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When she does, events unfold with all the tragic inevitability of a Greek drama, with detached, cynical neighbor Nick Carraway acting as chorus throughout

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Spare, elegantly plotted, and written in crystalline prose, The Great Gatsby is as perfectly satisfying as the best kind of poem

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A spare, bearded figure

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Her clothes are smart and spare in style

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A growing chorus of complaints

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Good morning they replied in chorus

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American novelists have done their bit to swell the chorus of lamentation

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The pen is mightier than the sword

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He has very much of the diplomatist in him

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He is fond of the bottle

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There is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous

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I am all eyes and ears

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The door opened of itself

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Weeds grow of themselves

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I have this room all to myself

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This is the very purse that I lost

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His very defects came to be held in esteem

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His very vigour causes him to stumble

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The best workman will blunder sometimes

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Breach of promise is the last thing that he is likely to commit

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This is the last place where I expected to have met you

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A greater man never lived

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I do not love him the less for his faults

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I love him all the better for his faults

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He is no more a god than we are

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The danger makes the sport only the pleasanter

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I was not surprised in the least

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You little know what mischief you have done

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I little thought that it was you

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Little remains to be said

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You are too wise not to know it

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He is too much inclined to proud of his success

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I shall be only too pleased to get home

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I am only too delighted to accept your kind invitation

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What he says is but too true

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We cannot be too careful in this world; our best friends often deceive us

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There can never be too much deception in war

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Health is above wealth, for this cannot give so much happiness as that

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To know is one thing, to practice is another

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It is one thing to learn, and another to teach

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He is a most proud man

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The ship was built in less than a year, and that in the midst of the war

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What by threats, and what by entreaties, he finally had his will

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What with teaching, and what with writing, my time is fully taken up

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I do what is right in my own sight

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From what I have seen of him, there is nothing peculiar about him

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He has had no regular education; he is what you call a self-made man

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There were a few young recruits on hand to help with the spadework

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Why not let the other side do all the hard political spadework of introducing new taxes and then spend the revenue when it is your turn in office

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With criss-crosses stitched in the middle, like cartoon drunk eyes

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Signature details included intricate criss-cross fabric weaving, long lines and flowing fringe-like ties

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A spoken language which has as yet no sanctioned orthography

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A business is often sold, purchased, merged, or amalgamated with another business by the purchase and sale of either assets or shares

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When their cousin is battered to death and left on the moors for the crows, they stick together and refuse to co-operate with policeman Ben Cooper

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A group dedicated to helping husbands stop battering their wives has re-opened its helpline

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In its simplest form this is a flour and water batter, providing food and moisture for the yeast spores which the baker hopes are present

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I would check back occasionally, and Jonas would always be on the mark with whatever analysis or discussion he was having

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I gave him what money I had with me

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Come yourself and bring along with you what men you can introduce to come

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As food is to man, so manure is to crops

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It is in studying as in eating; he who does it, get the benefits, and not he who sees it done

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You may as well call Germany the Japan of the West as call Japan the Germany of the East

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You might as well reason with the wolf as try to persuade that man

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As far as grammar is concerned, this composition leaves nothing to be desired

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He did not go so far as the station

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He went so far as to declare himself infallible on all occasions

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It was so cold as to freeze the river

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Your stupidity is such as to fill me with despair

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I was afraid lest he should come too late

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He felt a little uneasy lest she should begin to cry or make a scene

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Do not trust such men as praise you to your face

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He is not so much a scholar as a writer

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Apples are sold at so much a piece

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Apples are sold at so many a dollar

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As you sow, so will you reap

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He is an Englishman, if ever there was one

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He can do it, if any one can

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If you do it at all, do it well

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You seem to be a physician. So (indeed) I am

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I am a physician. So (also) am I

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I started the very moment I got your letter

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The instant the sun rises, all the stars vanish into air

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We get up directly the bell rings

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The machine will start instantly the button is pressed

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We had no sooner reached the station than the train left

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Scarcely had he arrived when he had to leave again

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It was not until the next day that I learnt the news

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Persevere, and you will succeed

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Persevere, or you will fail

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Make haste, and you will be in time

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One more effort, and you will succeed

