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  • I plan to take Welshcakes down the road for a late supper at the Consorting Cafe don't get the wrong idea and I promised to change the lightbulb and I'll do the vacuuming tomorrow morning - not sufficient recompense for her kind taking-in of this irrascible blogger in his hour of need but I'll think of something.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • She held the blue suit up against her arms and legs, the trousers and sleeves would only need taking-in about two inches.

    The White Monkey

  • No longer lulled and half senseless from champagne, from warmth, from the discovery that it was delicious to be kissed when it was done right, his first great gulping taking-in of her breast had transfixed her, stilled common sense, conscience and all thought of flight.

    The Thorn Birds

  • While we labor to plant seeds of true manhood in the hearts of the people, we recognize the fact that there must be a going-out and a taking-in.

    The American Missionary — Volume 50, No. 9, September, 1896

  • Just a gulp which you had to strain your ears to hear, and which, at that, might have been a mere taking-in of breath such as every athlete must do, and all was over.

    The Coming of Bill

  • In this generation there was no literary man with such a popularity in any country; there have only been a few with such, taking-in all generations and all countries.

    Paras. 1-24

  • The mutual taking-in of the pretty street costume and the pretty morning toilet was the work of a moment -- the photographer has invented no machine that equals a woman's eyes for such

    Little Journey in the World

  • The mutual taking-in of the pretty street costume and the pretty morning toilet was the work of a moment -- the photographer has invented no machine that equals a woman's eyes for such a purpose.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • So grab a bowl of popcorn and get ready, you never know what bit of Oscar history you will be taking-in on February 27.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • I'm really liking this new turn that America's Next Top Model is taking-in that they're now actually trying to kill the models.

    Portland Mercury

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