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  • Workers at the Weinstein Gallery reported that a young man brazenly snatched the piece, worth more than $200,000, from the wall on July 5 and casually walked away.

    Police say Picasso theft was part of luxury spree

  • Extensive writing covered the wall behind them, the same writing found in the Khor Virap map chamber.

    The Ark

  • I never dreamed that in less than three years the wall would come down and a six-thousand-pound section of it would be sent to me for my presidential library.

    An American Life

  • Blanco drove a 1-0 pitch from former Mets reliever Guillermo Mota (0-1) just over the wall in left for his first homer of the season.

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  • My mother followed his gaze: a little metal stove empty of wood, boot prints across the plywood hammered against the window frame, a map of the pre-war Soviet Union on the wall left by the school principal, green and brown in the middle, blue in the north, with a big red star for Moscow, where Dr. Kremer grew up.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • He played the light up the wall to the fifty-foot-high ceiling and then followed the wall away from him until the surface ended at a right angle to another wall.

    The Ark

  • The blood on the wall quickly disappeared, as if it were water evaporating on a hot skittle.

    The Ark

  • His daughter, Stefanie, who was now seventeen, proudly accepted the honor, which culminated with the unveiling of a portrait of Stuey, nestled on the wall among the framed likenesses of other poker legends such as Johnny Moss and Benny Binion.

    One of a Kind

  • A wrinkle-free Brezhnev in oil frowns from the wall above the desk.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • The three fishing rods are still in the barn, leaning against the splintery boards, but they are now behind the row of spades and hoes, pressed to the wall by the more essential tools.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

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