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  • Other England teams have become popular through extreme ineptitude, for example the 1994-95 Ashes tourists, a team that boasted among their fielding unit the aged, barrel-like Graham Gooch, almost immobile in the outfield but still somehow both sad and noble, a Berlin bank manager in watch-chained battled dress gamely attempting to repel single‑handed the Russian advance in spring 1945.

    Now England have won the Ashes, it's time to focus on being liked | Barney Ronay

  • Through the dense foliage I could see more turd-people moving towards me through the thick, barrel-like trees.

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  • And for the rest of the way to the steamer, Dag Daughtry grinned and chuckled at sight of his plunder and at sight of Kwaque, who fantastically titubated and ambled along, barrel-like, on his pipe-stems.

    CHAPTER III

  • He showed me the barrel-like, three-foot-tall, stainless steel honey extractor in one corner of the garage that he'd bought used for five hundred dollars, explaining that even with this state-of-the-art piece of equipment it was a time-consuming project every fall, extracting and bottling his bees 'work, which he gave away as gifts to his friends and neighbors.

    Behind the (Beekeeper's) Veil

  • Later at night, another aircraft reported several persons removing "a barrel-like object" – a human torso, or maybe the IED itself – from the strike site.

    IEDs: The Big Marjah Challenge

  • Rozycki Woodworks, of Royalton, Minn., says sales of its handmade barrel-like outdoor saunas have been climbing about 6% a year for the past four years.

    The Home Improvement That's the Hottest of Them All

  • There must be a reasons for the bridge-like structure and barrel-like planters, other than aesthetics.

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  • For those of you not familiar with tournage de legumes (French for "the turning of the vegetables," which I always thought sounded like an Elizabethan contest of some sort), it is a technique of shaping vegetables, usually the potato, carrot, and turnip, into barrel-like shapes (or, for we Americans, a slightly elongated football).

    Sophie Brickman: On the Absurdity of Turning Vegetables

  • He had a lean build, except, remarkably, his midsection was perfectly barrel-like.

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  • Each clump had a barrel-like central core that sprouted stems on which long narrow leaves grew in spirals.

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