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  • A change to the Curly Wurly recipe invoked considerable ire when it rendered them unstretchable, thwarting a practice which is not simply used for fun and stress relief, but is also the subject of more than one world record.

    Twix takes the biscuit

  • But larger crews could do more, and those unstretchable limits were imposed by decisions made long before anyone smelled smoke.

    CNN Transcript Oct 24, 2007

  • The focus is sharp, the $25 limit unstretchable, the comments trenchant and the text instructive.

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  • Eight feet of unstretchable plant has blossomed into hoards of tomatoes that now, so close to the first of fall, have finally begun to ripen; all at once.

    VEGAN VISITOR

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  • . . . in a vacuum any object hanging from a weightless and unstretchable wire free of air resistance and friction will oscillate for eternity.
    --Umberto Eco, 1988, Foucaults's Pendulum, p. 3

    September 29, 2008