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“Why Fish Don’t Exist,” by Lulu MillerThrough an exploration of the work of David Starr Jordan — a taxonomist whose quest to name every fish was continually obstructed — Miller, an NPR reporter, attempts to make sense of her own messy life.
50 NOTABLE WORKS OF NONFICTION IN 2020NOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
At one point, the Republican at her table started saying, over and over, “I challenge this ballot, I challenge this ballot, I challenge this ballot” — clearly trying, she said, to obstruct the count.
‘WE WILL NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO STOP US’: DAY AND NIGHT, UNDER HISTORIC SCRUTINY, THE NATION’S VOTE COUNTERS CARRIED ONAMY GARDNER, REIS THEBAULT, HANNAH KNOWLES, MICHELLE LEENOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Supervolcanic eruptions would devastate habitats, obstruct sunlight, decrease air quality, and maybe even lead to global cooling.
DON’T WORRY, THE EARTH IS DOOMEDKATIE MCLEANOCTOBER 21, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Downs threaded that needle by creating the popular rainbow banners, not obstructing the walks themselves, but rather bordering them.
THE BOLDNESS OF RANDY DOWNSBROCK THOMPSONOCTOBER 15, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Pence may try to accuse her of obstructing Republican-appointed judges out of hand.
VP DEBATES USUALLY DON’T MATTER. BUT WE’RE WAY PAST USUAL.SARAH FROSTENSON (SARAH.FROSTENSON@ABC.COM)OCTOBER 7, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Inflammatory, obstructive, and membranous dysmenorrhoea are commonly made worse by marriage.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
His lordship began at this time to display an obstructive disposition towards the government with which he had so long acted.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
In the nose the sneezing, the discharge, the obstructive swelling suggest at once catarrhal rhinitis.
THE TREATMENT OF HAY FEVERGEORGE FREDERICK LAIDLAW
Need we more to bid the mind perceive through obstructive flesh the God who reigns, a devil vanquished?
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
"The flippancy of the half-educated is more obstructive to science than the obtuseness of the ignorant," said he.
THE POISON BELTARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
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