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  • a lot of time hanging out with my boyfriend, Christopher Schneberger, and attending Avocet concerts (Avocet is the band Chris plays drums with.)

    An Interview with Audrey Niffenegger

  • The Avocet is the 'lawyer bird', black-capped like an ancient advocate, standing no nonsense like a judge, strutting and probing like an expensive QC.

    Peter Stothard - Times Online - WBLG:

  • The Avocet is the 'lawyer bird', black-capped like an ancient advocate, standing no nonsense like a judge, strutting and probing like an expensive QC.

    Observer's Books for ever

  • I will be wearing my usual Avocet touring shoes, khaki touring shorts extra short, ragg wool socks, Primal "Pink Floyd" jersey and disheveled, Cytomax-encrusted beard.

    Gender Issues: Sealing Victory With A Kiss

  • I've heard that serial retrogrouch and uber-curmudgeon Jobst Brandt once caught somebody spying on him as he was in flagrante rota aedificium edificium with a truing stand and a Mavic MA2, and then proceeded to savagely beat the voyeur with an Avocet FasGrip.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • And Thorburn's Pied Avocet, that tall and graceful wader with its side-swiping beak, was the first Avocet I ever saw - at a time when the real birds lived nowhere even as close as Suffolk.

    Peter Stothard - Times Online - WBLG:

  • Dang, I thought for sure my Avocet touring shoes would make me faster, but they were fitting a little loose.

    BSNYC Fried "A" Fun Quiz!

  • They describe what the visitor to a bird sanctuary cannot see, even in the nesting season which is not quite on us yet: how the female are adept at 'egg dumping', the art of adding an egg to the nest of another Avocet, and how 'adoption' too is an Avocet skill, the exchange of chicks between those mothers with too many and those with too few.

    Peter Stothard - Times Online - WBLG:

  • BTW, the correct Fred saddle is an Avocet Touring I from 1984 with a red Spenco gel pad on it.

    Take a Seat: The Problem of Saddle Theft

  • While technically not NJS it's more like JB, as in the adhesive, it's got more grip than Jobst Brandt's Avocet on an Alpine descent.

    Smear Campaigns: Nasty Ads and Greasy Grips

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