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  • OSS personnel at work in the Research and Analysis section of the Kandy field station, housed in an old tea plantation, where unwanted visitors included lizards, tarantulas, and six-foot-long cobras.

    A Covert Affair

  • When I started traveling for work, it meant flying to the occasional event in a smaller city, where I would stand for hours behind a six-foot-long table, smiling and handing out countless pork buns, the dish that—for better or worse—my Momofuku restaurants are known for.

    Confessions of a Travel Snob

  • OSS personnel at work in the Research and Analysis section of the Kandy field station, housed in an old tea plantation, where unwanted visitors included lizards, tarantulas, and six-foot-long cobras.

    A Covert Affair

  • The bellies of the 100-pound, six-foot-long sturgeon of the Fishery aquaculture farm were white, their vacuum cleaner-nozzle mouths toothless and slightly be-whiskered.

    The Great California Caviar Rush

  • "You've got to keep shocking the crocodile until it falls unconscious," the 52-year-old Mr. Praiphan as he twitched his thick, black mustache and patted a six-foot-long crocodile that was trussed up on the floor of his flat-bottom motorboat, located about a 20-minute drive from the center of Bangkok.

    As Floodwaters Rise, So Do Thais' Crocodile Fears

  • This was just as well, as she heard that the previous week a young British naval commander who saw a six-foot-long cobra in his cadjan dove out his open window and escaped with only a sprained thumb.

    A Covert Affair

  • This was just as well, as she heard that the previous week a young British naval commander who saw a six-foot-long cobra in his cadjan dove out his open window and escaped with only a sprained thumb.

    A Covert Affair

  • "You think you got him blocked because you think you got a pocket far enough away from the quarterback, but he sticks out his six-foot-long arms and he can actually reach the guy," Shanahan said the other day at Redskins Park.

    Bears say Julius Peppers was worth it

  • He struggles with a half-dozen six-foot-long bands of rebar slung over his right shoulder, flopping dangerously on the crowded street.

    In Haiti's shattered capital, metal scavengers take to the streets

  • He struggles with a half-dozen six-foot-long bands of rebar slung over his right shoulder, flopping dangerously on the crowded street.

    In Haiti's shattered capital, metal scavengers take to the streets

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