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  • En route to swim practice recently near their Glenwood, Md., home, her son John Thomas, 12, eyed a new SUV with a DVD player in back and began pressing her to replace their road-worn 2006 minivan.

    Managing Expectations of Costly Kids

  • This Is Why… finds the road-worn sevensome maturing in a lot of ways — and not the bad kind of mature read boring.

    Rodeo Ruby Love – This Is Why We Don’t Have Nice Things | BUZZGRINDER

  • This voice is what has gotten me into the predicament I now find myself: almost fifteen years into a life in the music business with nothing to show for it but a handful of unrecorded songs, a few guitar licks, two albums that went nowhere, and as much groupie sex as my road-worn penis could handle.

    Late, Late at Night

  • BS: To me this tour is going to answer an important question for a lot of us road-worn musicians, "Can a musician who is not much of an athlete or training cyclist really hop on a bike with their gear and manage a tour?"

    Jeff Biggers: Bonnaroo Goes Green: Rocker Ben Sollee Bikes to Mega Festival

  • When we arrived in Houston, I realized I'd underestimated the thick skin of these two road-worn professionals and whatever ice I'd perceived, melted.

    Sean Penn: Mountain of Snakes (Part II)

  • It was an old truck, road-worn and mud-covered, with a broken tailgate and a crumpled bumper.

    Without Pity

  • Like us, you can pilot your own rig—be it a road-worn forest-green Volkswagen van or a $450,000 shiny silver Newell coach complete with glove leather seats and an Italian marble bathroom.

    The RVer’s Bible

  • Kelsey, too, seemed less than pleased, focusing more on the pedestal and the road-worn figure behind the Baron than on Pwyll himself.

    The Woods Out Back

  • Cholera, that ancient scourge of the East which finds its easiest prey when men are physically impoverished with great exertions, now attacked the dusty road-worn corps, three Gurkhas being the first victims, while seven or eight more men were down the same evening.

    The Story of the Guides

  • Long they dashed on through the loneliness of that land; a depressing flight -- but more depressing than the abandoned and forlorn aspect of the scene was the consciousness that their steeds had become road-worn and were unable to respond.

    Under the Rose

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