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  • The BUD/S training was intensive - 16 weeks in the wilderness outside of Fort Lewis, no barracks, no bunks, no messhall - survival training - then off to Laos.

    Peter Sumaruck

  • The force of his rush carried him out into the corridor but Tiff braced his feet firmly and quickly pulled the husky Springer through the open door back into the messhall.

    Parlor Games

  • Although the wind was blowing like old Rumsfeld on the day he landed in Iraq and inadvertently ingested some standard photo-op messhall turkey, and the allergy index was higher than Dick Cheney when shooting quail for torte, sport, whatever ... said-journalist duly reported that the President had shown real emotion.

    I'd Be Crying Too

  • While the truck was slowly turning around, Gallagher ran to the tiny messhall.

    The Village

  • In the small side room used as a messhall a cot had been set up to accommodate the other prostitute, who had her blouse on but nothing else when McGowan and the first couple burst in.

    The Village

  • The Marines who had hidden in the storeroom came forward to claim they had made love to the girls standing up while the colonel was in the messhall.

    The Village

  • Like skis at a mountain resort, hundreds of rifles rested against the messhall wall.

    The Village

  • The following Sunday Norwood and three other sergeants from Fort Page, their battered M-16s in the fresh new bags, strolled up to the large Chulai messhall a little late for the weekly steak dinner.

    The Village

  • Directly in front of him was the doorway connecting the small messhall with the large village office.

    The Village

  • Telepaths John Marshall, Betty Toufry, Ishy Matsu and Pucky the mousebeaver were sitting in the crew messhall with a few other mutants passing the time until the takeoff of the Drusus.

    Starless Realm

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