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pi nuhmbruh

  • n  a fringe region of partial shadow around an umbra

  • One little adventuress, known to her kin as Brunhild, escapes this seeming paradise, floating up under the umbrella-penumbra of a jellyfish.
  • Serious, important work is done by these practitionersat least, by most of thembut their work is surrounded by a penumbra of popularization.
  • Special-ops commandos plied Taliban lieutenants on the leadership penumbra with cash in exchange for secrets about al-Qaeda leaders' movements.
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  • Book Review: Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
    Book Review: Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 5:59 am, Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Clay Jannon is an unemployed art school graduate who last worked for NewBagel, a San Francisco-based bagel company founded ...
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  • Norman Tebbit in
    We were very impressed with the performance and efficacy of the Penumbra System during the clinical trial, and are excited to now have access to this important tool to treat acute ischemic stroke patients in our daily practice. This system of tools... James Madison Reuters Jan 7, 2008 73374 98205 penumbra Lord Tebbit warned: Whatever the intention of those who drafted the regulations, they are bound to create not only a shadow, or umbra, of prohibitions but a vastly wider penumbra of the fear of prosecution."
  • Joe Dowling in
    Guthrie artistic director Joe Dowling added, "When we first partnered with Lou and Penumbra on Fences in 1997, we learned that such collaboration could be a successful one. We're thrilled that the Guthrie can serve as a community resource for other...

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