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  • When we stand, we burn more calories, engage more muscle, and can whittle the circumference of our waists from a fat eunuch's to the size of a greyhound's.

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  • His arms, so long they gave him a greyhound's grace even though he was built like the side of a house....

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  • It was a splendid magnesium-frame bicycle, light as a puff; a silver skeleton with a seat like a greyhound's muzzle.

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  • He had the kind of greyhound's body that would never show fat.

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  • His hunched form was rock solid, his expression hyper as a greyhound's, his bunched muscles making him look weirdly like a gar - goyle.

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  • The little head with its long moustaches fixed its narrow eyes upon them from afar, its nostrils snuffing the air like a greyhound's, and then disappeared like an antelope on its owner perceiving that the Cossacks were thirteen strong.

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  • Sperver, sometimes with his nose in the air and his red moustache floating in the wind, sometimes with his grey eyes intently following the track, reminded me of those famous Cossacks that I had seen pass through Germany when I was a boy; and his tall, lanky horse, muscular and full-maned, its body as slender as a greyhound's, completed the illusion.

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  • Anchor; the Marquis of Granby; a greyhound's head and neck;

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  • The brightness of his eye had fled, -- his tail, which curled usually like a sucking-pig's, hung now straight down behind him, relaxed from its ringlet, like a piece of tarred rope, -- and his stomach, vying once with the symmetry of the greyhound's, was distended and globular as a small barrel of oysters.

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  • The Blue Dun -- dubbed with down from a black greyhound's neck, mixed with violet coloured blue worsted, wings pale part of a starling's wing.

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