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  • With his ship, the frigate Destiny, shuddering around him as Jake put it through a tight turn that stressed the hull to creaking point, he could think of half-a-dozen different places he would rather be at the moment.

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  • (“With his ship, the frigate Destiny, shuddering around him as Jake put it through a tight turn that stressed the hull to creaking point, he could think of half-a-dozen different places he would rather be at the moment.”)

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  • I had half-a-dozen model planes hanging from my ceiling on threads, although I couldn't be bothered painting them very often.

    When having a hobby was my hobby

  • The real clarity of vision, though, has lain with Demba Ba, the Senegal striker who has four goals from half-a-dozen League appearances since moving from Hoffenheim.

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  • As a co-parenting new father who writes at least a book per year, half-a-dozen columns a month, ten or more blog posts a day, plus assorted novellas and stories and speeches, I know just how short time can be and how dangerous distraction is.

    Boing Boing

  • Since November, Michelle has been spotted in accessories from Kara's Gemstone collection at least half-a-dozen times, including at the State of the Union.

    Jewelry From White House Wood

  • All we see in "Orchestra Pit, Théâtre des Champs-Elyées, Paris, 1933" are the scores on half-a-dozen dimly lit music stands, but they suggest a performance.

    Seeing Double and More

  • Asked about Sunday's uptick in activity, a NATO official said more than half-a-dozen nations were now carrying out strike missions, relieving pressure on the French and British air forces and giving the alliance more firepower.

    NATO Steps Up Libya Airstrikes, Bolstering Rebels

  • Since November, Michelle has been spotted in accessories from Kara's Gemstone collection at least half-a-dozen times, including at the State of the Union.

    Jewelry From White House Wood

  • Justice Department lawyers have held a flurry of last-minute meetings with Google and the parties objecting to the deal, which include Microsoft Inc., Expedia Inc., Kayak.com, Sabre Holdings and Farelogix Inc. The companies collectively operate more than half-a-dozen popular travel Web sites.

    Google Urges U.S. To Let ITA Deal Fly

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