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  • At 6-foot-4 and rail-thin, he strolled through the midfield sporting his trademark beard and headband.

    Remembering Brazil's Soccer Philosopher King

  • Photos: Understanding The Sadhu's Mysteries Sadhus, the holy men of northern India and Nepal, have long beards, matted hair and rail-thin bodies, frequently brightly painted and garbed in a loincloth — if that.

    When a Holy Man's Skin Is the Canvas

  • He had the tall, rail-thin frame of a competitive long-distance runner and the combative eyes of a cage fighter.

    Gideon’s war

  • Now my two sons are three and seven years old, inquisitive, rambunctious, and rail-thin.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms

  • My friend, 67 years old and rail-thin from battling cancer, had trudged up a steep timbered hill, sat most of the day, shot a tremendous buck, then made the long hike back to camp.

    Melancholy Milestone

  • Masaaki Shirakawa , the BOJ's bookish, rail-thin governor, is on an unapologetic campaign to make a case that might surprise his detractors: The Japanese central bank is in fact a misunderstood pioneer of innovative monetary policies meant to combat price deflation, such as near-zero interest rates and aggressive securities purchases, that other big central banks now are trying.

    Japan's Bernanke Hits Out at His Critics in the West

  • I look at these rail-thin men on the street and I wonder, how could I lay in bed next to something as small as that?

    George Heymont: The Irrationality of Love and Art

  • The experience of Washington Pereira Ramos, a rail-thin 40-year-old user with sunken cheeks, underscores crack's pull.

    Brazil's Emerging Market: Crack

  • The team's second-leading scorer, G Devin Gibson, returns after averaging 12.5 points per game, and there is a good long-term building block in the rail-thin freshman shooting guard Melvin Johnson III (6-5, 165), who was named the Southland Conference Freshman of the Year.

    Southland Conference

  • A rail-thin Captain America holds two beasts off with his shield while an obese Wolverine slashes wildly in some sort of half-assed attempt at a berserker attack.

    Can You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse?

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