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  • The school cafeteria staff has cooked the Reformation Day feast, which congregants eat while chatting and catching up with one another at the twenty-odd banquet tables that have been set up in the gym—the floor carefully covered over with brown plastic tarps.

    American Grace

  • Even under British rule, “little cakes” kept their Dutch name for roughly a generation, or twenty-odd years, the time it takes for a newborn to learn a native language, grow up on milk and koekjes, enter the adult world, and pass a language on to young ones.

    The English Is Coming!

  • The cabin boy, a bearded man of twenty-odd, lost hold, slipped, swung around the mast, and was pinched against the boss of rock.

    Chapter 15

  • Not bothered about not eating these past twenty-odd days, no, but I would kill for a cigarette.

    The Hill of Crosses

  • The presentation wasn't about the twenty-odd outfits shown, apparently completed before Mr. Galliano's suspension.

    Toned-Down Galliano Draws Curious Crowd

  • The night we took Bouresches with twenty-odd men, and news came through that others had filtered in and the town was ours, we shot out a truck load of ammunition over the road.

    Beth Crumley: "Elizabetrh Ford" - A Model T Truck in France

  • My whole shtick is putting twenty-six letters, ten numbers, and twenty-odd punctuation marks in an order that makes people cringe and guffaw and wet themselves and hide under the bed.

    A Man in Trouble

  • It was the best of the twenty-odd debates we did: scholarly, contemporary, fiery, and on both sides ferociously-argued (you can see the debate at Shmuley. com).

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Gay Obsession Has Marginalized Evangelicals Politically

  • And it happens that I'm close to where I was twenty-odd years ago at the toll bridge.

    Mark Gimpel: Dobie and Grey

  • The Rhodes Project's goal is to examine the intersection between gender and success, using as its first main case study the first twenty-odd years of female Rhodes Scholars.

    Alice Buttrick: Rhodes Women: Shifting the Power of Balance

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