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  • On the floor, a fifty-pound bag of sulfur beckoned, and I ripped it open and shoveled yellow dust into the vat.

    Miracles, Inc.

  • Not being a member, I had to stab a fifty-pound note in the palm of the guard at the gate and pretend to be only shaking hands.

    Hisham Matar | Embedded or The Silent Countenance of Suleiman al Dewani

  • At eight o’clock that same night, I’m stumbling down Aibileen’s street as discreetly as one can carrying a fifty-pound Corona typewriter.

    Excerpt: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

  • Tom Lynch paid $10 at the sale for the vaguely basket-shaped fifty-pound hunk, which he believed was copper or bronze.

    Meteorite Lands at Rummage Sale « Scavenging

  • This lead to Ashley, whom I had poked fun at two weeks earlier for her over eagerness in preparing for this trip, carrying just her few well thought out necessities, while I needlessly heaved a fifty-pound pack over my shoulders.

    Andrea R. Vaucher: Along for the Ride: Strangecation Goes Glamping

  • John Bellew remonstrated when he saw Kit arise with a hundred pounds in the straps and pick up a fifty-pound sack of flour and place it on top of the pack against the back of his neck.

    THE TASTE OF THE MEAT

  • Round and round he went, whirling and turning and reversing, trying to shake off the fifty-pound weight that dragged at his throat.

    The Clinging Death

  • Here he shot a moose, and once again each wolf-dog carried a full fifty-pound pack of meat.

    THE MAN ON THE OTHER BANK

  • Clad in a single shift and lying on a coarse grass-mat spread upon a pile of tobacco cases and fifty-pound tins of flour, was a young black girl.

    CHAPTER IV

  • If they made fifty-pound packs, it meant a daily walk of sixteen miles loaded and of fifteen miles light -- "Because we don't back-trip the last time," Kit explained the pleasant discovery; eighty-pound packs meant nineteen miles travel each day; and hundred-pound packs meant only fifteen miles.

    THE TASTE OF THE MEAT

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