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  • He found its squared-off, plastic appearance ugly, but he was curious about the upstart designer who had somehow won the approval of the Austrian military.

    Pistol-Packing By the Millions

  • A sloe-eyed beauty, Miss Helena Roseingrave was denied perfection only by the corded strength in her arms, the broad shoulders, the squared-off jut of her chin.

    Earl of Durkness

  • “Mick” to his friends, and “Mickey” when Regan was in an expansive mood, Lowe was short and muscular, the effect of habitual weight training that had caused one observer to describe him as “a squared-off fireplug of a guy.”

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • You do your children a disservice if, instead of trying to work with what life throws at you, you rage against change and continue to try to push your round family peg through an increasingly squared-off hole.

    Charlie Condou: The three of us

  • “Mick” to his friends, and “Mickey” when Regan was in an expansive mood, Lowe was short and muscular, the effect of habitual weight training that had caused one observer to describe him as “a squared-off fireplug of a guy.”

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • The English vases emulate Chinese imports in both shape and decoration, while beautifully gilded and decorated scent bottles echo the squared-off lines of imported snuff bottles.

    Art, Technology, Design, Crisscrossing the Globe

  • Dan Neil reviews the Nissan Quest mini-van, which he says rejects sleekness outside in favor of squared-off blockiness, while the inside has all of the expected family-friendly amenities.

    For Your Big-Box Shopping, Drive a Big Box

  • There's the great "Untitled (Candida)" (1965), an open, generously proportioned, squared-off "collage" of stainless plates, their surfaces enlivened with scribbles from the grinder.

    The Artist in All His Dimensions

  • This phenomenal appeal can be traced to the Glock's enormous ammunition capacity, its smooth functioning, its slightly menacing squared-off appearance, and, in the case of some rap songs, its having a name that rhymes with many other words.

    Glock Book Chronicles A History Of America's Gun (PHOTOS)

  • Dirty sheets covered squared-off shapes against one wall, but aside from those and an obvious pile of painting supplies, the shed was empty.

    Brush of Darkness

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