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  • The bike rests on a slow-rising elevator beneath center stage.

    Fallin’ Up

  • The graph showed the projected deployments of 40,000 like a slow-rising mountain.

    Military thwarted president seeking choice in Afghanistan

  • It was a gentle, slow-rising high that lifted to more than six hundred crescendos of blissful orgasm for both women over the next two years.

    The Punany Experience

  • The president held up a green-colored graph labeled “Alternative Mission in Afghanistan” showing the projected deployments like a slow-rising mountain that peaked at 108,000 U.S. troops after the 40,000 were added in the next 15 months.

    Obama’s Wars

  • He pointed to the slow-rising graph showing the projected addition of force into Afghanistan.

    Obama’s Wars

  • Nylan reached, straining, for the slow-rising deep chaos.

    The Chaos Balance

  • A trip to the pantry, where I stirred the beer mash fermenting in its tub, squeezed out the curds of the soft cheese a-making, and punched down the slow-rising salt bread, ready to be made into loaves and baked in the morning, when the small Dutch oven built into the side of the hearth would be heated through by the night's low fire.

    Drums of Autumn

  • It was ten o'clock in the morning, three hours since she had left her house and a most reasonable time of daylight, when Flora turned out of the flatness of "south of Market Street" and began to mount a slow-rising hill.

    The Coast of Chance

  • The mists, slow-rising farther off, part resting on the earth, the remainder of the column already ascending so high that you doubt whether to call it a fog or a cloud.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866

  • The chain may commence in the south or the north in two or three soft, slow-rising undulations, which trend away from you and form a vapory background to the landscape.

    Across China on Foot

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