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  • noun Plural form of afghan.


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  • I never questioned why they called afghans, afghans until I learned about the Ghans.

    cook·ie swap

  • September 13th, 2009 5: 58 pm ET philosophicaly i don't disagree with dems that the afghans should be able to do more of the work. however, it is completely naive to start believing at this time that the afghans can or should be able to handle their region. we need to insure that they are able to by putting the work in now. do i want to see any more american lives lost in this region of the world? absolutely not. still, it was when we failed to follow up after helping push out the soviet military that resulted in us suffering 911. we left a void, and had we helped fill that void with leaders dedicated to democracy and rule of law, the taliban and al quaeda, would never have had the chance to strengthen and come after us. we are in afghanistan at this point and we've already invested a lot. we need to finish the job this time and we stand a better chance of a more secure future. ding dong

    Dem senators: Afghanistan mission needs timeline, clarity

  • From 10 a. m.-2 p.m., the "Stitch-In" group will host a holiday sale of handmade sweaters, scarves, hats, mittens, quilts and afghans.

    Loudoun County community calendar, Oct. 14-21, 2010

  • From 10 a. m.-2 p.m., the group will host a holiday sale of handmade sweaters, scarves, hats, mittens, throws, quilts and afghans.

    Loudoun Community Calendar, Oct. 17-24, 2010

  • Yes, but I've never made any money for it, or even received afghans and cakes like she does!

    A Conversation with Lisa Tucker

  • She buys vintage afghans from thrift shops, uses automated, circular knit looms to create solid or striped pieces and outsources hand-knitting or crocheting to a team of talented yarn-workers around Austin, Texas, where she lives.

    Turning Knitting Into Art That Pops

  • She spends most of her workday in her living room, which is filled with colorful collections—fresh flower arrangements, vintage cookie jars, gnomes, Russian nesting dolls, crochet-covered exercise balls and piles of Technicolor crocheted afghans, all of which serve as inspirations for the bright color mixtures in her art.

    Turning Knitting Into Art That Pops

  • There is a population of roughly 30 million afghans, those are large families, so lets say there will be about 6 million households, give each head of household 500 USD a month.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Price of Soldiering

  • I noticed that those who sat inside the blue carts had colorful afghans covering their laps, in contrast with their pale faces, and I figured that the blankets were hand-made by volunteers.

    French Destinations

  • It was nice to see a Prince car piece next to the fireplace and Kelley's afghans in a domestic setting.

    Liz Markus: Liz Markus Art Diary, Jan. 18, 2012


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