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  • That figure-eight Dior silhouette defined the atomic age as much as Chevrolet fins and baked Alaska.

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  • A moment later he ties a figure-eight knot through a ring in my harness.

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  • One pair was moving in a figure-eight pattern that threaded around the yurts on the western side of the camp, while the other pair did the same thing on the eastern side.

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  • She scoops Lucas up and rocks him in this figure-eight motion, humming him quiet.

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  • So, I'm basically the guy in charge of teaching knots at my Boy Scout summer camp, and just in the thumbnail, two of them are wrong. top-right starts out as a figure-eight (which is a stopper knot), but turns into a figure-eight follow-through, which is (for most purposes) just a figure-eight on a bight the left-hand part of the bottom-right is a sheet bend ...

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  • “Probably 'cause of your people's higher level of education,” Embry says as he eyes the car on his right about to cross the center point of the derby's figure-eight pattern.

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  • She pulls my boxers off and licks the tip of my cock in a figure-eight pattern.

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  • The ropes are then threaded through a figure-eight device clamped into the harness, allowing kloofers to "abseil," or rappel, great distances at a controlled clip.

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  • Soon enough the narrative begins to circle around itself -- reflecting perhaps the figure-eight pattern that Matthias uses to navigate the island on his quest to sell watches -- and to shuffle between past and present.

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  • The challenging figure-eight course, with its short, steep climbs and constant turns, is exactly the type of race that riders have been seeking whether they have radios or not.

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