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  • As Pruitt looked out over her deck at the wind-torn flag blowing on the 16th hole, she said she hoped that the homeowners would buy the course.

    Golf course's disrepair, foreclosure have Prince George's community worried

  • As Sandra Pruitt looked out over her deck at the wind-torn flag blowing on the 16th hole, she said she hoped that the homeowners would buy the course.

    Lake Arbor Golf Club's disrepair, foreclosure have Pr. George's community worried

  • As our jets skated the thin air over the wind-torn peaks, the helos landed.

    A Nightmare’s Prayer

  • Winter was closing in on the fighters, the shopkeepers, the refugees under wind-torn sheets of recycled dastarkhans.

    Peace Meals

  • He looked across the boca to the tiers of wind-torn surf.

    Kook

  • As he warmed his horns on the sunny riverbank, watching the wind-torn chestnut blossoms drift by like melted nymph flesh on the tide, Pan dismissed Descartes and his prideful ambition to force nature under human control, and thought instead of Alobar and Kudra, how they had come to Arkadia, drunk on eternal knowledge, seeking him out and laughing ....

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • I finally found a wind-torn plastic Democratic Headquarters sign.

    Gail McGowan Mellor: What Fifty State Strategy?

  • The most powerful recurring symbol is the abandoned gas station, boarded up, with wind-torn fragments of yellow DO NOT CROSS tape fluttering like the banners of a defeated nation.

    Boing Boing: January 9, 2005 - January 15, 2005 Archives

  • Like a picture Bert saw these things, a picture a little blurred by a thin veil of wind-torn mist.

    The War in the Air

  • Before Clontarf, legends say, he often appeared on earth to his worshipers, dimly seen in the smoke of the sacrifices where naked human victims died screaming, or riding the wind-torn clouds, his wild locks flying in the gale, or, appareled like a Norse warrior, dealing thunderous blows in the forefront of nameless battles.

    Wings in the Night

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