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  • The CSI Unit was possibly the world’s homeliest human being, with dull brown hair that stuck mostly straight up, a nose much too large for his face, rimless glasses half an inch thick perched atop the nose, floppy ears, and beady eyes.

    The Huckleberry Murders

  • How could such a voyage be possible, with such a crew, on the huge Elsinore, a cargo-carrier that was only a steel shell half an inch thick burdened with five thousand tons of coal?

    CHAPTER X

  • This was the telencephalon, whose principal part was the neocortex, a dense rind of nerve fibers about an eighth of an inch thick that was simply molded over top of the existing mammal brain.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • So I let the yeast settle and returned the following day to find a beautiful, clear, brown rum wash with a layer of khaki-colored sediment about an eighth of an inch thick on the bottom of the Lexan container.

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • Grease-paint half an inch thick obliterated his features and gave him a wide, pathetic smile.

    Flowers for the Judge

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