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  • Sophie nudged Hap with her elbow and pointed to the starboard railing, where Hameron leaned over, sending a jet of half-digested food into the green sea.

    End of Time

  • Without thinking about it, he accepted this disappearing into the wall as a peculiarity of his father, as milk and half-digested meat were peculiarities of his mother.

    The Gray Cub

  • He sits in his basement and rants about how X or Y * must* be true because his impoverished understanding of a half-digested theory of history says it must be.

    Matthew Yglesias » Rep Trent Franks: Blacks Were Better Off Under Slavery

  • To be fair, proponents of half-digested Marxism do this as well …

    Matthew Yglesias » GOP Senate Candidates Takes on Scourge of Imitation People

  • But Newt's not some Random Idea Generator who spews out whatever crazy notion his Id generates out of half-digested Popular Science blog posts.

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: Dr. Strange: Newt Gingrich and Conservatism's Insane Idea Industry

  • This is a practical world, and it must be managed by practical men — by thinkers, not by near-thinkers whose heads are addled with the half-digested ideas of the French Encyclopedists and

    THEFT

  • In fact this was probably Gingrich's most disciplined performance, in terms of his usual word salad of half-digested ideas and stuff that he read in the Economist that one time.

    GOP presidential debate in Iowa: as it happened

  • His guilelessness seemed to say that there was nothing to see here, folks, just Ranger Rick supping on half-digested chunks of low-grade meat.

    Chameleon

  • If I could replicate such successful indulgences on the plate, if I could force upon the framework of the Caprese salad elements of dessert -- basil ice cream, buffalo mozzarella syrup, oven-dried sweet tomato and tomato rock candy -- surely the man would nod, satisfied, his ample belly bucking with half-digested versions of his owl on the shelf in the shed, his salmon-pink scarf ....

    Poetry And Food

  • It was from his description of how the Indians survived by eating the half-digested moss from reindeer stomachs that the Norwegians had learned about it.

    Shadow Knights

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