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the ˈdevil

(old-fashioned) very difficult or unpleasant: These berries are the devil to pick because they’re so small.
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The Devil & Demon Strategy is a brand new way of thinking at a time when content creation needs to manage and leverage big data files, such as 4K," said Ted Schilowitz, president of The Devil & Demon Strategy.
A single devil is to blame for the devil facial tumor disease (DFTD) that began spreading among devils 15 years ago.
Up to 80 healthy Tasmanian devils will be released on Maria Island, off the east coast of Tasmania, in attempt to build an 'insurance population' against the devastating Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) a contagious cancer that has been spreading through the devil population since 1996.
He shows her a rare 15th century Visconti tarot deck, from which the card of the Devil is missing--just as it is missing from every other known copy of the ancient deck.
The Devil Rays also visited the Spinal Cord Injury Center, handing out Wade Boggs and Carl Crawford figurines and foam Devil Rays baseballs during their three-hour visit.
The devil is the sinister fellow who tempts Jesus in the desert, causes Peter to reject the prediction of Jesus' Passion, and later enters Judas to turn his heart toward betrayal.
In a typically poor stroke of luck, the Devil Rays released center fielder and inaugural steroid bustee Alex Sanchez in preparation for Baldelli's return.
In Matthew and Mark, Jesus is driven into the wilderness and tempted by the devil immediately following his baptism.
A considerable body of scholarship on the devil in the Middle Ages has been published in recent decades.
He calls this a master stroke of incompetence: the only way of deciding that the devil is present is by carrying out an exorcism.
He told the Cape Cod Times that allowing the symbol gives the devil "a road into our children's lives.
The popularity of the idea of the devil has waxed and waned through the ages.
The struggle between the "calling" of the blues and the calling of gospel is frequently understood as the struggle for the souls of individuals; gospel artists get filled with the Holy Spirit in church, while blues artists make deals with the devil at desolate crossroads.
The 21-year-old drifter also admitted killing Imelda's three-year-old son Liam and Father Joe Walsh - because the Devil ordered him to.
The sentence suggested that those who didn't toe the line would "truly have the devil to pay .
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