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  • In Camp One are the legions of Huffington Post bloggers that feel their common cause has been trussed-up in the night and carried off to market.

    Jarvis Coffin: AOL and The Huffington Post, Continued

  • Part of the horror of such memorable coups of contemporary photojournalism as the pictures of a Vietnamese bonze reaching for the gasoline can, of a Bengali guerrilla in the act of bayoneting a trussed-up collaborator, comes from the awareness of how plausible it has become, in situations where the photographer has the choice between a photograph and a life, to choose the photograph.

    G. Roger Denson: You Say You Want a Revolution. Well You Know, Art Can Cure You of That

  • "We received information from confidential informants that Tino had done it and had driven the trussed-up body around to make sure that everyone knew that the family was very serious about its control of all the bookmaking business in New Jersey," said one law enforcement source.

    Jerry Capeci: Cancer Takes Fierce Mobster: Tino Fiumara, 69

  • But when he accidentally brings down a rare Night Fury (a seemingly invisible beast that can't be seen because its black skin makes it invisible against the night sky) with his bolo-catapult and tracks the trussed-up creature to the woods, he finds he lacks the heart to slay the beast.

    Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon

  • Birchwood, who suffered from ME, was strangled and left "cruelly trussed-up" with parcel tape and electrical cord.

    World record holder turned hitman jailed for murder

  • For the next few hours he drifted in and out of sleep, the shrill ring of the satellite phone interrupting dreams of poodles, bad comb-over hairdos, and trussed-up, plump German women.

    American Assassin

  • But when he accidentally brings down a rare Night Fury a seemingly invisible beast that can't be seen because its black skin makes it invisible against the night sky with his bolo-catapult and tracks the trussed-up creature to the woods, he finds he lacks the heart to slay the beast.

    Marshall Fine: Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon

  • The underwear is now modelled by being stuffed into the mouths of trussed-up porn actors, for instance.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Oral history claims that the statues walked, and Mr. Rapu believes he has found examples of the "shoes" they wore for the journey: stones, flat on the topside, used by the islanders to pivot a trussed-up statue back and forth and forward -- like moving a refrigerator -- while synchronizing their exertions with chanting.

    Before the Trees Disappeared

  • Or is she just going on trussed-up rote -- hair coiffed, colorful jackets and smile in place -- the daily ritual of running so deep in now it has become addictive, impossible to stop.

    Anne Taylor Fleming: Life as a Campaign: The Family That Campaigns Together Stays Together

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