en l'aire (tending towards white) may be mentioned; and many of the last named eventually passed into the Creole class, sometimes by the decree of a court.

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  • In this genus the number of segments composing the pygidium is obscured, as also it is in the genus Illaenus, which has as many as ten movable segments preceding the large semi-circular pygidium; but in such forms as Ogygia and Asaphus, which have about eight free segments, the sutural lines on the pygidium indicate that it is composed of about a dozen or more segments.

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  • No fewer than three rebellions, with the object of releasing and reinstating him, had to be suppressed, and his prison was changed half a dozen times.

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  • Between 1800 and 1805 a dozen families settled here, and in the latter year a grist mill, the first manufacturing establishment, was built on Onondaga Creek.

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  • Richardson Afterwards Wrote Half A Dozen Other Romances, Dealing Chiefly With Incidents In Canadian History.

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  • The feelers of these insects are elongate and thread-like, consisting of from a dozen to nearly thirty segments.

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  • There are only two towns, Bengazi and Derna, and not half a dozen settlements beside, worthy to be called villages.

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  • Here he reared a continuous rampart with a ditch in front of it, fair-sized forts, probably a dozen in number, built either close behind it or actually abutting on it, and a connecting road running from end to end.

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  • Besides the dozen forts on the wall, one or two outposts may have been held at Ardoch and Abernethy along the natural route which runs by Stirling and Perth to the lowlands of the east coast.

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  • Thus during the 1st century we hear of about a dozen different tribes in and around the lower part of the basin of the Rhine.

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  • Of this farm he " tilled as much as kept half a dozen men," retaining also grass for a hundred sheep and thirty cattle.

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  • The plain extending from Urfa to a dozen miles below Harran has a rich red-brown humus derived from the Nimrud Dagh east of Edessa.

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  • The experiments of Raoult on solutions of organic bodies in water and on solutions of many substances in some dozen organic solvents have confirmed this result, and therefore the theoretical value of the osmotic pressure from which it was deduced.

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  • The Ashanti are divided into a large number of tribes, of whom a dozen may be distinguished, namely, the Bekwai, Adansi, Juabin, Kokofu, Kumasi, Mampon, Nsuta, Nkwanta, Dadiassi, Daniassi, Ofinsu and Adjisu.

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  • In this way he spent some dozen years, till 1541, when he was invited by Archbishop Ernst to settle at Salzburg, under his protection.

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  • A few translations into other languages exist, as of the Chirurgia magna and some other works into French, and of one or two into Dutch, Italian and even Arabic. The translations into English amount to about a dozen, dating mostly from the middle of the 17th century.

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  • Krushevats is the capital of a department bearing the same name, and has an active trade in tobacco, hemp, flax, grain and livestock, for the sale of which it possesses about a dozen markets.

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  • The rivers flow across the plain in broad, level valleys, only a few hundred or even only a few dozen feet lower than the watersheds; they separate into many branches, enclosing islands, forming creeks, and drowning wide tracts of land during inundations.

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  • Hardly half a dozen monasteries survive, inhabited by small and ever dwindling communities.

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  • After the rise of the kingdom, palaces were erected separate from the temples; the sites of those of Hadad-nirari I., Shalmaneser I., and Assur-nazir-pal have been discovered by the German excavators, and about a dozen more are referred to in the inscriptions.

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  • Artichokes and tomato sauce are the principal of these products, of which several dozen million tins are annually exported from Sicily to the Italian mainland, to Germany and to South America.

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  • She lays several dozen eggs in a carefully prepared nest.

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  • Of works certainly executed by him during his years of travel there are extant, besides the Basel wood-block, only a much-injured portrait of himself, very finely dressed and in the first bloom of his admirable manly beauty, dated 1493 and originally painted on vellum but since transferred to canvas (this is the portrait of the Felix Goldschmid collection); a miniature painting on vellum at Vienna (a small figure of the Child-Christ); and some half a dozen drawings, of which the most important are the characteristic pen portrait of himself at Erlangen, with a Holy Family on the reverse much in the manner of Schongauer; another Holy Family in nearly the same style at Berlin; a study from the female nude in the Bonnat collection; a man and woman on horseback in Berlin; a man on horseback, and an executioner about to behead a young man, at the British Museum, &c. These drawings all show Diirer intent above all things on the sternly accurate delineation of ungeneralized individual forms by means of strongly accented outline and shadings curved, somewhat like the shadings of Martin Schongauer's engravings, so as to follow their modellings and roundness.

