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  • The program, in which a person wears a wrist-watch sized radio transmitter on their wrist or ankle, is aimed at tracking and rescuing people with cognitive conditions who tend to wander from home.

    Missing man found through LoJack

  • Watson watched one of the men below flick his cigarette into the street and motion toward his wrist-watch.

    Stella Bonhomme and the League of Mischief

  • Dick shrugged his shoulders, and stood up, glancing at his wrist-watch.

    CHAPTER XXX

  • I could see between his wrist-watch and his shirt cuff that he was tattooed, but not just a tattoo, the kind of tattoo that is multicolored and all smashed together.

    You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again

  • Even as he uses a shape-shifting wrist-watch to woo Roxanne by disguising himself as a nerdy museum curator, Megamind decides that life will only have meaning again if there's a super-hero to battle.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: Megamind

  • She became hopelessly lost, which didn't matter at first until she glanced at her wrist-watch and knew that she was going to be late for tea.

    Politics 101

  • Peter Poolman - the actor who does his own underwater stunts; who fought off a shark with a wrist-watch; who makes masked mobsters defecate in their drawers.

    Go Ahead

  • In the 1970s, when I was a kid, we took it for granted that within two decades or so the landline would have evolved into the wrist-watch video-phone as used by the chaps on Thunderbirds.

    Holding out against the internet

  • Beyond a book of easy-to-prepare, easy on the oily-discharge meals, the product add-ons are potentially limitless: an alli cross-branded set of clothing in dark colors, complete with a small absorbent replaceable pad; an alli branded wrist-watch, to keep track of the usual duration between your meal and your treatment effect; or alli-approved meal options at participating fast food chains.

    John Fischer: Pooping Yourself Skinny: Today's Pharmaceutical Lifestyle

  • He halted and looked for the third time at his wrist-watch.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

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