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  • Minus: We found the smallish, narrow-necked jars a little hard to clean.

    WSJ Test Kitchen: Yogurt Makers

  • I ditched the dull gray wide-mouthed Nalgene in favor of the narrow-necked brightly colored metal Sigg bottle.

    Sarah Newman: Sneaky Sigg Sold BPA

  • Large-bellied and narrow-necked, bellarmines served as drinking jugs and were imported to London and East Anglia to the north of London in considerable numbers during the 17th century.

    An American Witch Bottle

  • The power of meditation is perhaps best illustrated through the following Zen puzzle: Close your eyes and in your mind picture a duck inside a narrow-necked bottle.

    Mark C. Miller: Ommmmm... In The Mood For Meditation

  • Yet, the dolphin, whose ancestors looked like coyotes only 50 million years ago, has evolved a teardrop-shaped body, a rigid trunk, and a narrow-necked tail shaped like a crescent moon—all of which are possessed by the tuna.

    Parasite Rex

  • His voice was slurred, and the words burbled out of his throat like thick ketchup coming out of a narrow-necked bottle, one agonizing dollop at a time.

    Passing From The Earth

  • Slices of dolphin were another discovery, in narrow-necked jars, all properly salted and pickled; and there was blubber of dolphin in vessels, which the

    Anabasis

  • It's like the greedy kid who wants all the cookies in the narrow-necked cookie jar, grabs a bunch, and then can't get his hand out of the jar until he unclenches his fist and takes one cookie at a time.

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • And around him the rabble of narrow-necked chiefs-

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Handing Asin a fairly big squash and a narrow-necked jar, the king added, Put this squash into this jar.

    Asian-Pacific Folktales and Legends

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