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  • Worn-out washers or loose fittings can cause faucets to drip.

    Don't be a drip: Celebrate National Fix-a-Leak Week

  • Worn-out water systems leak away 20 gallons of fresh water per day for every American; replacing systems that are nearing the end of their useful life would cost $11 billion more annually than all levels of government now plan to spend.

    How America Can Rise Again

  • I greatly enjoyed Missy's first book, "Living With Purpose in a Worn-out Body" -- it's beautifully written and very insightful.

    Publishers Weekly likes religion book by Rockwall author | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • Worn-out by his struggles, he crept quietly back into bed in the predawn dusk and, lying close beside Ella, one arm round her waist, fell asleep at once.

    Portobello

  • Worn-out high school seniors are getting fresh encouragement from a range of sources to take a break — a "gap year" — before plunging into college.

    Gap Year A Good Idea

  • Worn-out, Maya finally allowed herself to plunge into true sleep, down a dark slope that promised oblivion.

    Three Stations : An Arkady Renko Novel

  • Worn-out agricultural machinery could not be replaced.

    The J Curve

  • How much you wanna bet, for instance, those great humanitarians Little Willie Gates and Junk Bond genius Big Bad Worn-out Buffett are heavily invested in the military industrial complex.

    Same Old Same Old

  • Worn-out bath towels are better than anything else for big spills, and small towels of thin terry, cotton knit, or other soft, absorbent cloth are good for small spills.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • Worn-out chairs, no floor covering, and even at that time of the year, it had a chill about it.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

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