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  • After some half - dozen miscellaneous single prints - "Samson and the Lion," the "Annunciation," the "Ten Thousand Martyrs," the "Knight and Men-at-arms," the "Men's Bath," &c. - he undertook and by 1498 completed his famous series of sixteen great designs for the Apocalypse.

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  • On some of the platforms there are upwards of a dozen images, now thrown from their pedestals and lying in all directions.

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  • A man may see some sport on an animal that cost him £40; others may consider it necessary to keep an expensive establishment at Melton Mowbray or elsewhere in the Shires, with a dozen or more 500-guinea hunters, some covert-hacks, and a corresponding staff of servants.

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  • The usual length of such a suttanta is about a dozen pages; only a few of them are longer, and a collection of such suttantas might be called a book.

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  • The last dozen vertebrae each carry a pair of well-developed typical quills.

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  • Three-fourths of all the buildings of the city are of one very high storey; there are but a few dozen buildings as high as four storeys.

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  • Within half a dozen years no fewer than fifty-four new prisons were built on the Pentonville plan, which now began to serve generally as a "model" for imitation, not in England alone, but all over the world.

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  • In 1900 a dozen other towns had a population exceeding 2500, the most important being Hot Springs (9973), Helena (5550), Texarkana (4914), Jonesboro (4508), Fayetteville (4061), Eureka Springs (3572), Mena (3423) and Paragould (3324).

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  • Of Asmai's many works mentioned in the catalogue known as the Fihrist, only about half a dozen are extant.

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  • The proximity of the mountain range to the seashore causes the rivers of the west coast, with the single exception of the Padas, to be rapid, boulder-obstructed, shallow streams of little value as means of communication for a distance of more than half a dozen miles from their mouths.

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  • There is no reason why the date 476 should stand out in European history more strongly than half a dozen other such dates.

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  • This is a species of comparatively limited range, breeding only in some two or three localities in the Shetlands, about half a dozen in the Faeroes, 3 and hardly more in Iceland.

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  • Owen (13,102), Teocalli Mountain (13,220), Snow Mass (13,970, Hayden) and Maroon (14,003, Hayden) mountains, Castle Peak (14,259), Capitol Mountain (13,997, Hayden), Pyramid Peak (13,885, Hayden), Taylor Peak (13,419), and about a dozen other summits above 12,000 ft.

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  • The Southern Park, which runs into New Mexico, is traversed by the Rio Grande del Norte and more than a dozen of its mountain tributaries.

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  • More than a dozen mountain passes lie above io,000 ft.

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  • With Marshall, his brother-in-law, and about a dozen fellow-believers he settled at Sandy Creek, North Carolina, and in a few years had built up a church with a membership of more than six hundred.

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  • As soon as ten or a dozen eggs are laid, the cock begins to brood, always taking his place on them at nightfall surrounded by the hens, while by day they relieve one another, more it would seem to guard their common treasure from jackals and small beasts of prey than directly to forward the process of hatching, for that is often left wholly to the sun.'

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  • The first "detectives" appointed numbered only a dozen, three inspectors and nine sergeants, to whom, however, six constables were shortly added as "auxiliaries," but the number was gradually enlarged as the manifest uses of the system became more and more obvious.

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  • His part in building up the Roman Catholic Church in western Pennsylvania cannot be estimated; but it is said that at his death there were 10,000 members of his church in the district where forty years before he had found a scant dozen.

