two-thousand-pound love



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  • A U.S. investigation later determined that the cause of the explosion was a two-thousand-pound American bomb that had fallen two kilometers short of its intended target, instead landing on Karzai and his security detail.

    The Longest War

  • On May 4 a B-1 bomber dropped a two-thousand-pound bomb on a building in the Afghan city of Farah, killing dozens of civilians.


  • He turned his body and waited before pulling his chute, afraid of being pulled right into the descent of the two-thousand-pound vehicle that was still behind him, tumbling his way.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • From ten to fifteen yards he could shoot a twenty- to thirty-inch arrow with such force that it would drive entirely through the carcass of a two-thousand-pound buffalo if it did not hit bone.


  • The old-time farm horses were smaller, tough and compact, closer to one thousand pounds than to our two-thousand-pound giants.

    The Dirty Life

  • For the uninitiated, she was a two-thousand-pound quadruped who would skulk around the house with a face as long as the animal she was emulating; and whose mane of horsehair would clog the shower on a daily basis.

    I do believe I came with a hat. | clusterflock

  • It is the home of the great white shark, two-thousand-pound killer of the seas, and of the hundred-foot blue whale, the largest animal that ever lived.

    Undersea (historical)

  • An American colleague of mine wrote to me today to remind me of the incident in December 2001 where a newly arrived air force controller in Afghanistan mistakenly signalled a high-flying B-52 bomber to drop a two-thousand-pound bomb on his own GPS coordinates.

    Less money better spent

  • Gazich tried to remember the phrase the American generals used when one of their two-thousand-pound bombs missed its mark and flattened the home of one of his countrymen.

    Act of Treason

  • After showing me his prized old farm equipment, harrows, antique snow rollers, and a room full of harness-making and leather-working tools, he introduced me to his seventeen-hand, two-thousand-pound Percheron draft horse, Jim.

    Healed by Horses


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