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  • The maximum up-thrust occurred in central Altai with a maximum rise of 3,000 m to 4,000 m.

    Golden Mountains of Altai, Russian Federation

  • If I'd come on this video cold, I would have thought that the smug, chin up-thrust Ms. Bazelon writes the cooking column for a small-town Iowa newspaper.

    "What Do Women Diavloggers Want?"

  • Another stack of Anarki had been piled shoulder-high when Ice ripped off the handrail from the wrought iron staircase, then shoved them on the up-thrust rails.

    Possess Me At Midnight

  • Something indeed there is otherworldly about Obama and his up-thrust jaw.

    Let's look at the photos the NYT uses to illustrate a piece titled "On Bailout, Candidates Were Surely Themselves."

  • Big and burly, thews like Hercules, shoulders as wide as mountains, an ugly face whose nose strove to meet an up-thrust chin across a small, thick-lipped mouth.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • But the to-the-life resemblance was truly to be seen in the set of the mouth, in the slightly up-thrust chin and most of all in the unstoppable self-confidence of the eyes.

    The Delicate Storm

  • With a small sigh of regret, he turned away from the engaging sight of her up-thrust bottom.

    Deep Waters

  • For an hour he led them away from the Dandera rier and up over the high ground above the valley, into an area of thick scrub and up-thrust ridges of weathered limestone.

    The Seventh Scroll

  • The high ground on either bank formed standing waves of up-thrust basalt, turbulent and chopped into confusion like a storm sea in a tropical typhoon.

    The Seventh Scroll

  • In places the walls had collapsed in scree slopes of loose rock, and in others they were up-thrust into bluffs and needles that erosion had sculpted with a monstrous artistry into the figures of towering humanoids and other fantastic creatures of stone.

    The Seventh Scroll

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