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  • Among the nine hundred species of Solanum less than a dozen have this property of forming tubers, but similar growths are formed at the ends of the shoots of the common bramble, of Convolvulus sepium, of Helianthus tuberoses, the so-called Jerusalem artichoke, of Sagittaria, and other plants.

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  • The worst was that of 1868; it caused five deaths, and cracked a dozen old buildings.

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  • Two hundred discourses exist to prove his fecundity, while his versatility is shown by the fact that he could treat the same subject differently on half a dozen occasions.

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  • These volumes contain about a dozen works of the oldest school of Buddhism, the Hinayana, and about 300 works, mostly very short, belonging to the Tantra school.

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  • From a dozen to a score may be seen at once so occupying themselves.

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  • The shores of Botany Bay were found to be unsuitable for residence or cultivation, and Captain Phillip transferred the people under his command to Port Jackson, half a dozen miles away, near the site of the present city of Sydney.

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  • Dom Bouquet's Historiens de la Gaule et de la France - the national repertory for French historians - is but one of a dozen tasks of similar magnitude.

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  • Here rises the peak of Snowdon (3560 ft.), the culminating point of South Britain, and near it half a dozen summits exceed 3000 ft., while Cader Idris, farther south, though slightly lower, presents a singularly imposing outline.

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  • In the Alaskan Range and the Aleutian Range there are more than a dozen live volcanoes, several of them remarkable; the latter range is composed largely of volcanic material.

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  • The output of eggs increased from 9,3 6 9,534 dozen in 1889 to 13,304,150 dozen in 1899.

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  • It contains the loftiest summits of the entire range, fully a dozen exceeding Mont Blanc in altitude (see table below).

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  • These two ranges are connected by more than half a dozen short transverse spurs or necks, inclosing as many cirques or high cauldron glens.

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  • A dozen kinds of insects, with a few varieties of spiders, flies and worms, complete the meagre list.

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  • Lesser mendicant orders sprang up in all directions - Gasquet mentions half a dozen such that found their way into England (English Monastic Life, p. 241) - in such numbers that the Council of Lyons in 1274 found it necessary to suppress all except the orders already named.

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  • The town consists of a labyrinth of narrow, winding, dirty streets, with poor, square, flat-roofed houses, half a dozen madrasas (Mahommedan colleges), a score of mosques, and some masars (tombs of Mahommedan saints).

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  • Among other members of this order are the eagle, osprey, vulture, buzzard, kite and hawk, with about a dozen species in all.

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  • There were still, however, about a dozen free republics, most of them with aristocratic government, and it was in these that reforming movements met with most approval and support.

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  • The Zuurberg, owing to the north-east trend of the shore, becomes, east of Port Elizabeth, a coast range, and the central chain is represented by a more northerly line of hills, with a dozen different names, which are a south-easterly spur of the Sneeuwberg.

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  • It takes ten acres of Karroo to feed a sheep, but it was now seen that a few square yards of diamondiferous blue ground would feed a dozen families.

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  • Herr Hartmann, too, points out that, even if the knights (on foot) had been ranged in serried ranks, there must have been sufficient space left between them to allow them to move their arms, and therefore that no man, however gigantic he might have been, could have seized hold of more than half a dozen spears at once.

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  • But the system has never spread; and the word " dozen " itself is based on the denary scale.

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  • The word, like dozen and couple, is still in use, but rather in a vague than in a precise sense.

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  • Many of them came to own land in ten or a dozen counties remote from each other, a fact which was of the greatest importance in determining the character of English feudalism.

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  • She had no near relatives, and more than a dozen ScOttish or Anglo-Scottish nobles, distantly related, to the royal line, put in a claim to the crown, or at least to a part of the royal heritage.

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  • This question of the relations between the English and the Scottish crowns had been raised a dozen times between the days of Edward the Elder and those of Henry IlL There was no denying the fact that the northern.

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  • It seemed as if the court system which Burke had been denouncing for a dozen years was now finally broken, and as if the party which he had been the chief instrument in instructing, directing and keeping together must now inevitably possess power for many years to come.

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  • Either they had been wrong, and violently wrong, for a dozen years, or else Lord North was the guiltiest political instrument since Strafford.