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Were I asked, I should tell all the facts

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China is in the east of Asia

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Japan lies to the east of China

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Better days are soon to follow

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The decision is still very much up in the air

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The evidence was tampered with

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The aim was to antagonise visiting supporters

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Idiomatic usage very often runs counter to logic or fixed rules

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All my life I have made it a practice to be ever ready for every call of duty and to be always ready fifteen minutes ahead of time

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It is with words as with sunbeams; the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn

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It rests with you to decide

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There goes the train. We are too late to catch it

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There are always more round pegs than round holes

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There are friends and friends

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There are lees to every wine

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There is no come and go with him

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There is no royal road to Eucrid

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A priest would find omens in the steaming entrails of a sacrificed animal

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Divination was accomplished by reading the appearance and arrangement of the entrails of newly sacrificed animals such as chickens and sheep

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The relationship sours and the image is placed on the web, where it goes viral

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It appears technology and sexting is playing a big role in courtship

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She flirts via text but does not go further because of the possible fallout

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Stephanie echoes the sentiment, saying family communication is key

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Parents should remind teens of the repercussions of sending inappropriate images

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Jennifer is conscious of how strongly teenagers want to fit in with their peers

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Sexting only leaves you vulnerable to manipulation

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Her son became embroiled in trouble

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Xiaomi reveals its newest answer to the iphone

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Xiaomi revealed the fourth iteration of its flagship device, dubbed the Mi4

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A sleek model reminiscent of the iphone

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This is now a reconfigured deal that is coming to the market at an agreed price

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The listing was eventually scrapped after being scaled back to 10 million

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Issuers were being more realistic on valuations given that overall market conditions in Hong Kong remained choppy

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His private life was thrust into the spotlight in leaked files

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Luxury taxi service Uber launched in Hong Kong yesterday to a tepid reception amid complaints about late pick-ups and drivers getting lost

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Shake up competition in a market

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They became haughty and arrogant, and began to love the art of subterfuge and deception, as well as politics and law

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He stoops to sign in, then turns to the friend with an expression of haughty disdain

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Not to be vain or conceited, but it was the truth and anyone sensible would agree

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He is not alone in saying that some American lawyers and accountants are conceited and arrogant about what they think is a superior system

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A vain woman with a streak of snobbery

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A man should be clean and confident in his appearance, but not vain or pretentious

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Their flattery made him vain

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The currency markets have had other fish to fry, with all attention focused on the dollar and yen

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So I think we ought to respect this threat and we ought to be very careful, but obviously we still have other fish to fry with the international terrorist network

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Fish story; an incredible or far-fetched story

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The Donationgate dogging pan-democrats and their financial backer bears all the hallmarks of a Rashomon script

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Israeli forces pounded Gaza yesterday

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A hush-hush research unit

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Solar spin-off dents Xinyi profit

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She died in hospital from the injuries she suffered when three vehicles ploughed into the car on a busy dual carriageway near Malton

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Each time a car ploughs through the hedge, Mr Painter is left with the bill to fix it, which can cost up to

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The plane was allowed to fly after weather and visibility clearance

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Investors have until July 31 to apply for the bonds

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This leak has been slammed by pan-democrats as a smear campaign

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But the conditions are that the guerrillas call a ceasefire and cessation of hostilities - a non-starter as the rebels have always said a ceasefire could only be called after the details of a peace agreement had been hammered out

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Now, sources say that votes could come as early as next Wednesday in the House and Thursday in the Senate, when all the details are hammered out

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It is a rough, dead-end work that pays chump change

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The film becomes a weird mash-up of 1950s western and 1970s TV cop show

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Eriksson, charming, smooth and cerebral, has the uncanny ability to deflect most criticism

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An uncanny feeling that she was being watched

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And this entity should also incorporate human rights into its charter, exclude perpetrators of war crimes from government posts and police forces and grant no amnesties to those convicted of such crimes

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Jessica smacked his face, quite hard

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She clenched her fists and smacked Muketsu hard with her knuckles

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This may seem like something very minor to some people, but the sight and sound of chewed food and smacking lips at the table make me lose my appetite

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The sound of someone else s smacking lips and clonking teeth makes the stomach scream in protest

