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  • "It may look like the Farallones to you, but to me it looks like a battleship coming right in the Gate with a bone in its teeth at a twenty-knot clip."

    CHAPTER XXVIII

  • McGonagle now commanded the U.S.S. Kilauea, a new twenty-knot ammunition ship built by General Dynamics in a Massachusetts shipyard.

    The Attack on the Liberty

  • A twenty-knot wind blew the tops off the whitecaps and rained them downwind, churning blooms of azure out of the dark water.

    The Whale Warriors

  • A twenty-knot wind blew the tops off the whitecaps and rained them downwind, churning blooms of azure out of the dark water.

    The Whale Warriors

  • About a twenty-knot breeze had whipped up a stiff chop on the bay, making the Del Norte rock at her mooring.

    The 6th Target

  • Ten-foot swells and a twenty-knot wind rocked us back and forth for the six-hour journey from Penang.

    The Macphersons: Week 42: The Sumatra Story

  • A woman who could sail alone in a twenty-knot gale or muck out a sheep pen without flinching.

    Lauren

  • Marching across the ocean in sets of seven, each breaker was flecked with white and capped with a thin froth of foam, the twenty-knot wind still kicking up whitecaps.

    Arctic Fire

  • The helicopter took off and headed north, helped by the twenty-knot wind blowing down the valley.

    Clear and Present Danger

  • The twenty-knot surface wind and sheets of falling rain made noise that interfered with sonar performance-but that included their own sonar, and sonar was their only safe means for getting information.

    Red Storm Rising

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