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  • The question, which has been eating at Matthews for several years, is gnawing on him a couple of hours later as he decompresses at a party at Spago in Beverly Hills.
  • There is a tradition of magickal practice in my family but sadly it fell into abeyance a couple of generations back.
  • A couple of weeks after the monarch's announcement, heavy rain began to fall, thus ending the drought.
  • He did his final piece of serious work on Tuesday morning, which was grand, and we have just kept him ticking over with a couple of canters.
  • I'm still in contact with her - we write a couple of times a year.
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  • He made comments about a couple of items, suggesting an appetizer that sounded unlikely but that, in his words,'went down a treat. FOLLY
  • The house was a semi-detached with a couple of children playing in the front lawn and his son was just arriving home from his days work.
  • There are only a couple of days left in Graeme's Fantasy Book Review's Giveaway for one of three copies of Orson Scott Card's new release, Hidden Empire. Book Contest Links ... more than a few
  • The boa and the rattlesnake are homebodies that seldom travel more than a couple of miles in a lifetime.
  • She also lent me a couple of Ben Elton books which were good, but not as good for relaxing as they have a whole dark seedy side.
  • According to what I read in a couple of dictionaries, "gild" means to decorate the outside of something, usually unnecessarily. Untwisted Vortex
  • It felt like chewing string dipped in weed killer, but within a couple of minutes the trembling in his limbs gave way to a kind of enervated thrumming and the pounding in his head subsided to a manageable level. Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
  • A poor game was redeemed in the second half by a couple of superb goals from Anthony Edwards.
  • It was only a couple of minutes after his toe-curling DJ'ing started that I gave up and turned over.
  • Here we did everything but lift up the old-fashioned coal-burning Aga cooker, which must have weighed a couple of tons at least. A CONVICTION OF GUILT
  • I just stayed the dorm to around and shoot the breeze with a couple of friends.
  • As it was, we spent a couple of sweltering hours there and left.
  • A couple of weeks ago, while glassing four female Meneliks bushbuck two hundred yards away feeding in a tiny clearing during a pouring rain, a nice male stepped into view. Very Little Drops Dead
  • On the moor, we crossed becks bridged by railway sleepers and bulging with pondweed and we met a couple of cyclists.
  • I lashed the clothes that I had been brought to wear at the hospital into the bag, a couple of ancient pairs of socks that felt suddenly found and familiar.
  • Thell Torrence's name may not be familiar to the average fight fan but he, along with a couple of others, is the premier teacher of the manly art in the USA.
  • I usually sqirt a drop or two on the front and back of my boots, and a few drops on a wick around the stand. i never used the buck pee though. i have used a couple of tarsal glands from a buck that my friend killed. had small buck circle the tree i hung it from a couple times. When to use What deer pee?
  • A light tubular chassis with an inline 8 cylinder engine was made by cobbling a couple of sports engines together.
  • That was from when she played the school computer nerd a couple of years ago.
  • I set the alarm clock for a quarter to midnight, and settled down for a couple of hours sleep.
  • They also caught a couple of large kingfish and many skipjack.
  • On his first day there he approached a couple of elegant young toffs strolling around the campus. Times, Sunday Times
  • Ballymaloe take a more seasonal approach to things by using redcurrant rather than lemon juice, made by simmering a couple of punnets of the astringent little fruits with water, and then pushing them through a sieve. How to make perfect strawberry jam
  • Most of this I've written down to get my own thoughts in order before I start draughting letters to the media, but first I have a couple of weeks of university to catch up on… sheesh.
  • His season may have turned on a couple of bits of skill and a small dash of luck. Times, Sunday Times
  • Cap Cities executives said they were hopeful approval would come in a couple of weeks.
  • There are some sharp lines and a couple of catchy songs but there's also a lot of turgid stuff. Times, Sunday Times
  • The conference began with a Wednesday evening welcome reception, held at Chicago's Field Museum, where 28 mostly Illinois breweries had set up beer stations among two stuffed elephants, a couple of totem poles and a tyrannosaur skeleton. Beer: A celebration of craft brewing
  • Mix up pots of poster paint, and give your children a pot of paint in each colour, a couple of brushes and a glass of water.
