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  • One of the cubes will hold electronics and the other two will carry folded-up sails, (Planetary Society co-founder Louis) Friedman said.

    Solar sails to take flight - Boing Boing

  • They were grand in concept but less so in reality as the sheer effort involved in filling eight pages made from a large folded-up piece of paper became painfully apparent once we had started.

    Magazines

  • What had her laughing was my suggestion that everyone carry a folded-up $20 bill in case they find themselves stranded and walletless, the starting point of so many pleas for help.

    Why are so many signs are misspelled? To keep us amused, no doubt.

  • In the bay-window display, apothecary bottles, one of the old-fashioned scales with its outspread pans like the arms of a crucifix, jars of Bromo-Seltzer, folded-up wheelchairs,

    Pharmacy

  • Identifying the female as “Julia, the 6′2″ bien-jambee,” he continued in a pedantic tone, “The room is a typical 10 × 18 with its coir matting, woven cadjan walls, wooden shutters, and army bed with folded-up mosquito net above.”

    A Covert Affair

  • What had her laughing was my suggestion that everyone carry a folded-up $20 bill in case they find themselves stranded and walletless, the starting point of so many pleas for help.

    Why are so many signs are misspelled? To keep us amused, no doubt.

  • I took the bag and stuck my folded-up handouts inside.

    Chocolate & Vicodin

  • Samir Sharifi, the host, is handed a piece of folded-up notebook paper with the verdict.

    Kabul Makeover

  • Identifying the female as “Julia, the 6′2″ bien-jambee,” he continued in a pedantic tone, “The room is a typical 10 × 18 with its coir matting, woven cadjan walls, wooden shutters, and army bed with folded-up mosquito net above.”

    A Covert Affair

  • I took the bag and stuck my folded-up handouts inside.

    Chocolate & Vicodin

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