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  • The plane ended up crashing deep in jungle-like terrain -- with just three people surviving: a WAC corporal, Margaret Hastings, whose legs were badly burned, a sergeant named Kenneth Decker, whose head bore a terrible open wound -- and John McCollom, a young lieutenant, who was uninjured -- despite the fact that, after the crash, he ran back twice into the burning plane to try to save others, including his twin brother.

    Carol Muske-Dukes: Lost in Shangri-La

  • Today, most of the mounds have been cleared of their jungle-like overgrowth and now you can stroll along the smooth, circular walkways surrounding what were once shining, terraced pyramids built of stones cemented together with a special Mesoamerican mortar which has proven surprisingly resilient and weatherproof.

    Guachimontones: unearthing a lost world near Teuchitlan, Jalisco

  • In all projects, he chooses an "atmosphere"—perhaps jungle-like with many tropical plants, or showy, using plants with abundant blooms.

    The Green Man Whose Gardens Defy Gravity

  • While the wife, I and our driver sat sort of perched on this open air table overlooking the lush jungle-like plantation with the aroma of Kopi Luwak, punctuating the air with anticipation of its splendor touching your pallet, another American couple joined us, sort of caddy corner to our table.

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  • To avoid roadside bombs, soldiers trudge through jungle-like grape orchards and climb over mud walls in 115 degree heat.

    Minus A Leg, Still On A Mission In Afghanistan

  • But I also know that the time in the hot sun working in our jungle-like backyard helps me appreciate when we have a barbecue on the newly cleaned deck or when I look out on the backyard from my bedroom window.

    Dad Is So Annoying. But So Are His Sons.

  • Another favored theme is the picturesque conceit of the Guggenheim as a future ruin invaded by nature, the rotunda filled with trees and jungle-like chaos.

    Ramping Up Wright's Vision

  • What happened next illustrates a jungle-like aspect of the global datasphere.

    WikiLeaks and the Cloud Wars

  • And the vegetation seemed very thick and jungle-like.

    Learning to Die in Miami

  • From formal gardens to the jungle-like scenes when Alice is at her tiniest, flora is as integral to the story's visuals as the delightfully unruly creatures born of both Lewis Carroll and Tim Burton's imaginations.

    Valerie Easton: Is Tim Burton a Gardener?

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