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  • His book, Counter Intelligence: Where to Eat in the Real Los Angeles, is the much-thumbed bible of authentic ethnic food here.

    Jay Weston: Heal the Bay Food Benefit Is Gold's Best Ever

  • He then led the way past a plywood partition to a small inner office, really just a step up from a cardboard box, where he proceeded to unlock a safe and remove a much-thumbed mimeographed document.

    A Covert Affair

  • He then led the way past a plywood partition to a small inner office, really just a step up from a cardboard box, where he proceeded to unlock a safe and remove a much-thumbed mimeographed document.

    A Covert Affair

  • His book, Counter Intelligence: Where to Eat in the Real Los Angeles, is the much-thumbed bible of authentic ethnic food here.

    Jay Weston: Heal the Bay Food Benefit Is Gold's Best Ever

  • Her bedroom bookcase holds her much-thumbed “Twilight” paperback and 62 other novels about vampires, werewolves and the supernatural.

    TWILIGHT SAGA NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 16TH | Open Society Book Club Discussions and Reviews

  • For much of the twentieth century, it was virtually the only book in many Italian homes, its much-thumbed pages bulked out with handwritten notes and recipe variants.

    Delizia!

  • She pushed the soft tangle of her shoulder-length, too-curly blond hair from her eyes and reached for the much-thumbed program that rested on top of the precarious stacks of printouts, manuals, schematic drawings of Tiger missiles, and scrawly handwritten ads for the in-plant newspaper, the San Serano Spectrum, that heaped the desk on all sides of the keyboard.

    The Silent Tower

  • He hauled out a key, unlocked his briefcase, and drew out a large, much-thumbed, loose-leaf notebook.

    The Worlds Of Robert A Heinlein

  • It fell open at one much-thumbed page - and on that page there was a mark.

    The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters

  • There was a bookcase containing a red-bound, battered copy of the Penal Code, which must have been bought from one of the secondhand book dealers along the Seine or up the Boulevard Saint-Michel; a few early twentieth-century novels, a volume of Zola and one of Tolstoy, and a much-thumbed plan of Paris.

    Maigret and the Lazy Burglar

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