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  • Because HIS belief says it is somehow, hand-wavingly “dangerous” to see?

    Communique from the Continent of Stupidea

  • In the meantime did Kerry get a "bounce" from his micromanaged, flag-wavingly patriotic lovefest in Boston?

    HAIL TO THE CHIEF

  • Not doing one more hand-wavingly justified, speciously normalized, pseudo-temperature publicizing, tree ring study.

    New Scientist, Juckes and Rob Wilson « Climate Audit

  • I've always been looking for a sewing how-to book that worked like my favorite cookbooks--a book that would give good, wearable general projects with real variations, and, more importantly, wouldn't be either overwhelming in the amount of detail given or hand-wavingly vague about exactly HOW you are supposed to follow an instruction like "insert zipper."

    September 2006

  • Corresponding equations can be somewhat hand-wavingly “derived” from QCD with a few fairly plausible assumptions, giving rise to simple emperical equations with an arbitrary not derived from underlying QCD parameters parameter or two that can be adjusted to fit data.

    Your Favorite Conservatives on Evolution and ID - The Panda's Thumb

  • “What has he in his hand there?” cried Starbuck, pointing to something wavingly held by the German.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • She arrayed herself, therefore, in her brightest and her best charms; gave an additional flourish to her dark hair that hung wavingly and luxuriantly, and still without a trace of gray over her forehead; looked at herself with her dark eyes in the glass to see if she appeared to the best advantage; and finally, in some agitation, but with great eagerness, she went to obey the summons.

    The Dodge Club or, Italy in MDCCCLIX

  • She arrayed herself, therefore, in her brightest and her best charms; gave an additional flourish to her dark hair that hung wavingly and luxuriantly, and still without a trace of gray, over her forehead; looked at herself with her dark eyes in the glass to see if she appeared to the best advantage; and finally, in some agitation, but with great eagerness, she went to obey the summons.

    Humour of the North

  • The _skein_ and _coil_ are the lark's song, which from his height gives the impression of some - thing falling to the earth and not vertically quite but tricklingly or wavingly, something as a skein of silk ribbed by having been tightly wound on a narrow card or

    Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins Now First Published

  • "What has he in his hand there?" cried Starbuck, pointing to something wavingly held by the German.

    Moby Dick: or, the White Whale

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