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  • Ignore the air pressure, and imagine cutting the two balloons into a series of rubber bands - some from the very stretched-out balloon, and some from the barely stretched balloon.

    Two Balloon Surprise » E-Mail

  • B. he wore her clothes and that was what did it, the stretched-out shoulders of her sunday dresses, the shirred cotton loose around her hips. she could handle chest-hairs on the soap but not in the seams of her belly-tops. even now the tlak-tlak of heels on kitchen tile makes her jaw crack.

    Three Lullabies (after 'Ooh La La' by the Ditty Bops)

  • Her singing style, which included generous vocal flourishes, gospel touches and stretched-out emotional high notes, influenced a generation of divas who would come after her.

    A Pop Diva Is Lost Ahead of Grammys

  • Maybe if Dr. Oz were really so smart he'd open a line of cosmetic ear-fixing clinics right now, b/c you know that one day there will be a line of 50-year-olds waiting to have their stretched-out earlobes reconstructed.

    Some things that creep me the fuck out

  • But driving from Laramie to Centennial on a windy day when the sky was filled with stretched-out laminar wave clouds I saw to the west, in the direction of the distant property, one cloud in the shape of an immense bird, the head and beak, the breast looming over the Rockies.

    Bird Cloud

  • Droopy, ill-fitting sweat pants with stretched-out waistband

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • With a stretched-out postseason — the World Series could end three weeks before Thanksgiving with Game 7 scheduled for Nov. 5 — there's room for nearly all LCS games in East Coast prime-time slots, starting about 8 p.m.

    Fox, TBS hope for long, exciting major league baseball playoff series

  • She found that property one windy day, when she was driving west from Laramie and "the sky was filled with stretched-out laminar wave clouds."

    Undone by a house of dreams

  • He wore bangs in his eyes, cargo pants, high-tops, and a stretched-out white T-shirt with the words MR. PINK on the front.

    Shore Thing

  • Even that part is running into higher costs, project managers say, and the updated business plan from the California High-Speed Rail Authority is likely to include a higher price tag and a stretched-out construction timetable.

    Plan for High-Speed Rail Just Inching Along

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