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Comparisons were made, lips were smacked, tongues were rolled and more thoughts were offered on the flavours and subtleties

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Scud missile

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A nimble and fleet-footed attack-minded midfielder, he bagged seven goals in just 19 starts and having just turned 20 is expected to get better and better

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A solitary messenger, no doubt one of those accompanying the hunting party, rode up on a swift, fleet-footed grey horse

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He says future biomechanical studies of fossils like the recently found foot bones could determine just how fleet-footed large terror birds were

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Available with a choice of studio, one- and two-bedroom layouts, all sumptuous homes set within the lavish hotel are tastefully designed to ooze a relaxed ambiance for maximised homey comforts

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Most suites embrace spectacular views of Victoria Harbour or the lush greenery of hills

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Blessed with both aesthetics and everyday functionalities, solid wood furniture with its simple, minimalist appeal can add character and a touch of class to your living environment

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A hearty and boisterous character

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He expressed his hearty agreement, hearty congratulations

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The heartwood is in precious hues of reddish or purplish brown, showing the dynamic depth of a classic wood

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The golden-haired animal was stuck in a rock cleft off the Kwai Chung container terminal

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He has been gasping and snorting for more than an hour

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The Juvenile Court has imposed an overnight curfew on a 15-year-old boy who pleaded guilty to trespassing at the People s Liberation Army garrison

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China insists that the peg of the Hong Kong dollar to the US dollar will be kept for the moment, but if it were to fail, then there would be serious repercussions on the Chinese economy

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In addition the tree covered quite a large area which, once the stump has been ground out and the soil improved, will offer an exciting opportunity for redesign and new plantings

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It shows a charred stump of a tree with the ground around it burnt

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They found large piles of sawdust and tree stumps cut to ground level

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You will pick up as you go

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Those of you looking for adventure can shoot the rapids

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We are pressed for time

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Without a scrap of evidence

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Pinheaded, stupid, foolish

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For these two reasons, mobilization was almost equivalent to pressing the button in the age of the nuclear deterrent, or to reaching for the personal deterrent in the age of the cowboy

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Let him tap into your brain, and he will feed off it, and keep right on pushing your buttons

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And they are right to some extent - I am not an exercise buff, I do not starve myself, and I do not spend hours primping in front of the mirror

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And now here he is, primping his hair, smoothing down the front of his striped shirt just to get the relationship back on track

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Again, we have a wild fling, in which the supplies of the last year are consumed

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One final fling before a tranquil retirement

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She has had five serious relationships the rest have all been short flings, one-nighters and so on

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I got the runs

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Do not wander off

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Your version of it

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Around him graves crept up the hillside in a mishmash of stone headstones and rotting wooden crosses

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Whenever opportunity knocks

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Big business and politics were inseparable bedfellow

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For the flight experiments, two odour sources were placed at the upwind end of the wind tunnel

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Be up and running in a month

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It is not polite to sneak up on people

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I see an intrepid adventurer plodding blindly through a world of booby traps, goblins, jesters and dragons

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The intrepid adventurer has only sailed once in his life, on a short trip around the Greek Islands 22 years ago

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Songs with banal, repeated words

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After the Second World War eminent surviving German and Japanese civilian and military figures were arraigned on criminal charges before international tribunals

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Today a suspected arms dealer was arraigned on charges that he tried to sell shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles

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Using the framework of the division of class, it rips into gender relationships with passionate honesty and superb brutality, challenging assumptions and uncovering uncomfortable truths

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Bullying sergeants ripping into their soldiers might make good television, but the British army fears the reality TV show Lads Army is having a disastrous effect on efforts to recruit new troops

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Chomsky rips into the scam of wiping the US government s slate clean

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Pictures and prints adorned his walls

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Okay. So be it

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Do not take it to the heart

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Helen of Troy

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To carry coal to Newcastle

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To cry wine and sell vinegar

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To put a fifth wheel to the coach

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He has got out on the wrong side of the bed today

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The longest day must have an end

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Walls have ears

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Pay one back in his own coin

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Stuff and nonsense

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Neither fish nor flesh

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To sit on thorns

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A coquettish grin

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Corked wine has a powerful pong

