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  • He was still in the air and in most unstable equilibrium, when the teamster hurled a thirty-pound lump of coal.


  • So today I did not write but went an hour early to Kingston to get three thirty-pound bags of PA-PURR, the biodegradable cat litter.

    Gail Godwin's 'Solo Notes' Journal: Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature

  • No product was too lowly or obscure not to warrant space on the packed shelves -- doll carriages, power drills, bow-and-arrow sets for real and for play, and, of course, cans and thirty-pound sacks of dog food.

    Tom Grimes's "The Leash": Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature

  • Mr. Whalen seemed to be a perpetual sixty-five, but he was lean and wiry and could haul a thirty-pound sack of dog food and still carry his canteen and leather pouch while holding on to Charlie's leash.

    Tom Grimes's "The Leash": Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature

  • This very act, this art form, of moving silently through total darkness, on an unblazed trail with a thirty-pound pack in hostile territory was perhaps the most difficult thing for a Special Forces soldier to master.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • Adding to the hilarity: the physical therapy facility did not have ADA-compliant doors, so leaving or coming in, for that matter required yanking open two thirty-pound glass doors.

    Author! Author! » 2010 » August

  • On top of that, shrapnel, in the form of thirty-pound bales of bills in tamper-evident plastic bags flew around the interior like really heavy pillows.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • Each thirty-pound, twenty-by twenty-four-inch, plastic tamper-evident bag contained approximately twelve thousand bills, as baled carefully in the counting room at Bristol Speedway headquarters.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • His shattered nose blossomed blood, and he felt like a piece of popped corn in a corn popper, floating this way and that, a hard trick with a thirty-pound rifle in his hands.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • I had expected a flurry of morning activity, made even more overwhelming by all of your needs, but Charlotte moved methodically—letting Amelia run around trying to find lost homework while she brushed your hair and fixed it in two braids, cooked scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast, and loaded you into the car along with the walker, the thirty-pound wheelchair, a standing table, and the braces—to use during physical therapy.

    Handle with Care


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