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  • The traditional routes between China on the one side and West Turkestan and Persia on the other have from time immemorial crossed the Tian-shan system at some half a dozen points.

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  • The general colour is a delicate pale brown, with about a dozen and a half darker cross-bars, which are often connected by a still darker dorso-lateral streak, enclosing large oval spots.

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  • Accompanied by a dozen families he removed thither early in 1636.

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  • Half a dozen small books of devotion are all that remain.

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  • But vassalage could only be a cause of disintegration, not of unity, and that this disintegration did not at once spread indefinitely was due to the dozen or so great military commands Flanders, Burgundy, Aquitaine, &c.which Charles the Bald had been obliged to establish on a strong territorial basis.

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  • In the United States of America Langstroth's frame and hive are the acknowledged " standards " among the great body of bee-keepers, although about a dozen different frames, Size of varying more or less in size, have their adherents.

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  • In Eclipse's pedigree there are upwards of a dozen mares whose pedigrees are not known, but who are supposed to be of native blood.

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  • In Herod's pedigree there are fully a dozen dams whose pedigree is unknown.

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  • The "schools" of whitebait advancing and retiring with the tide for days, and probably for weeks, have to run the gauntlet of a dozen of these nets, and therefore get very much thinned in number by the end of the season.

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  • The most abundant species of this forest were the oaks and chestnuts, of which a dozen have been collected; laurels, Viburnum, ivy, several Aralias, Dewalquea, a Thuja and several Ferns may be added.

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  • A dozen years have passed and we're now all pushing thirty, like a scene from an eighties classic movie.

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  • A dozen or so shabbily dressed men and one elderly woman, similarly attired stood around outside.

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  • I later thanked Mary Beth mightily for her keen observation skills that cost me a dozen years and saved me for Jesus.

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  • A dozen vehicles were parked near the structure, itself the size of a small warehouse.

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  • He and his vamps had fought half the night and created the battlefield full of destruction before the dozen Guardians assigned to the safe house were overwhelmed.

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  • Like a small cadre of the like-minded Ouray citizens, she was enthusiastically active on a dozen local boards and charities.

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  • Gabriel followed, ignoring the rows of delicate glassware, Bunsen burners, machines, and other science toys that employed the two dozen immortal scientists.

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  • She saw Ully, Jade, Ileana, Gabriel…and a dozen more she didn't know.

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  • He was a woman-chasing, obnoxious bastard in a dozen different ways.

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  • The command hub held a dozen workstations, one for each eastern critical infrastructure, and a wall secured behind titanium glass of keypads, buttons, and computer screens that acted as the emergency backup.

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  • We had two teams operational able to conduct a mission requiring well over a dozen teams and no supplies.

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  • Sensing demons in the upcoming halls, he replaced his hood and stepped from the stairwell leading to the basement into the hall on the main floor.  Half a dozen demons paced the corridor, three dressed as scouts like he was.  Rhyn made his way through his half-brethren, once again getting an idea of how many were there.

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  • A half dozen workers whose desks were in sight of their superior all pretended unsuccessfully to act busy while sneaking peeks at the stranger.

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  • They argued their way back to Parkside with Dean playing the devil's advocate while Fred quoted a dozen mystery stories that bore out his hypothesis, a hypothesis that grew in detail with each passing mile.

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  • Yet try as he may, he didn't know the names of the three little kids next door, who'd come trick-or-treating for a half dozen years, sold Girl Scout cookies and always smiled—and they knew his name.

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  • Patrons from a dozen tables gave Dean a stare fit for the Bastard of the Year.

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  • A dozen things crossed her mind — none of them good.

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  • How do I fight an enemy I can't see until it's wiped out a few dozen of my vamps?

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  • The Oracle was ready to pop and the wall was guarded by half a dozen men.

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  • Over a dozen studies have investigated the effects of exposure on lymphocytes.

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  • Manifest has noted that approximately a dozen companies have failed to record abstentions in their proxy poll disclosures.

