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  • I am a slow and clumsy knitter – half-an-hour would be closer to half-a-repeat, for me.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Yesterday I abandoned it, and felt as one does half way through an exam when one realises one has attempted the wrong questions, or half-an-hour before a dinner party when you suddenly grasp that the recipe is too complicated.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • She suggested keeping the Princess out of the freezer, and working on her for half-an-hour a day.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Within half-an-hour, he corrects a year of bad habits: my arms once flailed behind me, now they go in front.

    Karin Badt: Surf and Yoga: A New Way to Experience Morocco

  • In half-an-hour I sighted the second one, swamped and bottom up, to which were desperately clinging Jock Horner, fat Louis, and Johnson.

    Chapter 17

  • It was now half-past five, and half-an-hour later, when the last of the day lost itself in a dim and furious twilight, I sighted a third boat.

    Chapter 17

  • Fully half-an-hour went by, and then I saw Johnson and Louis in some sort of altercation.

    Chapter 6

  • At the end of half-an-hour, Morganson said good-bye and left the saloon.

    FINIS

  • Once, during each day, he fought his way out to the bank only to succumb and retreat, and each of the two times, within half-an-hour after he retreated, a sled went by.

    FINIS

  • At first he was unable to drag himself along, and Beauty Smith had to wait half-an-hour for him.

    The Mad God

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