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  • As anyone who has come oh-so close to winning a computer solitaire game and been unable to resist clicking "new game," or who has found it harder to walk away from a slot machine after spinning two bells and a lemon (a near-miss) than after getting a bell, a lemon, and a three-bar (a total miss), knows, near-misses are like crack.

    Hit Me Again! The Gambling Brain

  • "Friday the 13th" is basically a three-bar lick that's repeated over and over; it's always struck me as being a little too minimalist for a trio number, but Monk and Overton brought out its full potential with the 10-piece ensemble: With each repetition of the essential 20 or so notes of the theme, the piece seemed to grow darker, deeper and more menacing -- like a run of bad luck creeping up on you.

    Monk's Town Hall Concert Reborn, Reworked

  • The chapel's tops, brightly lit until midnight, poked through the top of the trees like golden Hershey's Kisses with three-bar crosses on top.

    Vergangenheits­bewältigung

  • A bartender at the huge, three-bar pub Pat O'Brien's, mooning over his empty room, said the crowd this time of year was typically five or six deep.

    Blue Roof Blues

  • For this reason the generators are usually of the three-bar type and sometimes have only two bars.

    Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1 A General Reference Work on Telephony, etc. etc.

  • Longer, three-bar face masks that provide jaw protection peaked in the 1980s.

    NYT > Home Page

  • After the opening "Scene Zero," in which we hear Mr. Turnage's breathless "three-bar overture," as the librettist dubs its, the chorus of reporters introduce the story by singing sputtered vocal lines in crunchy block chords.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The big difference is a more angular front end, with a large three-bar grille; gone is the awkward-looking lower grille on the current CR-V.

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • Expo in November, Ford designers have put into production the show trucks horizontal three-bar grille, distinctive wraparound headlamps and sculpted surfaces united with precise execution.

    WN.com - Articles related to Porsche Top Brand in J.D. Power and Associates Dependability Study

  • Inspired by the outstanding public reaction to the Ranger MAX show truck revealed at the 2008 Thailand International Motor Expo in November, Ford designers have put into production the show trucks horizontal three-bar grille, distinctive wraparound headlamps and sculpted surfaces united with precise execution.

    WN.com - Articles related to Porsche Top Brand in J.D. Power and Associates Dependability Study

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