  • Like, Darren, I have a fairly uncommon name - however, there are a couple of others out there.
  • Some people did their remixes in a week or even a couple of days.
  • Having a couple of chances and that luck is missing for me now. The Sun
  • A couple of commendable but slight folk covers albums in the early Nineties lead to assertions of writer's block. The Sun
  • One of our current projects is to convert a couple of bungalows in south London into a five-bedroom detached property. Times, Sunday Times
  • It's penguins, albatrosses, caracaras, steamer ducks and a couple of endemic small jobs you've come for.
  • A couple of phone calls, arranged by a deep-sea diver I came to know while working on a story on the Miskito Coast of Nicaragua, led me to an alternately boastful and paranoidly surreptitious man named Steve. The Lampshade
  • It's been destroyed and redone a couple of times since then.
  • After our engineless sail into the anchorage at Santa Domingo we spent a couple of days trying to resuscitate the iron genny. TravelPod.com TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at TravelPod.com
  • There are a couple of girls waiting for you.
  • I had to join this long queue, that snaked around a couple of times, and as each person left, a disembodied voice said, ‘Cashier number seven, please!’
  • She strode over to a couple of fallen logs and kicked one of them.
  • I've never really got into them that much, so I let other people go mental and bought a couple of beers.
  • You know, I always joked I had a million acquaintances and only a couple of close friends.
  • He nearly knocked over a couple of pop fans en route. The Sun
  • Ketheral looked around the inside of the armory, picked up a chainwhip, a normal whip, a brace of throwing knives, and a couple of shields.
  • A couple of coats of new antifouling paint may cost the equivalent of a couple tanks of gas, but you will keep saving money on fuel all season long.
  • I befriended a couple of the kids, and together we built a raft that we would row down the Dodder as far as the great waterfall in Donnybrook.
  • I always take a couple of aspirins when I feel a cold starting.
  • The huge amounts that this would bring in would allow the personal allowance to be raised by a couple of thousand, helping those on low and medium incomes.
  • He would make an appointment with him to straighten out a couple of things.
  • We did that a couple of Saturdays ago when we put on the most ridiculously illogical bet.
  • In obvious pain, Martin banged his fist hard on the floor a couple of times and had to be carried off. USATODAY.com
  • She and I corresponded a couple of times, but that's sad.
  • So far, only a couple of the trees (literally two) have been found to be successful in fending off beetle attacks, using chemical and physical responses similar to those in lower-elevation tree species, such as lodgepole pine and Douglas fir. Louisa Willcox: Whitebark Pine: Functionally Gone in Much of the Greater Yellowstone
  • After a couple of days she showed her true self .
  • A little wool, a couple of knitting needles and a bit of time and lives can be changed. The Sun
  • I took myself offline for a couple of days - the ole bod has decided it has had enough and succumbed to a flu-like thing.
  • Scanlon -- you know, the red-headed cop only a couple of blocks away an 'pipin' us off though not recognizin 'us. CHAPTER XI
  • For verrucae and warts place a drop of neat Tea Tree Essential Oil in the centre and cover with a plaster once a day, this procedure can take a couple of weeks before you will see the results.
  • He moved to Paris in 1767, and after a couple of years had become so popular that he received regular commissions to write two or three operas a year for various theatres.
  • I've got a couple of equipment malfunctions which I'm struggling with.
  • Diving underweighted can lead to buoyant ascents at the end of the dive, so I am not advocating that everyone knocks a couple of kilos off the next time they dive.
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  • At 48, he is learning to tame his creative spirit and take on just a couple of projects at a time.
  • But a couple of months ago, in a Times Square studio, congas were pounding out Afro-Cuban rhythms, dancers in high heels were twirling to fast-paced mambos, and just about everyone in sight was a shade of brown.
