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  • Hundreds of fans of Knut the polar bear flocked to his enclosure at Berlin's zoo to mourn the sudden death of the celebrity who burst into the limelight as a cuddly, fluffy cub hand-fed by his keeper.

    World Watch

  • Hundreds of fans of Knut the polar bear flocked to his zoo enclosure to mourn the sudden death of the four-year-old celebrity who burst into the limelight as a cuddly, fluffy cub hand-fed by his keeper.

    Berlin's Famous Bear

  • Born and bred within this iron prison of the mind, never knowing Allah, they are as animals kept in a zoo, constrained by moats, ravines, and fences, hand-fed their kills, without ever recognizing their imprisonment.

    The Parable of the Spider

  • We agree with many hunters that it is plain wrong to shoot animals confined in pens for the sake of a trophy -- often tame animals who have been hand-fed.

    Wayne Pacelle: Arizona, California, Missouri and North Dakota Voters: Animals Need You

  • And he often complained to aides about their gullibility for story lines hand-fed to them by the campaigns, which revealed an intellectual laziness that would not be tolerated in other professions.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • Out in the courtyard is what looks like a pool, and we know from Herodotus and other travel writers of the day that crocodiles were kept in pools and bedecked with golden necklaces and bracelets, glass earrings and pendants and other jewels, and hand-fed grain, meat and wine mixed with milk and honey.

    Richard Bangs: Quest for the Lord of the Nile, Part III

  • Others, a bit older and accustomed to taking fish from a parent's throat, must be hand-fed until they can eat fish from a bowl.

    Oil Spill: Baby Animals Hit The Hardest (PHOTOS)

  • Before he died, his owners had applied costly creams to his wounds, pumped IV-bags of fluid into his furry limbs, hand-fed him oral medications.

    Blind devotion to needy pets not the best path for everyone

  • I am heartened that, by and large, the thousands of young designers I come into contact with are simply trying to make beautiful things to the best of their ability, rather than attain a lifestyle that allows them to be bibbed and hand-fed grapes.

    Gunn’s Golden Rules

  • Her father would sleep and wake up normally, he could even eat if hand-fed, but he would never speak anything other than gibberish again.

    Johanna Lindsey

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