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  • One of those to answer the call was Joseph Plumb Martin, a Milford, Connecticut, farm boy who in July enlisted in a regiment of Connecticut state troops.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • The ongoing shrinkage in NHS beds, the drive to treat more patients outside hospitals, the trend towards greater centralisation of services and the call from the health secretary, Andrew Lansley, for increased competition will put more pressure on the hospital sector's weaklings.

    Radical change in the NHS is essential

  • “Eva Cordes…” he scanned the call sheet on his clipboard.

    The 310: Boy Trouble

  • Not unexpectedly, the call went right to the filled-up voice mail.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good

  • The Stockbridge Indians answered the call and joined the patriot army at Cambridge, whereupon Gage advised Lord Dartmouth in London, “We need not be tender of calling on the savages, as the rebels have shown us the example by bringing as many Indians down against us here as they could collect.”

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • But the first thing that leaped to mind for any ultraconservative Christian Republican who received the call was “Steve Forbes is a wealthy, elite East Coast leather-boy homosexual deviant!”

    How to Rig an Election

  • Kyle Conklin, the guy who made the call to the station last night, had been the only person to see anything suspicious down here yesterday.

    Unpretty

  • He also wants to give an extra special thank-you to his mom, Barbara Wasserman, for always going above and beyond the call of duty.

    One of a Kind

  • To my über CP, Edie Ramer, you went beyond the call of duty on more then one occasion.

    Good Girl Gone Bad

  • The Thebans enthusiastically took up the call and rushed to the Cadmeia.

    Alexander the Great

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  • (n): the sequence of directions that begin a film take, typically: "Roll Sound!", "Roll Camera!", "Mark it!", "And... Action!"

    January 18, 2009