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  • Hospital officials are aiming to reduce patients' and employees' exposure to toxins that linger in fabrics from a recently burned cigarette, also known as third-hand smoke, Lauve said.

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  • Filtered, second - and third-hand accounts of events fill the air.

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  • So what we have here qualifies as second-hand information, perhaps even third-hand information.

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  • Sighing, I reached in my small and narrow closet to grab a pair of jeans and a Baby Phat tee that looked as second- and third-hand as it was.

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  • March 9th, 2009 at 10: 27 am dharmamama: I dunno … not having seen it, this is a bit of a third-hand comment, but I think it may shed some light on the true depths of depravity open to the human soul some things are better left in shadow however

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  • Unfortunately, Mr. Santopietro relies entirely on second- and third-hand anecdotes about the making of the three "Godfather" movies, essentially doing a clip job from previous articles and books.

    Taking the Cannoli

  • But as this part of the story comes from second - and third-hand accounts, it "gets a little fuzzy," says archaeologist Mike Scafuri of the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in Charleston, where the recovered Hunley is on display.

    Students dive into mystery of Civil War submarine Hunley

  • On September 11, the school cut access to the internet and TV and the only thing his class knew was a third-hand rumor that “New York got hit.”

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  • Sighing, I reached in my small and narrow closet to grab a pair of jeans and a Baby Phat tee that looked as second- and third-hand as it was.

    Real wifeys

  • "We ask only to be judged on what we report, rather than on second- and third-hand accounts about figures that none of us can independently confirm," she said.

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