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  • Walking through the empty corridors, in search of a nurses station or a reception desk, she noticed crude murals visible beneath too-thin coats of paint, drawings of mammoth penises nailed to crucifixes.

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  • She sits on the too-thin cot of her jail cell, leaned forward with her elbows resting on her knees, her head bowed as she replays the incident over and over in her mind.

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  • On drizzling nights, when we shiver in too-thin coats, oil bleeding lazy rainbows into flooding gutters, I dream I see a moat.

    The City

  • I prefer using pancetta that has been cut in 1/4 slices and then diced, so I buy it directly from the deli counter where I can direct the pancetta's thickness, rather than in pre-cut packages of too-thin slices.

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  • She could feel her wolf-form pushing against the too-thin layer of her human skin.

    Claire de Lune

  • He had taken care to secure a spot near the stage, which was momentarily empty as the bidding on the too-thin, flaxen-haired watering pot for whom the harpy was being paid had just ended.

    Shameless

  • They didn't last long: both masters began panting hard in the too-thin air.

    Who Do You Say I Am

  • This got me thinking about the dangerous consequences of the images of air-brushed, too-thin women flashing across television screens and appearing on every other page of magazines which target impressionable teenage girls.

    Darryl Roberts: America the Beautiful Headlines Vienna Body Image Conference

  • And kids feeling the autumnal chill in too-thin hoodies.

    Esther J. Cepeda: Halloween Pet Pimp Costumes: Not a Good Gauge of the Economy's Strength

  • The study of more than 2,500 adolescents over five years reinforced several things that doctors have found among their patients — particularly that destructive behaviors such as vomiting or abusing laxatives are prevalent among overweight teens as well as their too-thin peers, and that body attitudes and perceptions can play a big role in future weight problems.

    Study: Teasing Adds to Weight Problems | Impact Lab

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