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  • Before the season unravels in finger-pointing, helmet-tossing and recriminations, the Giants must swiftly hire a well-regarded motivational speaker from Queens Blvd. — a copper-haired gent who speaks fluent Korean, retains a cape-wearing lawyer and is known, at anxious moments, to howl, "Serenity Now!"

    Serenity Now! Giants Need Some

  • I knew about Uncle Ben the explorer who survived a shipwrecked Arctic winter by eating polar bears, Aunt Barbara the copper-haired feminist whose husband would spring naked out of the rhododendrons and frighten the maids, beautiful Amy who died of tuberculosis, my great-grandfather Norman who would walk 50 miles at a stretch with his hawk on his wrist.

    Hancox: All under one roof

  • They were manned (if that's the word) by cliche-come-to-life copper-haired ladies in rhinestone eyeglasses, armed with enormous plastic cups filled with coins.

    The Other Side Of The Opening

  • Standing away from the mass of fame frottage surrounding copper-haired actress Julianne Moore was the comedienne Sandra Bernhard.

    The Transom

  • Standing away from the mass of fame frottage surrounding copper-haired actress Julianne Moore was the comedienne Sandra Bernhard.

    The Transom

  • Standing away from the mass of fame frottage surrounding copper-haired actress Julianne Moore was the comedienne Sandra Bernhard.

    The Transom

  • Standing away from the mass of fame frottage surrounding copper-haired actress Julianne Moore was the comedienne Sandra Bernhard.

    The Transom

  • A wish also carried a heavy price: it instantly aged the caster five years, whether he chose to summon a bowl of gruel or a copper-haired frawl back from non-existence.

    Flint, the King

  • Chubby, freckle-faced, copper-haired, and very unsure of herself, Rachel Jennings had been teased mercilessly by dark-haired Daisy Burton who reveled in calling her a "fat gingerbread freak."

    Disordered Minds

  • "Did you form the impression, though, Nat, that the copper-haired young gentleman wished to put a bullet between our eyes every time we led her into a dance or drew her into a discussion on bonnets?"

    Unforgiven

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