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  • The name “Nook” referred to the forty-odd acres embraced by a bend in the Hog River, eventually Victorianized as the Park.

    Mark Twain

  • In the Centennial attic I had forty-odd boxes of manuscripts and drafts.

    Bird Cloud

  • Not once in forty-odd years had I heard him ask “why me” or rail against God, blaming the Almighty for any setbacks or tragedies.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad

  • "They," he learned, were she and her daughter, the latter a widow of forty-odd.

    Chapter IX

  • A few paces from the bottom of the steps were grouped the forty-odd culprits, with behind them, in solid array, the several hundred blacks of the plantation.

    Chapter 21

  • The problem of how forty-odd sleds and three hundred dogs were to start in so narrow a course was in everybody's mind.

    THE RACE FOR NUMBER ONE

  • She's also increasingly attached to her two employees: Claudia Modjeski -- freakishly tall, forty-odd years old -- who might finally be undone by the extreme loneliness that's dogged her all of her life; and Rebekah Shook, pushing thirty, still living in her fervently religious father's home, and carrying the child of the man who recently broke her heart.

    The Used World by Haven Kimmel: Book summary

  • I got out the forty-odd dollars, paid him, gave him a tip, and then said an enthusiastic good-byehappy to know there was at least one person in Washington, D.C., and a Chinese man at that, who knew who Joseph Needham was.

    A Back-Story to The Man Who Loved China A Coincidence Most Curious and Telling

  • But in Ontario, the little corner of the world where I lived, some forty-odd miles east of LA, none of that seemed to matter.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • The bull weighed over eight hundred pounds — fully twenty pounds of meat per mouth for the forty-odd wolves of the pack.

    The Battle of the Fangs

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