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The place just pongs of dirty clothes

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Stay active. Work up a sweat

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I went to the party and I had women all over me

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Becky, now awake, lived up to her billing for her character and was all over Mike

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The backing vocals

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Minestrone with garlic bread bruschetta, buffalo mozzarella pizza, and homemade cannelloni would be followed by a selection of main courses including Chilean sea bass, tiger prawns, and rosemary spring chicken

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For starters, there were stonebaked garlic bread, bruschetta and tomato and mozzarella salad, at around the 3.50 mark

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No, they cannot tell me when he will show up - so I have to mooch about and wait

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The meetings were kept mercifully short, and were followed by an extensive buffet, and there was plenty of free time for mooching around and doing our own stuff

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Tomorrow, rise and shine, because it is awards time

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And in London last weekend, at least one household reverberated to a chorus of, It is time for us to rise and shine and have a fun day

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Her deep booming laugh reverberated around the room

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A burger joint

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Be prepared for all eventualities

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Has no known cure

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The little girl just got hit with a reality check

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I lied about being on the pill

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Now, perhaps, we will not even be able to keep them in our inside pockets, but should keep them strung on a lanyard around our necks where they can be seen by both the police marksmen and the potential muggers who would steal them

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This year in San Diego, a lot of people were wearing badges that were not clipped-on or pinned but were instead on a little lanyard around their necks

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Strutting around in your high school letterman jacket

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Wearing dirty clothes for a week straight because you are too lazy to make a trip to the laundry room

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Freeing truth of being a low-maintenance girl

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You wear it in a ponytail

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Outside of a regular trim, you consider salon visits pointless

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Your idea of a manicure is keeping your nails neatly clipped

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Enjoy the occasional splurge on sneakers

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You are completely content staying home and binge-watching Netflix instead of dressing up for a night out on the town

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The explosions sparked a massive inferno that ripped through the city, sending terrified residents fleeing a huge ball of flames

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The blasts left craters in the road

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The explosions, believed to have been triggered by gas leak, were powerful enough to leave upturn cars and rip open paved roads

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There was a heavy odour of gas and then I heard explosions and fire spurting from the store

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Risk appetite puts China back on radar as bonds and equities gain

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Concerns headed by slowing economic growth take a back seat as traders shift from US treasuries for bets on mainland bonds and shares

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A bloated and opaque banking system

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The turnaround has been a few months in the making, starting in April and culminating in one of the most active Julys ever seen for mainland cross-border deal flows

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Attribute the recent buoyancy to two broad trends

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Some economists now think China is a bargain

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Mr Allworthy had been absent a full quarter of a year in London; Allworthy's usual residence is not London

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John Kerry has made a Herculean effort to forge peace between Israelis and the Palestinians along the lines of two states for two peoples

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Mr Bo had been eager to challenge Mr Xi s ascent to the presidency

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Wait for my cue

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Marriage may be conducted by a celebrant, a Church priest, or a vicar

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For keepsake

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Open all the blinds

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The woodland floor is dappled with sunlight, which makes it difficult to tell what is a mushroom and what is just a dead leaf

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The cuffs on her arms had been ripped off, and although he could only see the underside of her arms, there was a hint of leopard spots dappling the sides

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Her hair had come loose from its braid and red marks dappled her chest

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Smooth and wire-haired puppies, occasional dapples and piebalds

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Caitlin raised her eyebrows, daring him to disagree

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Jonathon s tepid gaze defied her, dared her to lose her temper

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Churn and burn

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For most serious scholar today, the answer to all these questions is a resounding no

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I give you my solemn pledge that we will not indulge in groundless twaddle of any kind

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An offence against social mores

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In short, the aspects of culture that will be explored here are those where culture masquerades as human nature

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A pick-up line

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Do not worry. It was just a little hiccup

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We dodged a bullet

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The open fire is a focal point around which many yarns are spun and stories told

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The detective yarn is one of the most formally defined modes of storytelling

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It is a treat and guaranteed to having you curling up in laughter at some of the yarns and stories from times past

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You are constantly racing against the clock to get to work on time

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You find yourself nodding off in morning meetings

