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  • Debbie Tucker Green's recent Royal Court play, Truth and Reconciliation – though nothing like as so skilfully carpentered as Dorfman's – covered a huge swathe of history to suggest that some crimes are so grievous they can never be forgiven.

    Death and the Maiden – review

  • But as "The Book of Wooden Boats" Norton, 191 pages, $60 makes clear, a carpentered vessel of any age can be glorious to behold — especially in darkest winter, especially when photographed by Benjamin Mendlowitz.

    Photo-Op: Rough Seas

  • He wrote the classic "Take This Job and Shove It," made famous by Johnny Paycheck, and carpentered material for the likes of George Jones, Johnny Cash and Tanya Tucker.

    In concert: David Allan Coe at Cancun Cantina

  • Mr. FREEMAN: But when you read that in this voice, this sort of well-carpentered, deeply intelligent, plainspoken American voice, it's somehow soothing.

    Summer Books That Make The Critics' Cut

  • Except for the automobiles and pickup trucks parked in the dirt yards, the quarters owned by the Abelard family had changed little since they were carpentered together in the 1880s.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • It was all made of rosewood, beautifully carpentered to his own design.

    CONSPIRATA

  • Meals and social life center on the Bushbar, a burnished wooden tree house platform carpentered around a pair of centuries-old fig trunks.

    Special Report: Hidden Caribbean

  • I actually saw a movie once, Kurgan, that showed me that some of the things Jesus carpentered were crosses for the Romans.

    WHOSE REVIEW WOULD JESUS QUOTE?

  • At its best, his plain, well-carpentered prose has the air of a Sunday school teacher telling a Bible story.

    All the Presidents' Literature

  • Hitchens calls all religions -- not only Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- to task for being transparently man-made ( "the 'revelation' at Sinai and the rest of the Pentateuch was an ill-carpentered fiction, bolted into place well after the nonevents that it fails to describe convincingly or even plausibly").

    Leora Tanenbaum: Christopher Hitchens to God: Drop Dead

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