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  • And still occasionally, the nine-fingered among us come to understand the power of one all too well.

    Current Comedy 3/17/09: Earplugs

  • He deserves a lot of credit for the Democrats 'return to power in 2006, and I've been looking forward to seeing him become the first nine-fingered Speaker of the House.

    William Klein: Don't Do It, Rahm!

  • The source is close to a group of poker players who took part in a 1999 game arranged by Wilkes and attended by Foggo, Cunningham and a nine-fingered former CIA officer named Brant Bassett, who worked for Goss when the outgoing CIA chief was House Intelligence Committee chair.

    Changing the Guard

  • Meanwhile, nine-fingered composer Bill McGuffie's score smothers all of the above in an aspic of car chase jazz.

    "Something to do with the tissue..."

  • That's because John Hemingway and his kids took a free ride with a dude who bore more than a passing resemblance to the nine-fingered guitarist....

    WEEKLY ROUNDUP

  • "I went to the docks looking for a nine-fingered slave boy, if you can credit that."

    Ship Of Magic

  • He had listened to the part about the nine-fingered man staying in her guest house with stoic patience, inclining gradually away from professional politeness when she started on about him killing her dog and trying to fake its accidental death in next door's garden.

    Quite Ugly One Morning

  • She put on her glasses and read on: Police investigating the brutal murder of City doctor Jeremy Ponsonby today stated that they were looking for a nine-fingered man in connection with the crime.

    Quite Ugly One Morning

  • Her eyes travelled over his body and it was plain that the eyes of scarlet and crystal were lovely to her, that she admired his silver hand and his nine-fingered hand, that even the great foot of Cwlwwymwn was beautiful in her sight.

    Elric At The End of Time

  • For there, leaning against the open door of the case where the skeleton of the nine-fingered man hung, was Dollops, bleeding and faint, and with

    Cleek, the Master Detective

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