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  • At Deno's, the game prizes, which look like they've been flown in from some weird Moscow flea market, include a fishnet-clad leg pedestal lamp and a five-foot banana wearing dreads.

    An Amusement Peak

  • I tried to barrel through a five-foot drift that looked fluffy, small in comparison to the big piles that would come later in the winter, and ended up high-centered on a solid pedestal of snow, all four wheels off the ground.

    Bird Cloud

  • With only 130 pounds on his five-foot, nine-inch frame, Steve Poynter felt he looked like skin and bones.

    Body by Design

  • Just don't confuse it with Merritt's "five-foot boa constrictor in his home office," eh?

    Lents stadium foes to meet Wednesday night (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • It was a brilliant effort and it was unmatched until the last group of the day arrived at the 18th green and Alvaro QuirĂ³s rolled in a five-foot putt for a 65 of his own.

    Masters 2011: Rory McIlroy hits astonishing 65 to show golf the future

  • In an attempt to explain what went wrong, a senior company engineer laid out some of the decisions and analyses by the aerospace giant that unwittingly set the stage for the five-foot tear in the aluminum skin of the 15-year-old Boeing 737 aircraft.

    Reversal on 9/11 Trial; Southwest Air Fallout

  • Updating its probe into why a five-foot section of the aging Boeing 737 ripped open earlier this month, the National Transportation Safety Board on Monday laid out a series of preliminary findings focused on production imperfections that may have resulted in dangerous structural cracks in the jet.

    Southwest Jet Had Misaligned Rivets

  • Some 35 miles west of Key West, in 45 feet of water under a five-foot layer of dense mud lay an 8,500-year-old shoreline not unlike today's coast of the Florida Keys.

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: June 29, 2009

  • Suttie intercuts this bittersweet tale with scenes from her own romantic history, sagely advising the audience to think twice before making a five-foot tall papier-mache penguin for your loved one.

    Edinburgh fringe comedy roundup

  • Unfortunately, so did my opponent, who was five-foot-10.

    Anne Hilker: My So-Called Concussion

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