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  • For Nigeria, a drip-drip scenario over the course of decades has all but destroyed the Niger Delta wetlands.

    News Junkies

  • And on hands and knees, slowly and cautiously, he crawled on, till his knees were wet on the soggy mold, When he listened he heard naught but the moaning wind and the drip-drip of the fog from the branches.

    When the World Was Young

  • Dimly they saw him through the smoke of the powder, and in the silence nothing was to be heard save the drip-drip of Dutchy's spilled coffee on the floor.

    THE UNEXPECTED

  • Since the initial storm over the Terry and Luis Suárez allegations subsided, there has been a drip-drip of increasingly apologist articles, most recently one on Spiked, apparently deeming pretty much any insult spewed within a stadium to be "passion" – surely the woolliest cliche in football – and a quintessential part of the game itself.

    Handshake is not the answer to Anton Ferdinand-John Terry stand-off

  • No one has a clue what will happen, except that it will all take time, a debilitating drip-drip of bad news all over Britain for years to come.

    Political briefing: A drip-drip bloodbath in SW1

  • A steady drip-drip came from somewhere in the back.

    Choker

  • It was all disturbing in a subtle, visceral way, a constant drip-drip of unfamiliarity that underlined for us at every mealtime the constant and indigestible truth – we were no longer allowed to live at home, in the country that we loved.

    Strangers in a foreign land

  • I saw the caramel coloured drip-drip stains of the liquid meal supplement spilt on her shoulder.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery

  • It is time we put aside our drip-drip tactics and took bold action to achieve real change.

    Women still face a glass ceiling

  • China's financial-market reform is best characterized as a drip-drip, rather than a big-bang affair.

    The Yuan Goes (a Bit More) Global

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