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  • But these twenty-acre work-animals of two-legged men of yours!

    CHAPTER XI

  • Other trips they made, sometimes accompanied by Dick, to his great dredgers working in the Sacramento basin, or his dam-building on the Little Coyote and Los Cuatos creeks, or to his five-thousand-acre colony of twenty-acre farmers, where he was trying to enable two hundred and fifty heads of families, along with their families, to make good on the soil.

    CHAPTER XVII

  • Police units, driven by muscular women with crewcuts, patrolled the twenty-acre complex in unmarked squad cars.

    A Kettle of Vultures

  • Against this deeply English backdrop, two dozen of us took a morning walk in a twenty-acre plantation of young walnuts that have sprung up from seed brought over from Kyrgyzstan in 1997 by Dr Gabriel Hemery, whose aim is to select and propagate new varieties of Juglans regia most suitable for timber from this unique source of genetic diversity.

    Wildwood

  • I saw a twenty-acre place with a house that had a plot next door perfect for a gun shop, but the guy was asking for too much money, alas.

    shopping for real estate

  • Anyway, they took over a twenty-acre park, a very important park in the neighborhood, with beautiful trees.

    Talkin' Sports with Ralph Nader

  • Today, of course, the Fund collects millions of dollars to run five health clinics, a hospital, and a twenty-acre retirement community.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • But most of the time I suspected they felt safe at our little compound, on a twenty-acre rounded piece of granite far from liquor stores and bars.

    Director's Cut

  • It opens off a little lane, and gives onto a gently sloping, twenty-acre field that curves down to a Georgian farmhouse called Racedown Lodge.

    The Passionate Partnership

  • The most distinctive of regional Mexican cuisines are available in the city, since ingredients from all parts of the republic are found in many of its markets, including the twenty-acre Central de Abastos, where 24,000 tons of food arrive each day.

    Dining in the D.F.: Food and drink in Mexico's capital

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