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  • Over 100 different blanket squares can be knitted up to create a dozen unique Afghans in a variety of styles.

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  • Here a huge german airship flamed earthward with a dozen flat Asiatic craft about her, crushing her every attempt to recover.

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  • Over two dozen Corsairs are believed to be still airworthy, most in the United States.

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  • Typing ps ax on Saturday usually gave me a half dozen processes to kill.

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  • You sold me a futon and I gave you a dozen onion bagels.

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  • I fear the time will shortly arrive when we shall need at least half a dozen new bedspreads in the Infirmary.

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  • Half a dozen fire engines fought the blaze, thought to have started at about 10pm.

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  • He pulled out a sack and tore it into thin strips and tied a few to each of half a dozen crossbow bolts.

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  • For the boys a dozen pairs of leather breeches were purchased.

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  • This does not include several dozen brigands killed in skirmishes or while being transported to prisons.

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  • I have a dozen budgies, really I just adore them.

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  • A huge block of gold bullion, located in a dozen western European centers was also on offer.

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  • We must hope that his few remaining unrecorded orchestral works will make it to disk alongside his half a dozen plus chamber orchestra cantatas.

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  • Near the market royal Caribbean also not much was half a dozen.

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  • Perhaps a dozen times I've had a Linux system freeze or go comatose enough that I hard reset it.

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  • The Phoenician homeland was a loose confederation of half a dozen cities along the coast of Lebanon.

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  • A half dozen cormorants congregated around the post marking the outlet pipe, occasionally diving under.

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  • Memory lifted the coverlets and I saw again that day of crushing distress nearly half a dozen years before.

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  • A compact, pleasant north facing sandstone crag with over a dozen routes up to HVS.

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  • An active recording artist, Ms. Alsop has a discography of more than two dozen CDs, with many on the Naxos label.

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  • A dozen years ago there was a scheme to beautify and redevelop the docklands of Newport by the creation of a freshwater lake.

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  • Direct home billing seized two dozen are not interested.

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  • The dirty dozen Tim Atkin on wines with pulling power plus his 12 top bottles for seduction.

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  • At this time the black spiky larvae can often be seen basking in clusters of several dozen.

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  • Membership of the group grew from a few dozen In the 1940s to around 700 at the turn of the century.

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  • I must get a half dozen offers of University Diplomas each week.

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  • If you have a baker's dozen or so of good poems, why spread them thin, or sit on them?

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  • Lewknor School borrowed an incubator to hatch a dozen eggs.

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  • In the course of the morning he successfully disposed of a dozen or more, and was highly elated.

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  • I was surprised to see about a dozen soldiers encamped outside Papa's door.

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  • There's nothing like a night in with the lads watching the footie with a few dozen cans.

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  • A half dozen fuzz algorithms, from smooth germanium transistor fuzz to harsh silicon clipping fuzz boxes.

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  • I found a dozen gamesters round the table, but what was my surprise to recognize in the holder of the bank Count Medini.

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  • At that time, the CPI consisted of barely a few dozen cadres with only a rudimentary grasp of Marxism and Bolshevik functioning.

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  • In the moonlight lay a scattered hamlet of half a dozen houses at the foot of black, precipitous hills.

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  • A dozen years ago, the only mobile handsets to be seen in public were on the set of Star Trek.

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  • The ranch has a large corral with a dozen or so hapless cattle for the tourists ' sport - some with large horns.

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  • On drier land, several dozen harriers competed in the popular Abbey Dash.

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  • The bubbling hot tub was taken up with half a dozen cowboys still wearing their hats.

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  • So in early spring a dozen eager falconers set about creating the perfect sporting idyll.

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  • A dozen good articles do not make an author infallible.

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  • Luxury ski lodges provide accommodation for up to two dozen inhabitants in very restful bedrooms, both with private en-suite bath and loo.

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  • Ten people were killed and over a dozen injured by a parachute mine at South Merstham in April of 1941.

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  • A flock of about a dozen jackdaws foraged around the green mown grass of the Holmbush roundabout, northeast Shoreham.