  • These include a nice Nigerian guy who sells the best roast chicken around (he did this in Paris as well), a couple of Egyptians and a Tunisian who make great chicken shawarma and a couple of Turkish guys who do the same with beef.
  • Although there are a couple of jarring transitions, the bulk of the movie unfolds with organic clarity.
  • The four of us stayed for a couple of nights in the Rest House at Takoradi, which gave us a few hours to walk the beaches and paddle in the ocean, and to luxuriate in the fresh sea breezes after the heavy atmosphere of the interior.
  • My first indication that I'm going to need to let out my belt a couple of notches comes at the hotel's raclette and fondue evening.
  • Had to give up on a couple of nice bulls but that's the haps at that time of year. Help with Colorado Elk
  • But try telling that to the little old lady who has waited in vain a couple of years for a vital eye operation.
  • I myself ran a popular singles group for a couple of years once so I recognize the behaviour of which he speaks.
  • It's soundproof and completely dark, and I go in there for a couple of hours at a time, You don't realize how much stress you carry around in your muscles and tissue until you lie in this completely buoyant environment.
  • A section of a branch of birch or willow from the north only a couple of inches in diameter will show one or two hundred annual rings. Factors Affecting Development of Canada's North
  • There are even a couple of creamy comforting Iberian desserts for afters.
  • Largely ignored by those same trekkers just a couple of hundred miles away on the equator lies Mount Kenya, Africa's second highest peak and arguably its most beautiful. Ben Colclough: Mount Kenya -- Is This the Most Beautiful Mountain in Africa?
  • Likewise, it was ixnay on the ommentcay when asked about reports that former show exec producer Nigel Lythgoe is returning triumphant to the show after having been pushed aside a couple of seasons back when that was their Really Bright Idea for jump-starting "Idol" and revving up ratings. 'D.C. Cupcakes' will get second season; only Ryan Seacrest certain on 'Idol'
  • Noah had calmed down after a couple of drinks, mainly coffee laced with alcohol.
  • No doubt a couple of sleazoids will appear, maybe even a saboteur.
  • We stood our ground, revised the dummy a couple of times and appointed a printer.
  • A former BMX enthusiast, Moore switched to motocross a couple of years ago and he has since taken on gradually more difficult tasks.
  • Clearly the megalosaurus in the opening passage of Bleak House is a flight of hyperbolic fancy (inspired, I would guess, by the papier-mâché dinosaurs constructed for the Crystal Palace Exhibition, a couple of years earlier).
  • In a couple of days she'd have built you a nice little house with a front porch and a back garden. Times, Sunday Times
  • Two workboats, ancient battered things with rusting plates, shouldered into it from either side like a couple of drunks supporting a comatose companion.
  • During our exchanges there were plenty of glares and stares, and maybe even a couple of opinions shared.
  • And those doozies are just a couple of things that have been left out of or fudged in a single document.
  • A couple of years ago some of the players might have got a bit more impatient. The Sun
  • The principals of the local schools could be counted on for a couple of fresh scrubbed altar boys in charge of polished crucifix, candlesticks and dangerously toxic swinging thuribles.
  • You've probably guessed that his Mum was the one who died unhappy and unmourned a couple of years back.
  • If you are lucky enough to have a grassy paddock, it's worth the effort to get a couple of horses or a flock of sheep standing in just the right place.
  • A couple of blokes tried to glass me in the face with a pint tumbler.
  • A couple of times her footholds cracked and she plunged a few heart-stopping feet, but luckily she grabbed another hold.
  • A couple of the multicellular test subjects died and the invertebrates had a fifty-fifty survival rate.
  • I have sprayed them a couple of times with soapy water, which kills some of them but doesn't harm beneficial insects like ladybirds.
  • When left to my own devices for a couple of weeks, I begin to habitually bake and craft and, well, housekeep.
  • In response to the outcry, as well as to the fact that colorization did not end up being the boon colorizers thought it would be, the practice thankfully disappeared after only a couple of years.