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I just popped a pimple and it squirted on the mirror

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She whispered sensually

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I am all in bed and sleepy

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Her body jerked and convulsed in pain and she fell backwards, dropping her sword with a clatter

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His words echoed in the emptiness of his mind as his frail, emaciated body began to convulse and was racked by involuntary spasms

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The rubbish rots and gives off gases like methane which is potentially explosive as well as adding to global warming

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Potatoes rotted in the hold and drinking water grew thick and poured like oil

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She was dumbfounded at the sight that met her eyes

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The ability of all these top-level singers to deliver whole programmes from memory never ceases to amaze and dumbfound me

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Now it was Adam who was dumbfounded as he stared in astonishment at the card in his hands

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So I will end this podcast on that note

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NBA owners and executives had grown weary of the toll taken on bodies. George promises to be the center of the debate now

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Overseas stars are needed to play deep into their 30s for talent-thin national teams, but that is never necessary for Team USA

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An ardent reader of sentimental novels, she longs for passion and seeks escape in fantasies of high romance, in voracious spending and, eventually, in adultery

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Flaubert s erotically charged and psychologically acute portrayal of Emma Bovary caused a moral outcry on its publication in 1857

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The subordinates pulled out their shoe shine box

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To deliver supplies to the affected area

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Translators may have ulterior motives

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Corruption within FIFA is nauseating, says Gary Lineker

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The decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar was ludicrous

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The only way to have succeeded in the vote would have been to employ underhanded tactics

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Asked if FIFA was corrupt and no longer fit for purpose, Lineker said...

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Remote and isolated, the Yao minority face a back-breaking journey down mountainsides to fetch water. But now a humble Han Chinese teacher has made it his mission to ensure these families have a ready supplies, writes Thomas Bird

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What we learn goes in one ear and out the other

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Lingzhan is a settlement of two streets containing a few fly-infested restaurants, a smattering of shops, a hotel and a middle school

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Stout with a kind, unpretentious smile, Yang is Han Chinese but distinctly southern in appearance: brownskinned and easy-mannered

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As he tucks into rice noodles, the market bustles around him, and colourfully clad women sell their wares

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Help build cisterns, large round tanks that collect and store rain water

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The lush vegetation around Lingzhan indicates a wellrained-upon region

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It is humble dwelling: stone floors, grubby walls, no sink

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His monthly salary is a paltry 1800 yuan

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Guangxi is a land of camel-hump karst mountains, vast underground cave networks and meandering rivers dissecting plains of rice

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Unlike the Zhuang, the Yao people have historically been a stubborn bunch, far less inclined to acquiesce to Han dominion

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Her car stalled at the crossroads

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The picturesque Guilin

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He takes me out in his motorbike, which is prone to splutter and stall

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We are soon racing through an area of towering, rocky peaks cascading into deep ravines - the kind of scenery depicted in classical mountain-water ink paintings

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Giant caves, resonating with the buzz of wildlife, and gorges that look as though they were dug out of the landscape by a giant s pickaxe fly by

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Boulders dot the landscape, a reminder of the instability of the craggy peaks that surround us on all side

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Theirs is back-breaking work, the soil here being riddled with stones

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A ceremony is under way to rid the house of ghosts and we have to wait until the chanting ends to get acquainted with the residents

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This effort is perceived as a gallant gesture

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The shamanistic ceremony

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It is hard to imagine how one might subsist in such remote and rocky terrain

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The steep mountain road passes through sequestered Han and Zhuang villages

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We soon find ourselves bouncing over rubble on a road scarcely fit for a mule, never mind a motor vehicle

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Animistic healing is still believed in

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It is a day s trek to the nearest water source

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Though nobody openly makes the accusation, I infer that cadres are siphoning off funds, leaving infrastructure works such as roads and cisterns incomplete

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After an arduous journey along increasingly dire roads we finally make it to the house

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A primitive thatch-roofed home

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Smash rock with a sledgehammer

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The factory minions assemble gadgets for export

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Yao people still live in wooden homes, sustaining themselves with animal husbandry and what few resilient crops they can grow

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To voice his dissent

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They are testament to his determination

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Psychoanalysis finds little credence among laymen

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