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  • I have a fifty-gallon aquarium and a basketball court in my house.

    Get Laid or Die Trying

  • After every few fifty-gallon trash bags were hauled out, filled with everything from decades-old half empty boxes of chocolates, to old cards and thank you notes, to hundreds of magazines, the layers of new stuff were revealed, as if we were peeling an onion.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

  • We sprinkled grain in the bottom of a fifty-gallon barrel and propped a two-by-four on the outside, so the rats could climb in, and another on the inside, so they could climb out.

    The Dirty Life

  • He stocked a fifty-gallon aquarium with more varieties of gold-fish than we had ever seen—Black Moor, Fantail, Lionhead, Oranda, Ryukin—and we were responsible for feeding them.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teacher Tales

  • If Korea was someone lightly slapping us out of our dream, Vietnam and all its accompanying turmoil was a fifty-gallon trashcan of ice water.

    The Accelerando Age

  • Next to Bappu stood a fifty-gallon steel vat of cottage cheese and fenugreek, simmering, two boys evenly stirring the milky soup with wooden trowels, and to the far right huddled our cooks from Uttar Pradesh.

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

  • One of my students has friends whose fifty-gallon fish tank broke, soaking their living room and killing several of the fish.

    Earthquake Stories

  • Tyrone goes into the room off the main hall of the barn and opens a fifty-gallon steel drum.

    Sufficient Grace

  • Pet A fifty-gallon aquarium filled with exotic fish A mongrel named Joey who has an incontinence problem

    The Hookup Handbook

  • Here and there the cavern was dotted with fifty-gallon oil drums in which people had made fires.

    The Angel Experiment

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