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The long arm of the law gestures at this Austin 1800 as Liverpool traffic grinds down St John's Lane from Lime Street to the Birkenhead Tunnel, in October 1965.
Contrary to the conventional wisdom that the 1 1/2-mile Belmont grinds down front-runners, seven of the 11 Triple Crown winners led every quarter-mile in the Belmont, including Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew ('77) and Affirmed ('78).
SOUTHWEST ASIA--SSgt Richard Panepinto grinds down a weld for a roll-up door at a forward-deployed location