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  • You kill a buck with some busted tines or a snapped-off main beam.

    Enhancement or Au Naturel?

  • Flat, plain, snapped-off bars sticking up out of the sidewalk, or bowing, flowered scrolls that look like they should have broken years ago.

    The Kitchen Daughter

  • Once they had gained that, they would be safe from an unlucky glance over a shoulder, a snapped-off shot, which was the most acute danger they faced at the moment.

    Shameless

  • The oncoming dirt-bike roar of a Ranger RZR utility vehicle spitting up twin funnels of sand and snapped-off brush finished the job.

    Silver Zombie

  • Everywhere people were pouring out of houses, carrying crosses and pieces of wood—broken bits of chair, snapped-off pieces of banisters and table legs.

    Crusade

  • There was instead the pommel, the grip that fitted into the palm of the hand: and instead of the circular foot, only the neck into which the snapped-off blade had been fastened.

    They didn’t read Pitchfork or Stereogum or Gorilla vs. Bear or Hipster Runoff

  • Before her rose a jagged hillside, gravestones protruding from the dirt like snapped-off bones.

    City of Glass

  • No matter that a deadly sharp can be fashioned from virtually anything found on a plane, be it a broken wine bottle or a snapped-off length of plastic, we are content wasting billions of taxpayer dollars and untold hours of labor in a delusional attempt to thwart an attack that has already happened, asked to queue for absurd lengths of time, subject to embarrassing pat-downs and loss of our belongings.

    - Boing Boing

  • She could see what it was in his hand now: a snapped-off jagged edge of glass from one of the broken windows.

    Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument Series

  • He looked at the snapped-off peg leg and turned to the carpenter.

    The Terror

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