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  • A fifty-ton cake ended over, splashing them with muddy water, and settled down before the door.

    CHAPTER 24

  • Duchess, a whacking big one-hundred-and fifty-ton schooner, a blackbirder.

    THE INEVITABLE WHITE MAN

  • With temperatures exceeding 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit, firestorms created incredibly violent cyclones and vertical winds that could toss fifty-ton bombers onto their backs.

    Whirlwind

  • He had hauled up the fifty-ton steamer Nyanza in three sections, and assembled them at the village of Dufilé, midway along the line of posts.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • This is absolutely horrific, of course, especially compared to routinely facing drugged-out individuals with little training and less supervision coming straight at them with fifty-ton bludgeons driven by thousand-horsepower Diesel motors.

    Maybe if We Just Called it "Arms Proliferation Prevention" . . . « Lean Left

  • Odd—you can get your fifty-ton locomotive insured against breakdowns, but not a basic Pace Arrow motorhome.

    The RVer’s Bible

  • One cow decided to show her gratitude by rubbing up against the pier, her fifty-ton bulk causing the sturdy structure to groan momentarily.

    Jed the Dead

  • The advance was slow, even after further tanks and assault guns were brought across the 19th Panzer Division's fifty-ton bridge.

    Panzer Aces

  • 'And this,' said Kato, 'is the man who scared away a fifty-ton octopus.

    The Ghost from the Grand Banks

  • In 1497 King Henry VII gave a Charter to John Cabot who, in a fifty-ton ship manned by eighteen English sailors, discovered the New Isle -- Newfoundland -- the ancient colony and cornerstone of our overseas dominions.

    The Empire of Mankind

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