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  • There were also approximately a dozen small lacerations around his head, face and neck.

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  • There was an ugly scrum as photographers fought to get a picture - as a dozen minders ensured no-one got a glimpse.

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  • One night in the fall of 1899 a local presbyterian minister found half a dozen boys on the steps of the small town hall.

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  • He did not put the mitten on, but, instead, struck the fingers a dozen sharp smashes against his leg.

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  • Monkey sanctuary - Home to a colony of wooly monkey sanctuary - Home to a colony of wooly monkeys, the Sanctuary accepts several dozen volunteers a year.

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  • The ropes tying some horses in the truck broke on at least a dozen occasions.

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  • Secondly he has added oodles of back story and added at least half a dozen new characters.

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  • The summit is unmarked and any one of half a dozen craggy outcrops could be the highest point.

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  • Jenkins said that he trained on ' champagne and a dozen oysters ' .

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  • Every summer a dozen or so babies die after being left in hot cars while their parents play pachinko.

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  • It's a birdwatchers Paradise, with over a dozen bird hides, many of which are wheelchair accessible.

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  • We started with a dozen delicious salads all served at once, then came crispy deep fried filo parcels of spicy fish.

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  • At least a dozen remain on the sea, along with 2 imm m Eiders, and an Egyptian Goose flew past.

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  • We also had about a dozen plaice between 1¼ lbs & 2 lbs.

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  • Every week at least two dozen of them offer you the hot poop on Elvis's illegitimate kids or terminal cancer.

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  • Iron age remains seem to have been especially prolific, with a dozen barrows near Andover and numerous settlements throughout England.

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  • In practice, I gather that there are currently only a few dozen refuseniks insisting on headscarves.

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  • Aileen could successfully exchange repartee against a dozen at once.

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  • These mules are equipped with saddles designed to carry two dozen shovels.

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  • Do you know sir, I put six dozen eggs in that cask.

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  • Considering that I did over a dozen in November, it's fair to say that I've somewhat slackened the pace.

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  • Even as late as April we linked to half a dozen stories about freak snowstorms.

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  • They seem to be scared stiff that ten or a dozen Bolsheviks will infect the whole world.

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  • He has traveled extensively in India during the past forty-seven years, having visited the subcontinent more than a dozen times.

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  • It took a dozen cavers about eight hours to drain the sump of water.

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  • To the dozen medics around the table, the point that the doctor was making seemed almost superfluous.

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  • The man had also to pay threepence per dozen to the ' master ' for ' giving out ' of the work.

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  • One night in the fall of 1899 a local Presbyterian minister found half a dozen boys on the steps of the small town hall.

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  • Don Peters is at present up to 4 dozen a day, and looks unbelievable.

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  • In that time you could shoot at least a dozen of the furry little vermin.

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  • At Bagdad, besides the memorials of the caliphate, may be seen a few remains of the old Babylonian city of Bagdadu, and a dozen miles southward, on the east bank of the river, stands Takhti-Khesra, the royal palace at Ctesiphon, the most conspicuous and picturesque ruin in all Babylonia, opposite which, on the other side of the river, are the low ruin mounds of ancient Seleucia.

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  • Pellico and Maron.celli were immured in the Spielberg; Confalonieri and two dozen others were condemned to death, their sentences being, however, commuted to imprisonment in that same terrible fortress.

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  • The existence of blights and mildews of cereals had been observed and recorded in very ancient times, as witness the Bible, where half a dozen references to such scourges occur in the Old Testament alone.

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  • Again, the anti-Wagnerians were entirely justified in penetrating below the splendidly simple and original orchestration of the night-scene between Ortrud and Telramund, and pointing out how feebly its music drifts among a dozen vague keys by means of the diminished 7th; a device which teachers have tried to weed out of every highflown exercise since that otiose chord was first discovered in the 17th century.

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  • Both Servia and Bulgaria were by this time split up into half a dozen principalities which, as much for religious as for political reasons, preferred paying tribute to the Turks to acknowledging the hegemony of Hungary.

