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  • n. The 12-foot diameter circle outermost in the house.


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  • Everything from the ancient brass light switches and the copper bathtubs to the 12-foot alligator floor piece was hoarded by the peripatetic Mr. Yeh.

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  • Among the more amazing attributes of this five-story, double-width townhouse is a large backyard and porch, 12-foot ceilings, east, south and west exposures, and "parlor floor Jeffersonian floor-to-ceiling pocket windows and French doors leading to the Federal style columned veranda."

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  • WHAT WE WON'T: Shutting down the water features in the winter, including the pond and the 12-foot waterfall.

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  • Spotlight Home Tours Exterior landscaping includes a 12-foot waterfall and pond.

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  • When water levels get too low, the heat from the 12-foot rods generates steam, which can react with the rods' metal casing to create hydrogen explosions.

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  • Pendleton the remorseless Bichon Frise, who saunters down the sidewalk on his 12-foot leash and then clotheslines you ankle-high.

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  • Officials will unveil a 9/11 memorial that honors the local emergency units that responded to the attacks; it features a 12-foot steel beam from the north tower and other pieces of the World Trade Center and an eternal light.

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  • After a fine wedge shot from the drop zone, 109 yards away, he faced a 12-foot putt to save bogey.

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  • In size, "Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail" ranges from what is probably the first custom-made bra (1915) to a black satin court gown with a 12-foot train (c. 1845), made for the queen of Portugal and intricately embroidered with gilded copper thread.

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  • As if to acknowledge its history – it was built in 1917 and was originally the home of Charlie Chaplin's production company – a 12-foot statue of Kermit the Frog dressed as Chaplin's Tramp stands atop the gatehouse, tipping his bowler hat towards the Sunset Strip.

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