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  • Since then, all vehicles in a Nascar race have the same boxy body style, with a futuristic back wing and a road-hugging shelf-like splitter in the front.

    Wrong Track: Nascar Feels Chrysler's Pain

  • The room was dominated by a huge antique desk, behind which sat a petite woman, her white hair set like swirls of whipped cream around her placid, doll-like face, with a quadruple string of pearls beneath, balanced on a shelf-like bosom.

    The Little Lady Agency and the Prince

  • The room was dominated by a huge antique desk, behind which sat a petite woman, her white hair set like swirls of whipped cream around her placid, doll-like face, with a quadruple string of pearls beneath, balanced on a shelf-like bosom.

    The Little Lady Agency and the Prince

  • The new car features adjustable aerodynamic devices -- notably a shelf-like splitter in front and an adjustable wing in back -- much like the wings on Formula One and Indy Cars.

    Fast, Not Furious

  • The room was dominated by a huge antique desk, behind which sat a petite woman, her white hair set like swirls of whipped cream around her placid, doll-like face, with a quadruple string of pearls beneath, balanced on a shelf-like bosom.

    The Little Lady Agency and the Prince

  • But the input of CDs to the house is enormous and unstoppable, plus there is a bad habit (note passive tense) of not putting away CDs, and the result was that the floor and the windowsill (lovely wide shelf-like windowsill) were piled with stacks of CDs.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • But the input of CDs to the house is enormous and unstoppable, plus there is a bad habit (note passive tense) of not putting away CDs, and the result was that the floor and the windowsill (lovely wide shelf-like windowsill) were piled with stacks of CDs.

    The Idea of Order

  • The folding doors, the shelf-like seat a wooden stool, if you're lucky, the light that snaps on when the door clicks shut—these details set my head swimming with dreamy nostalgia for a time when it was thought that a phone call demanded and deserved privacy, and the phone you used to make the call on merited a handsome, thoughtfully constructed home.

    Wooden Phone Booth Sighting: Sardi's

  • This street is linked by a side-street to a shelf-like road higher up the hill and, in late summer, when the abundant dropped fruit of the wild cherry trees gets trodden on, the footpaths up there are stained with red and dark-blue smears.

    Excerpt: Maps For Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam

  • Muttonchops flowing down into a perfectly trimmed shelf-like, brick-colored mat.

    Beards I Work With

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