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  • I only wanted to see Ben so I left after the Lemonheads played "it's a shame about Ray", but opening up for both bands was a group I had never heard of called Matchbox 20.

    sperm bank mix-up comedy

  • I don't remember seeing any little kids called Matchbox 20 playing at Live Aid!!

    Live8 Insider

  • Professor Donald Michie-who'd worked on the machines at Bletchley Park with Jack Good and Alan Turing during the war-described a machine called the Matchbox Educable Noughts And Crosses Engine:

    The Tao of Mac

  • Mary O'Grady's saddle was broken, and could never be used again, and no more could "Matchbox," because she had broken her neck.

    All on the Irish Shore Irish Sketches

  • "Upon my soul, she wasn't such a bad bargain after all," he thought one pleasant December day as he jogged to the Meet, leading "Matchbox," who was fidgeting along beside him with an expression of such shrewishness as can only be assumed by a pony mare; "if it wasn't that Mary likes riding her I'd make her up a bit and she'd bring thirty-five anywhere."

    All on the Irish Shore Irish Sketches

  • Had Mary seen him and "Matchbox" a moment later, emerging separately from a hole in mid stream, her respect might not have prevented her from laughing, but the fact remains that the pair got across somehow.

    All on the Irish Shore Irish Sketches

  • "You could strike a bally match on her, this minute, if it wasn't so wet!" thought Mr. Denny, and with the simple humour that endeared him to his friends he christened the pony "Matchbox" on the spot.

    All on the Irish Shore Irish Sketches

  • The blow was aimed at Dinny Johnny, but the moment was miscalculated, and it fell on "Matchbox" instead.

    All on the Irish Shore Irish Sketches

  • Mr. Denny never quite knew how he got into the horrors of the saddle, still less how he and "Matchbox" got into the road.

    All on the Irish Shore Irish Sketches

  • When they went back to look for "Matchbox" she was still lying in the bohireen.

    All on the Irish Shore Irish Sketches

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