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  • Soon all sorts of animals made their presence known: otters, raccoons, swans with a train of little cygnets behind them.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • Of course, we shouldn't criticize the means of making all sorts of information available: such as gadgets, apps, and web 2.0 features ...

    Original Signal - Transmitting Web 2.0

  • For example, formaldehyde, which can be found in all sorts of cosmetics—as well as in food, new clothes, and fumes in our homes—can build up in the body without causing acute symptoms before suddenly reaching a saturation point at which a person becomes sensitive to even minute amounts, according to Angel DeFazio, BSci, AT, president of the National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation.

    The Truth About Beauty

  • Overturned wagons and booty of all sorts lay temptingly at hand where it had been left or thrown away by Federals who had been warned that "the rebels" were descending upon them.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • Our little table was laden with all sorts of tasty-looking food.

    CSS: Christmas Cheer

  • Her sheets were simple and white, and her closet was only half-filled with exotic, flimsy-looking clothing in all sorts of bright colors.

    INNER CIRCLE

  • May looked at Lucius to share her amazement, but his eyes were pinned to the tables of sweets by the band: piles of coffin-shaped chocolates filled with Grimy Ganache, and glimmering plates stacked with all sorts of tiny, delectable cakes made to look like miniature, sugary graveyards.

    May Bird, Warrior Princess

  • But the QMII left from Southampton, England, and we had to return our rental car in Paris, so all sorts of arrangements had to be madethe flight from Paris to London, a place to stay there, a way to get from London to Southampton with all our luggage, then home from the docks in Brooklyn at the end of the trip.

    The Italian Summer

  • In 1993 Keith Kozminski, then a graduate student at Yale, was trying out a flashy new microscope.1 The scope had all sorts of bells and whistles, including the ability to videotape cells in real time.

    The Edge of Evolution

  • No American writer had yet come to prominence although some, such as Anne Bradstreet, Jonathan Edwards, and Cotton Mather, would afterward be recognized as great, but there were innumerable scribblers churning out pamphlets, broadsides, drinking songs, satires, and all sorts of occasional verse.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

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