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  • She learned to pack a horse as well as a man, - a task to break the heart and the pride of any city-dweller, and she knew how to throw the hitch best suited for any particular kind of pack.


  • Instead, we're still trying to kill off our species 'former pet birds, which (as any city-dweller can attest) doesn't work.

    Pigeon: The other, other white meat?

  • By a non-religious, liberal city-dweller: Specifically, we have rejected the mainstream consensus that since education is a good thing, more of it -- more formal, more 'academic,' reaching ever deeper into early childhood and filling up more of the day and more of the year -- is better for society and better for all children.


  • Theirs was not the mistake of the average city-dweller who flees in ultra-modern innocence to the soil.

    Chapter XXV

  • A longtime city-dweller with little experience, I read a few lawn-and-garden books and mastered some basics, such as the difference between an annual and a perennial.

    10 Lessons, Learned the Hard Way

  • A city-dweller might be an appropriate user, though, because the rabbit-ears would work fine (with a bit of fiddling) in a setting with strong signals.

    Dell Mini 10 TV: Looks aren’t everything

  • Today, a stargazing city-dweller would be lucky to identify a few dozen distinct points of light overhead, even under optimal meteorological conditions.

    Want to see better? We'd have to turn out the lights.

  • Of course he was no peasant; he was a cultivated and sophisticated man, an editor and journalist, for years a city-dweller; he loved Lisbon, and he deals in many novels with the issues of urban/industrial life.

    The Elephant's Journey by José Saramago

  • I comfort myself with the thought that it is the rare city-dweller indeed who can pick out a squirrel bark from the cacophony of the canopy Lord knows how a raccoon will react; still, Lisa must have no idea the traps are there.


  • A brief glance at the vastness and intricacies of creation reminds us that the God who created it all must be incredibly powerful and creative—and certainly, he must have a sense of humor—but taking that glance requires some deliberate action on the part of a city-dweller who has been cut off from the sources of food, energy, and reasons for this safe environment.

    God Attachment

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