  • This time, as we are waiting to see if Rachel can donate one of her kidneys to me, I may only have to dialyse for a couple of months until Blogposts | guardian.co.uk
  • Although the complex has only been open for a couple of months both men are happy they have managed to get the mix of activities correct.
  • Our beach house is just a couple of miles from the ocean.
  • A couple of plain-clothes men had been sniffing round his apartment.
  • We would have make it earlier, but I procrastinated with completed and sealed ballots sitting on my desk for a couple of days -- no good excuse, but the reminders to spare the GOTC callers (and ourselves) reminder calls goosed me into action. BlueOregon
  • I'll be with you in a minute. There are a couple of things I have to do first.
  • That should give you the flavor of this very enjoyable book; but I can't resist adding a couple of the apothegms that stood out to me.
  • She rustles a couple of black garbage bags in her hands.
  • We put through a couple of days pleasantly enough, after our hardish bit of work. Robbery Under Arms
  • Put all the fruit in a saucepan on a gentle heat and add a couple of tablespoons of caster sugar and a slug of something pleasantly alcoholic such as brandy, whisky or even sherry.
  • It was still there a couple of years ago when Brendan Laney and Todd Blackadder arrived hotfoot from an NPC final.
  • The gestation period from first inquiry to first completed shipment is rarely less than a couple of years.
  • One can't simply install the operating system on an existing machine, pop in a couple of peripherals and go.
  • In Butch Cassidy, for example, there were a couple of scenes misdone. The Movie Business Book, Third Edition
  • Daniel showed us his newly purchased tunicle which also came with a stole and a couple of maniples.
  • After squinting in an attempt to discern a couple of features to make the object recognizable, he began walking swiftly towards it.
  • At one point a couple of years ago, he says, he thought about ending it all, going out after one last amazing, self-destructive bender.
  • Remember the family spat that hit the headlines a couple of years ago? Times, Sunday Times
  • Symbian's rivals have been tagging the company as Nokia's poodle for a couple of years now, and the deal is being widely seen as confirmation.
  • I attended a moot in my town a couple of times, but always felt on the outside looking in.
  • Stars' glorious start to the season has hit a slight snag lately with a couple of draws, while their closest rival, Ballina, continues to string together victories.
  • A couple of examples from my own experience at FDA with the review of biopharmaceuticals will illustrate the tension between the regulatory culture and innovation.
  • I set the alarm clock for a quarter to midnight, and settled down for a couple of hours sleep.
  • I Just had a couple of celebratory drinks in the hotel bar. Times, Sunday Times
  • I was partly awakened by noise and a couple of guys crowding me as they sat on the edge of my cot.
  • A pause in lecturing, consequent upon our mid-year examinations having begun, has given me a little respite, and I am paying a three days 'visit upon an old friend here, meaning to leave for New York to-morrow, where I have a couple of lectures to give. Familiar Letters of William James II
  • And having left the Broncos a couple of seasons back, next year he is returning to the Broncos, and his departure will be unlamented in Roosters territory.
  • Well, you know, the emotions are still raw in this city, even a couple of years later.
  • The blogosphere, meanwhile, is beginning to show signs of commercial acumen: "Lots of bloggers, over time, make a good living – perhaps a couple of hundred thousand dollars a year from advertising. Author Don Tapscott on the growing influence of public participation
  • The camera zooms in on a book of sheets that each particpant holds, and each scene repeats a couple of times as a zoetrope would before the page turns and a new sequence begins. Leftfield and Looping « Squares of Wheat
  • Add a couple of tablespoons of cold water and bring together to form a firm dough.
  • The clump is the den area, and to the right are a couple of badger kids. Archive 2009-06-01
  • A couple of people raised/voiced objections.
  • He was pulling away from a couple of golfers who were smoking cigars and looked familiar.
  • We'll have a couple of drinks, map out our strategy on how `m gonna get this story. NO BODY
  • My favourite it the Magpie- my friend made a film about them a couple of years ago and i'm in it saying 'they're like English parrots don't you think?' and then going on to show how I think they have really great bums that you just want to squoosh your face in. It's a Giveaway!!!!
