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61 when just touched off by Captain Dunne and Confessional over the fastest 5f on the planet in the Epsom Dash last time.
Straight Face looked in need of stronger handling when touched off by a neck at Lingfield.
color) County firefighters hose out embers in a mobile home that burned Friday afternoon and touched off a brush fire in Malibu.
CLOSE CALL: Kingsgate Native (far side) is just touched off at Goodwood last month
Patrick's Day] parade chairman, touched off a new controversy by comparing Irish gay activists to neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.
The blast, touched off by construction workers who hit a gas line, injured six people, said police Captain Rick McGarril.
New York -- Cardinal Schonborn of Vienna, Austria, touched off a storm of criticism with his comments in a recent essay that appeared in The New York Times (July 7, 2005).
After previews, the fact that Turner and his cast of six perform nude touched off a public debate.
Bond prices took a hit in March when the Fed adopted tougher language to describe the threat of inflation at its prior meeting on March 22 and touched off fears in the bond markets that it may abandon its measured pace, which has been interpreted to mean a continued series of 25 basis point increases.
He begins with the pioneering work of Charles Darwin in the mid-19th century, and the thunderous debates it touched off in Victorian England, and continues with some of the more terrible consequences of the early 20th century.
Suggestive came back from a lay off to be touched off by the vastly improved Tarjman at Yarmouth last week.
A tax hike, part of a new austerity plan, touched off the chaos, but there is relentless pressure from all sides.