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Once the animals awoke, a small pinch in the right place was enough to prompt them to jettison their tails and scuttle for cover.
Stir together flour, brown sugar, and a pinch of salt in a small bowl.
Mix the flour and eggs, a pinch of salt and enough milk to form a heavy batter.
And it has no qualms about eating the odd hiker in a pinch.
Return to pan and simmer briefly with a pinch of sugar, salt, and pepper.
To get large plants with smaller yields of big berries, pinch off all the runners.
To control growth and shape the plants, pinch back new shoots.
If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.
He is a churl with a soft place in his heart, whose speech is a brash of bitter waters, but who loves to help you at a pinch.
After years of double-digit gains, college endowments are feeling the pinch from distressed financial markets.
Some students become lazy, figuring that their smarts will bail them out in a pinch.
The textbook publishing industry which is directly connected is feeling the same pinch.
After the well blew, engineers spent a lot of time getting the pinchers to pinch.
There was a pinch in the air, a scrim over the sun, and smoke-gray clouds scudding across the horizon.
In a pinch, power companies could protect valuable transformers by taking them offline before the storm strikes.
Season with salt, a pinch of sugar, and a few drops of sesame oil.
Growers must pinch off the plants at specific times to promote the branching consumers find attractive.
Transfer filling to a medium bowl, and add sesame oil and a pinch of white pepper.
Coconut and jojoba oil are somewhere in between, and you can even use regular vegetable oil in a pinch.
But cities and farms downstream will soon feel the pinch.
Some people say to put your hand over the top of the dog's muzzle and pinch the lips against the teeth til they release.
Add a generous pinch of salt and a pinch of crushed red pepper.
Whisk two eggs with a pinch of salt in another bowl, to glaze the cut biscuits, and dig out a pastry brush if you have one.
Maybe families lost a breadwinner and feel a harsher pinch from federal taxes.
The map is live: pinch to zoom out for a bird's-eye view.
In a pinch all these units could of course fight and win.
Pound the garlic with a big pinch of coarse salt until it forms a smooth paste.
So he could in a pinch be a recruit to the future republic of diet and therapy.
There is an elevator big enough for three people in a pinch.
Your pinch step up is a competent impersonation of it.
Politics cannot be looked to for a solution because the first response of nations feeling this pinch will likely be to go to war.
As to magnetic confinement, z pinch, and laser fusion probably will never happen.
Outright taxation is probably the best way to go, but the companies will make sure only their customers feel that pinch.
They might moan and shift around, but they do not look toward a loud hand clap or pull away from a pinch.
Whatever savings the government will penny pinch will be lost in the technology and innovation now in the hands of other nations.
Also living nearby is a pair of magpies, who don't seem to get the trick, but who hop around below trying to pinch the walnuts.
That's not a bad idea if you're in a pinch on deadline, but for me it's often a choice of last resort.
And in a pinch, its giant chrome grille could act as window treatment for its owner's entire corporate boardroom.
Pinch-to-zoom is snappy and web pages scroll smoothly.
Pinch-to-zoom is incorporated more intuitively into apps, too.
Web pages feel more spacious on the screen, and the pinch-to-zoom feature makes it easy to handle.
If you take one part gross, a bit of green and a pinch of functionality you are likely to end up with worm farming.
Even the much-vaunted state sector is feeling the pinch.
Almost everywhere in the world, people are feeling the pinch because of higher food and fuel prices.
The minimum wage will not be the only policy to feel the pinch.
Its owners are either so green, or so keen to pinch their petrol pennies, that they were willing to buy an ugly car to prove it.
Even regular workers are feeling the pinch these days.
Bus owner-drivers in particular are feeling the pinch.
On top of that, there is a pinch of political spice.
There was also much hand-wringing about money, as governments and taxpayers in rich countries feel the pinch.
They have to pinch themselves to be sure it isn't all a dream.
Toss together asparagus, oil, and a pinch of salt in a large bowl.
Place fillets, skin sides down, on broiler pan and season each fillet with a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
Stir together mayonnaise, chives, and a pinch each of salt and pepper.
Finely grind crackers with sugar and a pinch of salt in a food processor.
Add cream mixture with sugar and a pinch of salt and heat over medium heat, stirring, until sugar has dissolved.
Form into a ball by tucking outside into center, then pinch edges together.
Remove pan from heat and stir in sesame seeds, flour, and a pinch salt until mixture is combined well.
Gather dough up and around filling and pinch to enclose.
Put a stick of butter, a cup of water, and a pinch of salt in a saucepan.
Toss slices with flour and a pinch of salt in sieve set over a bowl, then shake off excess.
Beat egg white with a pinch of salt and lightly brush some of it onto rounds.
In a cash crunch, closets are often the first to feel the pinch.

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