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  • It was quite a three-ring circus out at Fort Leavenworth.

    The Longest War

  • It was stuffed with diaries, seventeen years of secrets: typewritten journals in bulging three-ring binders, others pocket-sized and written by hand.

    The Memory Palace

  • “Andrew comes from fine baseball stock,” Del said as he handed each player a three-ring binder.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • Meanwhile, the Tenenbaum case is a, “crusade waged by a Harvard professor to gut the copyright laws that protect creators and his attempt to transform a courtroom into a ‘three-ring circus’,” says Marks.

    The RIAA belittles Charles Nesson

  • As if the entertainment newswire over the past several months had not already been a three-ring circus, Mars Buchanan stepped boldly and unapologetically back into the spotlight and promptly resigned from his position as West Coast general counsel at ASCAP.

    Larger Than Lyfe

  • Judge Bartholomew remembered the O.J. Simpson trial and was adamant that neither the judicial process nor his courtroom would be turned into a three-ring circus.

    Larger Than Lyfe

  • Greek bond prices sank to record lows after Thursday's turmoil, and the country's crisis effectively turned into a three-ring circus.

    Greece Reshuffles Cabinet

  • He could run an army, a campaign, a government, or even a three-ring circus.

    CHAPTER VIII

  • When the Circling Brothers 'big three-ring show on a hard winter went into the hands of the receivers, he boarded the menagerie and the horses and in three months turned a profit of fifteen thousand dollars.

    CHAPTER XXIV

  • Greek bond prices sank to record lows, and the country's crisis effectively turned into a three-ring circus.

    Greece Funds Pledged Amid Turmoil

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