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“A U.S. investigation later determined that the cause of the explosion was a two-thousand-pound American bomb that had fallen two kilometers short of its intended target, instead landing on Karzai and his security detail.”
“On May 4 a B-1 bomber dropped a two-thousand-pound bomb on a building in the Afghan city of Farah, killing dozens of civilians.”
“He turned his body and waited before pulling his chute, afraid of being pulled right into the descent of the two-thousand-pound vehicle that was still behind him, tumbling his way.”
“From ten to fifteen yards he could shoot a twenty- to thirty-inch arrow with such force that it would drive entirely through the carcass of a two-thousand-pound buffalo if it did not hit bone.”
“The old-time farm horses were smaller, tough and compact, closer to one thousand pounds than to our two-thousand-pound giants.”
“For the uninitiated, she was a two-thousand-pound quadruped who would skulk around the house with a face as long as the animal she was emulating; and whose mane of horsehair would clog the shower on a daily basis.”
“It is the home of the great white shark, two-thousand-pound killer of the seas, and of the hundred-foot blue whale, the largest animal that ever lived.”
“An American colleague of mine wrote to me today to remind me of the incident in December 2001 where a newly arrived air force controller in Afghanistan mistakenly signalled a high-flying B-52 bomber to drop a two-thousand-pound bomb on his own GPS coordinates.”
“Gazich tried to remember the phrase the American generals used when one of their two-thousand-pound bombs missed its mark and flattened the home of one of his countrymen.”
“After showing me his prized old farm equipment, harrows, antique snow rollers, and a room full of harness-making and leather-working tools, he introduced me to his seventeen-hand, two-thousand-pound Percheron draft horse, Jim.”
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