  • As most Parisians escape the city in August there will just be me and Darren and a couple of million other tourists in town that weekend.
  • Kaboom, then home for chow, a few beers and a couple of frames of bowling. CORMORANT
  • You know, a couple of weeks ago, I was charged with what they call a presidential decision, and that's picking a running mate. CNN Transcript - Special Event: Bush Campaign Holds Rally in Bartlett, Tennessee - August 18, 2000
  • Well, suddenly without any warning, a couple of weeks ago, men and machines arrived and started digging up the road and pavement and generally causing the usual traffic chaos.
  • A couple of arty carpenters work with sustainable wood. Times, Sunday Times
  • Three hours packed with a quick-fire century, a couple of bouncers, two-thirds of a hat-trick, a dropped catch, several bowled wickets and innumerable fours and sixers.
  • The engine on the X-51, called a supersonic-combustion ramjet, or "scramjet," pulls off a couple of especially tricky tasks. When Supersonic Is Just Too Slow
  • But as I said before, it only takes a couple of seconds for a person to hock a loogie into those peanuts. SVP Stands Up For Vendors’ Bladders | Midtown Lunch - Finding Lunch in the Food Wasteland of NYC's Midtown Manhattan
  • The album is a mix of standards, Brazilian music and a couple of new songs, and it's some of the jazziest, most adventurous music either artist has ever recorded. Tony Sachs: An Interview with Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
  • No matter that there were no green beans or zucchinies or that bok choy is Asian not Mediterranean, minestrone is primarily a vegetable soup and so long as you have a couple of primary flavours right, the rest will take care of itself. At My Table
  • So, he got out his bread knife and trimmed the quarter-loaf down to a couple of slices of dry toast.
  • We'll have a couple of drinks, map out our strategy on how ` m gonna get this story. NO BODY
  • I'm doing it all, and my job apps are due in a couple of weeks.
  • With a good score behind him and a couple of good catches, he was soon the most communicative person on the field.
  • A couple of rusty old bits of farm machinery lay slowly dissolving beneath the sky.
  • Coming down here for a couple of months of recon is a good idea. New New New !!
  • I've got to make a couple of very hard decisions on a daily basis instead of taking the easy drifty way out.
  • Instead of giving a couple of set recipes, it gave a basic custard recipe and then ingredients to "infuse" (step one), to "add" (step two) and to "mix in" (step three), depending on your taste. post-gazette.com - News
  • Vogue was feeling peckish, so had a couple of mini croissants and an orange juice. The Sun
  • T.e Saints D received a couple of cheap calls againt Farve, but the refs made it up with the "mystery" defensive pass interference call in O/T. Shutdown Corner Yahoo! Sports - Top News
  • Other unusual finds include a couple of chinchillas and 16 dogs that had been left in the Louisiana State University Medical Center, Bafalis says.
  • The interest rates are sky-high, and if you lose control just a couple of times you're pretty much screwed.
  • For the wider body of students, certainly I have noticed that an OE of some kind almost invariably follows within a couple of years of graduation.
  • Among the 68 trees to be cut are American elms, sycamores, tulip poplars, a couple of Yoshino cherries, a dogwood, and one cucumber magnolia.
  • The narrative was involving, yet contained a couple of irritating lacunae. Times, Sunday Times
  • My chest begins to hurt with more insistency, a couple of coughs rippling through me; there's no time for that now though, as my mind cries out in urgency.
  • This green bucket lark is a joke, and I am sure that every large family in Bolton will agree when I say that I can fill this in a couple of days, and you think that I can go a fortnight between collections?
  • It will not be washed out by moonlight this year, since the Moon will be a waning crescent just a couple of days from New.
  • He vented his frustration a couple of games into the second set, missing a volley and then belting the ball into the crowd.
  • But until recently, all the available dishes were based on a couple of sauces, alternatively spiced up with chillies or cooled down with yoghurt or cream.
