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  • Jai swung her feet casually, as if there werent a hundred-meter drop below them.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • The curriculum also included competitions in donning gas masks, thousand-meter cross-country runs, hundred-meter swims, pull-ups, and throwing simulated hand grenades.

    The Gun

  • Yoda battles for the soul swords in Soulcalibur IV … It seems like everything's digital these days, even drugs … Swarms of robots could do the dangerous work for us … Learn how to say "hundred-meter dash" in Mandarin … Can a car run on nothing but air?

    Coffee Break: August 8

  • But then, on September 2, Wilma Rudolph won gold in the hundred-meter dash, enthralling not only fans inside the Stadio Olimpico but also millions of Americans back home, who viewed the event hours later on CBS.

    Into the Story

  • They completed the hundred-meter hike through the tall grass to a waiting passenger van.

    Extreme Measures

  • Such a method is slower than jumping right into the hundred-meter dash, but acknowledges the reality that most of us can't go from crawl to sprint without interim stages.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • As a good friend from UNHCR recently told me, "It will not be a hundred-meter dash, but a marathon."

    Khaled Hosseini: A Renewed Global Commitment to Afghan Refugees

  • It is possible that the explosive yield was so low because North Korea made a mistake in their design or construction (a so-called "fizzle" -- though one that would still excavate a hundred-meter crater in a major city), or it is possible that they were intentionally trying to build a low-mass weapon that they could put on top of a missile.

    Christopher Chyba: Is There a Kind of Multipolar Security Spiral Now Taking Place in Northeast Asia?

  • Minutes later he scrambled out of the switchback staircase and into the underground bunker, still winded from his hundred-meter sprint from the officers barracks to the operations center.

    Reap the Whirlwind

  • She turned the walk down the aisle into the hundred-meter dash…in the other direction.

    Sex and the South Beach Chicas

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