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  • Miles Archer, holding a handkerchief to his bloodied nose, said thickly through the bunched-up cloth, "Uh ... thanks, Sam."

    Excerpt: Spade & Archer by Joe Gores

  • Tori positions her Suburban down low, waits until she makes the turn for the home stretch, and then slams on her brakes, causing the bunched-up cars behind her to rear-end each other, leaving Mindi free to pass them on the rail.

    SUV Skills Give Soccer Moms Monster Truck Edge

  • When I reach the end of the hall, it is with a practiced motion that I slip the first-call pager over the bunched-up cloth at the drawstring waist of my fresh blue scrubs and flip a red neonatal stethoscope to hang around my neck.

    Between Expectations

  • Ball security has become an obsession for Coach Ralph Friedgen, who made players carry around bunched-up towels during winter workouts because NCAA rules prohibit them from carrying a football.

    Turnover margin tells the story for Duke, Maryland

  • Your mother in the driver's seat beside you doesn't know the pant legs are her, the bunched-up fabric her throat.

    CARTOGRAPHY

  • And when a female passerby reaches around to tug on a pair of bunched-up panties, the girls on the steps let out a collective cry of “We saw that!”

    After the brawl: 'Do I look straight to you?'

  • When a female passerby reaches around to adjust bunched-up underwear, the girls on the steps let out a collective cry of "We saw that!"

    Fights, teens among challenges as D.C.'s Gallery Place entertainment area matures

  • It takes so much bunched-up drapery, such a ponderous display of ornate cutlery, just to make it less prominent.

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  • She looks down at Leora, at the wet skirt tangled around her muddy legs, the hint of underpants peeking out beneath the bunched-up hem, and suddenly Glynnis hates her.

    Boys and Girls Like You and Me

  • She just stared at the bunched-up pillows underneath.

    THE FORBIDDEN GAME

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