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|And yet, when it comes to naming the objects in the industrial landscape, most of us are at a loss. What do you call that jack-like object out there in yonder prairie, bobbing up and down in the grass like a robin with a worm? What is that mess of metal drums and pipes at the end of that gravel road, the new one that just appeared and is now crawling with white pickup trucks?|
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