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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.
A twist, a sudden jerk, and it was Black Hood who had the signal device now.
Here the little dogs sit and bark and jerk, ready to dodge into their hole in a moment.
It made the skin jerk and pull as if he were trying to get rid of an itch without using his hand.
He said nothing, however, but he went over and gave the bell cord a violent jerk.
THE AMAZING INTERLUDEMARY ROBERTS RINEHART

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