  • My one real gripe is that, after just a couple of weeks, you might get bored of the activities. The Sun
  • I just found out today that the man from Japan is coming to visit us over Christmas, this is ace news because we haven't seen him for a couple of years.
  • But there are a couple of inherent problems with cable.
  • Sadly, a couple of gushy ballads, in particular the final track, Next To You, mar the sultry cool of the rest.
  • They've turned the gas off for a couple of hours.
  • But no titbits of food - well, maybe just a couple of slithers of sliced chicken.
  • A couple of miles offshore is Pigeon Island, breeding ground for the Blue Rock Pigeon.
  • Use a couple of forks to pull the lamb meat into shreds. Times, Sunday Times
  • Although I don't understand why places price things like 3.86 € or 7.51 €… I know they're sold by weight, but can't they just add or subtract a couple of centimes?
  • A couple of months ago, the art was manhandled and censored when it appeared on the streets as part of the Liverpool Biennale.
  • We want to show you a couple of quick snippets here and then get the panel's reaction.
  • When we reconnected at a Middlebury Christmas party a couple of years ago, she informed me, being perhaps slightly under the influence of holiday cheer, that her self-confident college persona had been a ruse—that she was insecure, alienated and frankly didn't know how to have a good time. She's Gone to the Dogs
  • Not those - but a couple of days ago he was doing the sideslip in interviews about Obama. Bill Clinton: Economic Crisis Means Veep Choice Is More Important
  • We plonked ourselves down in front of the telly and opened a couple of beers.
  • `They're like a couple of catatonic animals that somebody's experimented on,' Andy laughed. MUSIC FOR BOYS
  • Halfway through the process, add a couple of sachets of squid ink. Times, Sunday Times
  • Maybe you should try typing long posts before, rather than after, having a couple of refreshing bevvies - my dear, the Grauniad would love you to do their typesetting! EXCLUSIVE: Brown snubs Germany and Russia and possibly more?
  • A couple of times he'd been able to see her through a gap in the curtains; once in her underthings.
  • My tip is to pop a couple of pieces of dark chocolate into the gravy to add extra richness.
  • Three pairs of US army shades turned on me, and a couple of American guns waggled discouragingly in my direction.
  • After missing a couple of early sighters, Carter kicked goals from all points of the compass.
  • When the debate had begun a couple of hours earlier, a double-barrelled assault by the them was the last thing on his mind.
  • In a provincial war office, a young woman, Eve, placidly attacks her work (she is a coder), her days enlivened by the gossip of her female colleagues and the joshing of the Big Bad Wolves, a couple of lippy sergeants.
  • The final ship of the Fleet's four new auxiliary landing ships will take to the water in a couple of the months as the revolution in the RN's amphibious forces reaches its final stages.
  • For it is I think that gives the asseveration such grace and dignity, so that a small but not insignificant wrong is done when (on a couple of occasions in Posthumous Keats) his precisely guarded hope is indurated into "his statement to his brother George, in 1818, that he would be among the English poets after his death," within "a future that meant to place him 'among the English poets.' Keats's Afterlife
  • I still feel a couple of moments were disjointed from the main story, but it's forgivable since I really got sucked into the novel from cover to cover. Archive 2010-05-01
  • What was not explained was that for a couple of days afterwards, spots can erupt and you can feel strange, or more emotional than usual.
  • All he had to do was swivel round, take a couple of steps to the try line and claim another try. Times, Sunday Times
  • I throw a couple cups in when I will be away for a couple of days, and it super chlorinates the water ensuring no contaminates grow. Epinions Recent Content for Home
  • The Winslow Film Festival marked its third anniversary a couple of weeks ago.
  • With some horned helmets and a couple of axes they would have fitted right in on the deck of a longship.
  • “There are a couple of other kids I've met through driving the ambulette who have handicaps."
  • There are a couple of mercurial piano and violin solos but the minimalist harmonies keep calm and carry on. Times, Sunday Times

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