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  • One pressed leaf with a black spot — from an eighty-foot oak.

    Viewshed

  • On December 24, demonstrators dynamited the eighty-foot statue of Ferdinand de Lesseps, the Frenchman who had completed the construction of the canal in 1869.50

    Eisenhower 1956

  • Then the seas strike again, maniacal eighty-foot waves over the mastheads.

    “Some day, all the fools will be dead....”

  • Despite lacking all the skills that would provide us with the lifestyle we strongly felt we deserved, we knew that one day we would wear our own Top-Siders, actually worn down by us from use on our eighty-foot pleasure craft.

    i know i am, but what are you?

  • The parallel walls of water between which the Israelites pass were created by mounting cameras shooting straight down at water that was being agitated at the bottom of an eighty-foot ramp to create the effect of churn.

    Empire of Dreams

  • In December of 1935, Rockefeller Center welcomed an eighty-foot, sixty-year-old Norway spruce, once again from Babylon, Long Island.

    The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

  • In 1935, an eighty-foot tree sparked brilliantly in front of the RCA building.

    The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

  • Tagger crouched on the parapet above a sheer eighty-foot drop and gazed into the heart of darkness.

    Masked

  • The doors opened a few seconds later to reveal a clean white hallway a hundred feet long directly in front of him, plus two eighty-foot hallways to either side identical to the ones on the ground level.

    The Ark

  • At the ends of eighty-foot halls to the right and left were doors that led to emergency stairwells.

    The Ark

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