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  • n. Plural form of tumbleweed.


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  • It sure beats the former president spending his time clearing sagebrush and tumbleweeds from a ranch in Crawford.

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  • It's the dog hair from my Golden, rolling across the floor, true to the form of desert "tumbleweeds", that I worry the most about when I have guests pop in.

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  • The product of this is that the city core retains the relative feel of a ghost town akin to those that once flickered on silver screens in spaghetti Westerns, only here lacking the occasional bustle of tumbleweeds, meaning that downtown is eminently bearable for the council majority and Bill Mikolay, and so it might well remain.

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  • Judd Apatow 's extended comedy troupe pops up on screen, the audience claps and laughs out of sheer anticipation, "notes Lorne Michaels's does so, it's tumbleweeds, which is symptomatic of the larger problems at work in SNL-centric mediocrity that gives one the nagging feeling that Tina Fey's inability to cut the cord is going to quickly start to cool interest in her upcoming projects ....

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  • While it most assuredly would be a leap of faith to claim that Ethan Coen's 1979 college study of Wittgenstein directly shaped the making of True Grit, which the Coen brothers jointly directed and adapted for the screen from its original source, the 1968 novel by Charles Portis, hints of the philosopher's take on religiosity float through the stellar film like tumbleweeds.

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  • "Over the last four or five years we've seen a lot of fields go back to tumbleweeds."

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  • If I had any clue how to use photoshop I would make a picture of the (leaning) John Ross tower in twenty years complete with tumbleweeds, broken windows, and squatters inside taking crack hits as they enjoy the view.

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  • They ate things like tumbleweeds salted and canned or roadkill, cooked over an open fire.

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  • England's failure to qualify for Euro 2008, the Wembley debt mountain not forgetting the pitch, the 2010 World Cup farrago and Fifa's spectacular rejection of the 2018 World Cup bid mark this out as the age of tumbleweeds.

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  • Far away from the gusts out there tossing tumbleweeds under swaybacked radials, the swerve, catty wompous

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