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  • Though torn pretty well to pieces, the net in some way still remained foul, and he had had a thirty-mile tow out of his course.

    Charley's Coup

  • There is a thirty-mile stretch of the new 61 between Tunica and Clarksdale that is said to be the longest segment of highway in the world without horizontal or vertical curves.

    Interstate 69

  • A thirty-mile drive easily takes two hours when the scenery is this spectacular.

    Alex Henry: Henry Miller and a Sunday in Big Sur

  • I could go out for a thirty-mile run and come back without any major discomfort: an exhilarating realization.

    ChiRunning

  • We started in the late afternoon or early evening for this twenty-five-or thirty-mile march.

    Into the Rising Sun

  • No one dare complain because Beelzebub was blackmailing and/or threatening everyone in a thirty-mile radius.

    Felicia C. Sullivan: How to Survive the Holidays Without Bludgeoning Your Family with the Turkey

  • Launched in 2005 by AOL, TMZ stands for "thirty-mile zone," a term that originally described the area around Hollywood in which "on location" shoots were regulated.

    Carole Bayer Sager: Carole's Bookmarks: From Junk Food to Food That Saves Lives

  • Imagine a runner needing to win a three-mile race in order to qualify for a thirty-mile race later the same day against opponents who had qualified weeks ago and were fully rested.

    One of a Kind

  • On Tuesday of the week following my thirty-mile trip on Mount Holy Cross, my roommate Brian Payne ended up in the ICU after a serious skiing accident left him in critical condition.

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place

  • One can only suppose that for Dickens it was the equivalent of those twenty - or thirty-mile walks that he was fond of taking, at an average speed of 4.5 miles an hour — a way of releasing and relieving the extraordinary energy and nervous tension pent up in his small, neat body, while his dutiful wife lay back and thought of England (or, perhaps, The Pickwick Papers).

    Dickens Our Contemporary

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