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  • The blunt-ended capsule is a PROVEN design with decades of experience on the books.

    Schedule Pressure and Shuttle Safety - NASA Watch

  • His fingers were long and blunt-ended under his black claws.

    Demon From The Dark

  • These people also claim that blunt-ended knives work just fine in the kitchen, and I guess that's true, unless you need to stab somebody in your kitchen.

    Warning: Sharp Thing May Cut Hand

  • Muybridge's long exposures make waterfalls or surging creeks look like sharpened wedges or blunt-ended mallets, weapons that enforce geological flux.

    Eadweard Muybridge: pioneer photographer

  • These people also claim that blunt-ended knives work just fine in the kitchen, and I guess that's true, unless you need to stab somebody in your kitchen.

    Warning: Sharp Thing May Cut Hand

  • They found that the chimps built and used five different types of tools to help them find beehives and extract honey: thin, straight sticks to probe the ground for buried nests; thick, blunt-ended pounders to break open beehive entrances; thinner lever-like enlargers to break down walls within the hive; collectors with frayed ends to dip honey from the opened hive and bark spoons to scoop it out.

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  • They found that the chimps built and used five different types of tools to help them find beehives and extract honey: thin, straight sticks to probe the ground for buried nests; thick, blunt-ended pounders to break open beehive entrances; thinner lever-like enlargers to break down walls within the hive; collectors with frayed ends to dip honey from the opened hive and bark spoons to scoop it out.

    Chimpanzee develops automatic mango peeler while competing in belt sander races

  • The houseboats were blunt-ended tubs a hundred feet long and forty broad.

    Lord of the Isles

  • Therefore she saw the glint of the manrikigusari-literally "the chain with the strength of ten thousand men" - consisting of two feet of hand-forged iron chain with three-and-one-half-inch blunt-ended weights attached to each end.

    The Miko

  • The left hand was extended and DeLong could make out a short black-wood stick, blunt-ended, as big around as his own nightstick.

    The Ninja

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