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  • Rather than forcing them to schlep to some lower Manhattan corner to dig through bins of odd-sized shoes in the hope of nabbing a pair of Manolo Blahniks, Gilt allows customers anywhere in the country to click through an uncluttered page of, say, 20 pairs of designer heels at 50% off, selected by top buyers and beautifully photographed.

    Did Someone Say Tech Bubble?

  • Why pay retail for stuff like fancy pen refills or an odd-sized Melitta coffee cone?

    Jack Bog's Blog: June 2009 Archives

  • Interestingly, Luminus Devices, an MIT alum with an odd-sized LED, is also undergoing challenges.

    Michael Kanellos: China, U.S. and the Politics of Failure

  • I would love to carry hundreds of books in my pocket and never again need to adjust a shelf to accommodate an odd-sized hardcover, but there are just too many things I dislike about e-books, and most of them can't be solved with technology.

    MIND MELD: The Pros and Cons of eBooks

  • I understand it is not an easy fix, in part because getting into the dashboard panel requires a lot of disassembly that includes a number of odd-sized fasteners.

    A Fairweather Lexus

  • When shipping containers were invented by an American trucker in 1956 they replaced the odd-sized, wooden crates that had traditionally been loaded on to ships, revolutionized cargo transportation and contributed to the spread of globalization.

    Hatching New Ideas

  • It was odd-sized, with gold fringe, faded light blue-gray in color.

    Into the Story

  • It's a stupid, odd-sized tub with a center drain and even with tearing out and rebuilding the wall we can't use a bigger tub.

    Grr, argh...

  • Most of the lighting in my house except for some odd-sized lamps uses compact fluorescent light bulbs.

    Jane Minogue: So. Cal. Chronicles - Redemption For $28.69

  • “I had terrible nightmares when he worked on a device the workers called ‘the Hog,’ which ground up odd-sized poles, sticks, and the odd man that fell into it.”

    Raymond Carver

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