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  • I sold twenty-six oranges, ferried three love notes—one was rejected unopened by a thick-necked woman in a sour green dress—and brought a lovely girl in a lavender lawn gown a rose from a man in the gallery with a bushy moustache.

    Exit the Actress

  • Think about it this way: pretend for a moment that you are a beer-bellied, slope-faced, slack-jawed, thick-necked, trailer-park-dwelling hominid from the jungles of Appalachia, with a high-school equivalency degree and career skills chiefly in plumbing and siring children.

    Think Progress » Fifteen States Have Polluter-Driven Resolutions To Deny Climate Threat

  • He was a powerfully built man, thick-necked, broad-shouldered, with sinewy wrists and toil-distorted hands.

    THE HOBO AND THE FAIRY

  • A small tribute here to departed sexists: the Keys-Gray template – overbearing, thick-necked men striding around a TV studio with the kind of corporate menace normally associated with elite freelance torturers – may not be to everyone's taste.

    Andy Gray and Richard Keys convicted on sound evidence | Barney Ronay

  • The principal, Mr. Moore, a stout, thick-necked man of about forty, invited us into his office.

    Raven

  • The principal, Mr. Moore, a stout, thick-necked man of about forty, invited us into his office.

    Raven

  • I sold twenty-six oranges, ferried three love notes—one was rejected unopened by a thick-necked woman in a sour green dress—and brought a lovely girl in a lavender lawn gown a rose from a man in the gallery with a bushy moustache.

    Exit the Actress

  • Reacher's size is central both to his ability to prevail in violent encounters—he has a propensity for taking on gangs of thick-necked thugs—and to his self-concept.

    A Tough Guy's Tough Road to the Screen

  • In 1910, Sen. Robert LaFollette of Wisconsin called J.P. Morgan "a beefy, red-faced, thick-necked financial bully, drunk with wealth and power."

    Why Bankers Should Be Grateful for Occupy Wall Street

  • Mama had said, "You don't have to worry about me, Lew, I like my lovers thick-necked and wide-backed."

    Plum-Woman

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