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  • If you have something hammer-like (the ticket), then it is easy to be lazy and use that hammer to assert power vs. truly engaging students - think of most country's border guards; they should be tourism advocates, but instead let their power get in the way.

    6 posts from April 2010

  • It's past it's prime - a situation with which I can identify - and you may want to pull the bullets with an inertia-type tool, a hammer-like bullet puller, and dispose of the components.

    I posted two photos of bullets... is the the handful bad?? and another has two differing types.. what knind is it??

  • Barnett, 48, was battered around the head with a hammer-like object and dragged into her bathroom.

    Danilo Restivo convicted of murder and mutilation of neighbour after nine years

  • But its hammer-like minor-key repetitions ( "Twenty long weeks, twenty looooooong weeks …") could just about withstand comparison with minimalist composers such as Steve Reich.

    The Unthanks

  • Blood roared in his head and at that moment he wanted nothing more than lash out at the arrogant yanqui, to drive one hammer-like fist into his smug little grin with enough force to crush every bone in his face.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Summer arrives with the smell of baked ricotta and berry tarts… oh, and a little treat.

  • Screaming and fighting the high priest was dragged back across the altar; a hammer-like fist smashed down, and Gorulga's cries were stilled.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • Ferragus tried to respond, tried to plant two hammer-like blows into Sharpe's vulnerable ribs, but his broad back was filling the window and it was the first easy target the French had been given since the siege of the farm had begun, and two musket balls struck him and he shook again, then opened his mouth and the blood spilled out.

    Sharpe's Escape

  • With her heart beating hammer-like, she glided to the back of her prison hut and out the door, passing the snoring guard Bajujh had set over her.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • Even so, he saw through the haze as Varagh reached one hand back and clench it into a hammer-like fist.

    Bloodlines

  • Screaming and fighting, the high priest was dragged back across the altar; a hammer-like fist smashed down, and Gorulga's cries were stilled.

    The Conan Chronicles

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