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  • I should probably do that here, too, but that's what you get when you try to write every weekday: the half-blown, first-draft thoughts of someone who wouldn't mind taking a baseball bat to a sapling.

    chicken egg and cheese

  • Robin's eggs are an easy shade of blue, color I can duplicate with a chord on a guitar like it crawled from half-blown notes in the amplified echo of a synesthesiac's dream.

    The man who killed Molly Bloom - Act II

  • And before he got blowed up real good, Leslie Arzt gave us a quick history lesson on Ascani Sobrero, the man who invented nitro-glycerine and got his face half-blown off for his troubles.


  • He went to his little garden, and returned with a half-blown rose.

    The Black Dwarf

  • Then they crossed Purbeck field, as it is still called — which twenty years since was a wide waste of land, but is now divided by new fences, very grievous to half-blown horses.

    The American Senator

  • Some had but little confidence in their half-blown horses; with many the waiting, though so abused and anathematized, was in truth more to their taste than the run itself -- with others the excitement had gone by, and a gallop over a field or two was necessary before it would be restored.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • The half-elf ran a gentle finger along the edge of a half-blown spray of queen™s plume.


  • Not that I'd patrol with the half-blown reliners they call squadron leaders these days.


  • She pulled a half-blown rose, I thought it meant for me,

    Lundy's Lane and Other Poems

  • The half-blown buds of this variety are exquisitely beautiful, and vary somewhat in form according to their age; some resemble a nearly blown tulip, and others a rosebud.

    Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers Describing the Most Desirable Plants, for Borders, Rockeries, and Shrubberies.


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