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  • The expectation among many circles is that the firm will survive -- in some form -- though the suspicion is that, at a minimum, its Dean Witter Discover Card unit will be spun off fairly quickly as one small, well-gnawed bone thrown to investors.

    Get Briefed: Philip Purcell III

  • The expectation among many circles is that the firm will survive -- in some form -- though the suspicion is that, at a minimum, its Dean Witter Discover Card unit will be spun off fairly quickly as one small, well-gnawed bone thrown to investors.

    Get Briefed: Philip Purcell III

  • Would that the play itself were better, but in truth it's a well-gnawed hambone, an exercise in romantic hokum that can nonetheless be ennobled by its leading man.

    In a Strange Land

  • How many times had he grown cold looking over the iron rail of a Baltic ship, worrying — like a depressive terrier with a well-gnawed stick — the urge to throw himself over the side?

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

  • They found a small recess in the one nearest the base of the rock, with a pallet of blankets spread down in it; also an old suspender, some bacon rind, and the well-gnawed bones of two or three fowls.

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • Moving through the dingy cave, the monster passed nu - merous scattered, well-gnawed bones of previous meals.

    Flint, the King

  • When the time came she would do it with no more thought or emotion than she would discarding a well-gnawed pork rib.

    She Is The Darkness

  • Moving through the dingy cave, the monster passed nu - merous scattered, well-gnawed bones of previous meals.

    Flint the King

  • It was bordered with electrons and well-gnawed bones.

    Skinny Legs and All

  • Ug grunted, picked up his well-gnawed buffalo bone and said, 'Why do anything?

    The Complete Stories Vol 1

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