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  1. We offer free delivery within a 25-kilometre radius of the store. Our friendly, professional delivery men will unload your new furniture items and place them where you want them.

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  2. The fickle heiress spent money lavishly on whoever was her best friend in a given week.

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  3. The president of the parent-teacher association tried to manoeuvre her way into every meeting of the school board trustees, even the in camera sessions.

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  4. Considered for over a decade to be the model of an English gentleman, Edgar Smythe-Jones saw his reputation crumble when he got drunk aboard a trans-Atlantic flight and made a pass at a stewardess.

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  5. Our patented lawn blower reduces the personpower involved in clearing yards and driveways, and consumes a fraction of the electricity of other leading models.

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  6. Though she has been widowed for over a decade, Mrs. Boronski can be spotted on her porch each morning with two cups of tea, one for herself and one for her long-mourned husband.

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  7. Whenever he visits the Weeping Willow Inn, Marc orders the house ale and the ploughman’s lunch.

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