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  • When Mr. Atwood tried to figure out the costs on his own, he received a two-foot-high stack of trading documents he didn't know how to interpret.

    Illinois Tracks Its Currency Costs

  • Others were famous artists, including one who commissioned her to make a number of surrealistic, two-foot-high ceramic Christmas trees, which he personally finished off with a special glaze before they went into the kiln.

    Bob Schulman: 'Mama Mono' Finds an Art Niche in Puerto Vallarta

  • The water flows languidly between lush trees until it reaches a narrow, sloping race of concrete under the bridge, and then it rears up — because of a sudden change in the shape of the concrete, and more jammed-in wooden boards — into a roughly two-foot-high curl.

    Munich’s Malibu

  • When he met the first wash of incoming foam, he arched his back and let it pass beneath his body without loss of speed, and at the next, bigger push, a two-foot-high wall of whitewater, he buried his nose and himself in a duck-dive, let the wash pass over, and came up on the other side paddling, with an undiminished slug of forward momentum.

    Kook

  • “I had a two-foot-high jade Buddha from India that interested her,” said Lowy.

    Bobby and Jackie

  • But Jeff Calhoun, who directed and choreographed under Tune's "supervision," buries a simple show about '50s adolescent angst under a campy parade of fluorescent sets, cutesy choreography and more wigs than a John Waters movie (the Teen Angel wears a two-foot-high orange bouffant).

    UH-OH! TOMMY TUNES OUT

  • The army suggested the two-foot-high swastikas were not racially motivated but merely the work of a disgruntled soldier, whom it didn't name.

    The Fort Bragg Swastika

  • The glass door was only about three steps away and there was a large sign on it with the name of the place I'd been looking for in two-foot-high letters in yellow out of blue which I could have seen if I'd looked.

    What I cooked last night.

  • In 1978, when the 24-year-old Pearlman heard that Wüllenkemper would be visiting the U.S. around the time of his 50th birthday, he mailed him a two-foot-high birthday card covered with glitter, along with an invitation to dinner in New York.

    Mad About the Boys

  • Another thrust his head up through a hole above and cracked his skull against the rocky ceiling of the two-foot-high space.

    Queen of Blades

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