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  • A dozen generations of men have rejoiced in the gentle irony with which Montaigne handles the ludicrum humani saeculi, in the quaint felicity of his selection of examples, and in the real though sometimes fantastic wisdom of his comment on his selections.

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  • The mean of a dozen foot-measures (1) gives 11.616 ± 0.008, and of long lengths and buildings 11.607 ± 0.01.

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  • In actual picturesqueness as well as in general veracity of picture, the book cannot approach Carlyle's; while as a mere chronicle of the events it is inferior to half a dozen prosaic histories older and younger than itself.

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  • He was about twenty-eight years old, and had left Canada and his father's house a dozen years before to work in the States, and earn money to buy a farm with at last, perhaps in his native country.

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  • You may see from a boat, in calm weather, near the sandy eastern shore, where the water is eight or ten feet deep, and also in some other parts of the pond, some circular heaps half a dozen feet in diameter by a foot in height, consisting of small stones less than a hen's egg in size, where all around is bare sand.

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  • It is wonderful with what elaborateness this simple fact is advertised--this piscine murder will out--and from my distant perch I distinguish the circling undulations when they are half a dozen rods in diameter.

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  • He manoeuvred so cunningly that I could not get within half a dozen rods of him.

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  • Princess Mary will take her there and show her over, and they'll talk nineteen to the dozen.

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  • Often after collecting alms, and reckoning up twenty to thirty rubles received for the most part in promises from a dozen members, of whom half were as well able to pay as himself, Pierre remembered the masonic vow in which each Brother promised to devote all his belongings to his neighbor, and doubts on which he tried not to dwell arose in his soul.

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  • Nicholas, who, as the roads were in splendid condition, wanted to take them all for a drive in his troyka, proposed to take with them about a dozen of the serf mummers and drive to "Uncle's."

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  • For traveling, I standardly pack enough for about two dozen slides into a quart size zip-lock freezer bag.

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  • She lifted the sheets from another case; no Henry; only advance boy game game list G.P.R., in six dozen rakish volumes.

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  • Half a dozen rangy leatherette booths make up the seating along the walls.

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  • I must have lost two dozen good rosemary bushes over the past 10 years solely through poor drainage coupled with winter wet.

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  • However, in Tokyo Mary Rand 's sensational victory in the long jump started the surge to a dozen medals.

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  • Considering that I did over a dozen in November, it 's fair to say that I 've somewhat slackened the pace.

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  • We would normally have light snow on a half dozen days. The most severe snowfall in recent years was about 7 years ago.

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  • In Britain there are no more than two dozen individual sporophyte plants, living in about a dozen places.

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  • Full two dozen stiffening criminal penalties boosting sales for.

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  • His clothes were rent in a dozen places, he was covered in dust, one hand had been trodden upon.

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  • Rotate the compost tumbler half a dozen times once a day.

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  • A dozen images of Kagami now stood looking down at him, pale against the bloody twilight sky.

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  • Dozen oil companies legendary two-time world every time we the guy who.

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  • Inside, being given preference over a dozen people sitting in a waiting room, she is ushered into the office of Albert Einstein.

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  • It should be noted that neither of the two warring factions consisted of much more than a dozen analysts each.

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  • There were appparently less than a dozen copies pressed and these really WERE test pressings.

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  • Could you explain what theidiom"a dime a dozen" means?

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  • We have set two dozen traps in an attempt to eradicate the mice from our house.

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  • Baby's First Christmas outfits are especially sweet, but are a dime a dozen in many department stores and baby depots.

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  • Once you have folded a few dozen of them, you will be able to do it in your sleep.

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  • There are over a dozen different variations of motorcycles, but here are the three most common.

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  • Whether you have one - or one dozen - sports cards, Kruk offers friendly and cost efficient service.

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  • While most mini muffin pans cook up two dozen muffins at a time, some of these, such as the Norpro Mini Muffin Tin and the Wilton Excelle Elite Mini Muffin Pan, make just twelve.

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