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  • Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, Danny bought fifty twenty-pound turkeys and, with the help of friends, passed them out to his neighbors.

    Kill the Irishman

  • When I run through an airport with a twenty-pound carryon, that's strength and wind I earn by hitting the sidewalk every morning.

    superstars. blighted ones.

  • Looking around we spotted a ten-foot length of rusted heavy wire, one end wrapped securely around a twenty-pound rock.

    Bird Cloud

  • He exchanged it for a twenty-pound piece, and, with many pauses to rest, succeeded in getting it to the tent.

    FINIS

  • Uncle Charlie moved me to the stockroom, and I spilled a twenty-pound bag of elbow macaroni.

    Shore Thing

  • Mr. Cote explained that if you do the math—and he said his company has yet to complete it—a 3-pound bag of peanuts probably packs more nutrition than a twenty-pound bag of black oil birdseed because the sunflower seed bags are 70% shell.

    Backyard Warfare

  • If you look closely, a twenty-pound sack of rice serves as third base.

    Imitation of Life

  • The interview editor, Murray Fischer, strolled into my tiny office and plopped a twenty-pound manuscript on my desk.

    How Groucho Marx Got Me an Editorial Job at Playboy

  • I need to drop off the twenty-pound bags of concrete that are in the trunk of my car.

    Capture This Thing

  • When he gets home he puts every single one of the twenty-pound notes into an envelope and writes on it “Rent money for 15B Lowfield Close.”

    The Redleys

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