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  • t 'want or unwant to love or unlove maybe they're there but won't let me in not takin' chances on the ones the grittin 'of my teeth for only a second would mean my mind has just been swallowed whole an' so I step back t 'the street an' then turn further down the road poundin 'on doors lost? not really just out lookin'

    The Times They Are A-Changin'

  • Concentrate on the ones in the VIIIth arrondissement and thereabouts …”

    Maigret and Monsieur Charles

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  • In the Philadelphia area, we have a news radio station that promises "traffic on the twos": reports 2 mins. after the hour, 12 mins., 22 mins., and so on.

    July 29, 2008

  • "The ride begins every 10 minutes, “on the ones,�? Lee said, meaning that during daytime hours, a train leaves the first stop, Franklin Avenue while another leaves the last stop, Prospect Park, at one minute past the hour and every 10 minutes thereafter."

    The New York Times, In Brooklyn, It’s the Little Train That Can, by Michael Wilson, July 24, 2008

    July 24, 2008