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  • One had what Maun described as a "thousand-mile stare."

    The Seattle Times

  • So it is that 100,000 of these enterprising birds take off, every decade, at who knows what signal, on a thousand-mile flight to their paradise in the desert—a journey fascinatingly detailed here.

    What a Knockout of a Series

  • The second time he went out was even worse than the first, with that thousand-mile stare in his eyes.

    On the shelf : Bev Vincent

  • Long story short: trucks are better for short runs (from railheads to destination, eg, or in-state transport, perhaps), and trains work best at longer distances and with bigger loads (think thousand-mile journeys with 100-200 semi-sized trailer/containers – trains work much better).

    Matthew Yglesias » Rail in the Stimulus

  • Another thousand-mile pipeline was proposed to run between Türkmenabat (former Chardzou), Turkmenistan, to Pakistan's Arabian Sea Coast.

    Blue Bayou

  • Magellan Penguins annually leave their colonies in Patagonia and Antarctica to undertake a thousand-mile journey in search of food.

    Penguins Stranded On Brazilian Beaches, Pollution And Overfishing To Blame (VIDEO)

  • The French colony was but a minor appendage to the south of the immense Chinese landmass, with a five-hundred-mile border with China and a thousand-mile coastline, seemingly glued as an afterthought to the Southeast Asian subcontinent of Burma and Thailand.

    'Valley of Death'

  • In 1510, Martin Luther the Augustinian friar set out from his priory in Erfurt, Germany, for the thousand-mile trek to Rome.

    A Thousand Miles in the Footsteps of Martin Luther

  • Under the circumstances, it seems to me and my husband Andrew that the only thing to do is go for a thousand-mile walk.

    A Thousand Miles in the Footsteps of Martin Luther

  • I accompanied a group of American tourists on a thousand-mile, two-week trip through the country.

    Stephen Kinzer: I Just Got Back From Iran

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