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  • Then on St. Michael's day, September 29th, 2006, Mike and two teammates had taken a position on the out-cropping of a rooftop when an insurgent grenade bounced off Mike's chest and fell in front of him.

    CNN Transcript Sep 2, 2008

  • It looks more like a rock out-cropping, but you never know.

    CNN Transcript Jan 23, 2008

  • JOHNSTON: Well, as I was making a traverse across the -- connecting between the tracks and the first snow cave, I started to tap on a couple of rocks that were kind of an out-cropping.

    CNN Transcript Dec 19, 2006

  • On an out-cropping that overlooked Elmira, the Chemung River, and the “retreating ranges of distant blue hills” beyond,7 sat a small wooden octagonal enclosure with a peaked roof, glassed windows, wide doorway, coal grate, writing table, sofa, and chairs.

    Mark Twain

  • Chalk — out-cropping here and there, and sheep up on those downs, no doubt — his father had always sworn by Southdown mutton.

    Swan Song

  • Their guide motioned toward a huge rocky out-cropping some fifty yards away.

    An Accidental Greek Wedding

  • Sure enough, about a hundred yards down the trail was a huge out-cropping of rock that formed a floor and a roof.

    Wild Orchids

  • She was following the path that headed toward the sea, just east of the Point—the out-cropping of jagged rocks that jutted out over the quay.

    The Pleasure Seekers

  • She had a few flower beds, including patches of pansies near the house, a cluster of lily of the valley at the edge of the lawn, and a strange little cactus garden on a rocky out-cropping by the stone path.

    No More Words

  • The town had a population of less than a thousand, and it seemed like all of them had gathered near this out-cropping since Vaughn had beamed down.

    Demons Of Air And Darkness

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