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  • His third marriage occurred in 1872, when he was fifty-eight, and in 1874, although he lost the mother, a twelve-pound boy, stout-barreled and husky-lunged, remained to be brought up by a regiment of nurses in the palace on Nob Hill.


  • One Sunday afternoon, months after college, my father woke me up by dropping a twelve-pound weight on my head.

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  • “Now I hear the same grunting out here that we get during a forceps delivery of a twelve-pound baby.”

    Men Respond to Women's Tennis Grunts With Armpit Farts

  • They dragged along twelve six-pound guns and four twelve-pound howitzers.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • I have a lot of respect for the fish, the acrobatics—a ten- or twelve-pound steelhead tailwalking down the water, taking out all your line.


  • The major had collected data on the effects that various weapons had on targets at various ranges, including data that showed how much shrapnel actually whistled through the air around a bursting artillery shell.42 He did the math and found that six twelve-pound artillery guns of the time could subject an exposed group of soldiers to about three hundred bits of shrapnel per minute.

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  • Its original twelve-pound cannons are still in place.

    Going Home to Glory

  • They were short-barreled, large-caliber guns with large spoked wheels that fired twelve-pound payloads.


  • Finding resistance increasing, he built a ramshackle fort on the Norfolk side of the bridge – it was dubbed the pig pen by the Patriots – and installed two twelve-pound cannons.

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  • Seven-pound Chub Chub and twelve-pound Munchie kept me from drowning, just like Labs four times their combined size.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Dog


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