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  1. Ogden Nash:

    And one of his partners asked Has he vertigo? and the other glanced out and down and said Oh no, only about ten feet more.

  2. Joseph Amorese:

    I took my glasses off; I'm looking at it; I was pretty shocked to say the least, i had surgery; so I didn't jump up and down, but in my mind I was jumping up and down.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    If a man knew anything, he would sit in a corner and be modest; but he is such an ignorant peacock, that he goes bustling up and down, and hits on extraordinary discoveries.

  4. Claudio Ranieri:

    For us he's very important - he's our engine. He's like a battery. Every day he doesn't stop. Also in the training I say 'N'Golo, slow down' and he's up and down, up and down!

  5. Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia:

    My dear grandmother, we enjoy ourselves so much on our beloved Standart. Every day we go ashore with papa. Maria, Anastasia, and Aleksei go spearately. Olga and I go with papa, as papa walks a great deal, and Aleksei and the boys march up and down by the shore.

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