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Today, more than two decades after I arrived here in that rental van, this allegiance manifests as knee-jerk defensiveness when others take shots at California.
In a container, liquid can be levitated over a layer of gas by shaking the container up and down because the repeated, upward jerking motion keeps fluid from dripping into the air below.
That would be a heartbreaking experience for anyone to go through, and I’m so sorry that this jerk betrayed your trust like that.
Make the jerk bleed for your bike and they’re far less likely to bother at all.
THE MOST SECURE WAYS TO LOCK UP YOUR BIKEBY MICHAEL FRANK/CYCLE VOLTAAUGUST 26, 2020POPULAR SCIENCE
Bill Gates was widely considered to come off like an evasive jerk in his testimony at the time … Which means he is now perfectly positioned to help Jeff Bezos learn from his mistakes in the Amazon titan’s first appearance before Congress.
The Narendra Modi government’s knee jerk decision to curtail ties with China overnight could cost India heavily.
As soon as Welcome could jerk the pin loose, he whirled and stumped furiously back in the direction of Chub and Penny.
"Wimmen are kind by natur," said the sailor, shutting his jackknife with a jerk, the only sign of impatience yet visible.
SILENT STRUGGLESANN S. STEPHENS
I followed him down a curving path, and at a turn he gave his head a jerk over his right shoulder.
BROWNSMITH'S BOYGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
She raised her head with a jerk; he saw the fear of himself in her eyes—and knew.
TINY LUTTRELLERNEST WILLIAM HORNUNG

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