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  • Kruszynski swept her up in another rib-cracking bear hug.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • The Implementor saw a rib-cracking kick, followed by a backhanded swipe of the masked one's claws, and Ettojh went skidding limply across the deck.

    Addicts

  • Roy gave me the usual rib-cracking bear hug and the dogs wiggled and fawned the way they do, but they settled down quickly because they were still tired from hunting.

    Fool’s Paradise

  • Roy gave me the usual rib-cracking bear hug and the dogs wiggled and fawned the way they do, but they settled down quickly because they were still tired from hunting.

    Fool’s Paradise

  • Normally I'm reduced to rib-cracking laughs by your column, but today as I procrastinate packing up to leave Shanghai by reading your latest column I find myself confronting in print all the feelings welling up inside.

    The Stresses and Rewards

  • Roy gave me the usual rib-cracking bear hug and the dogs wiggled and fawned the way they do, but they settled down quickly because they were still tired from hunting.

    Fool’s Paradise

  • Which isn't to say that some years the Oscars don't deliver a rib-cracking sucker punch a la Oklahoma sending eugenicist Tom Coburn to the United States Senate, the electoral equivalent of Million Dollar Baby winning Best Picture last year.

    Kevin Hench: "Original" Sin

  • Roy gave me the usual rib-cracking bear hug and the dogs wiggled and fawned the way they do, but they settled down quickly because they were still tired from hunting.

    Fool’s Paradise

  • Hagrid stooped down, bestowed upon Harry a cursory and rib-cracking hug, then ran back to the shattered window.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • Hagrid stooped down, bestowed upon Harry a cursory and rib-cracking hug, then ran back to the shattered window.

    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

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