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- 1962 February 2, “Cross Campus”, in Dave Young, editor, The Juniatian, volume XXXVIII, number 14, Huntingdon, Pa.: Juniata College, page 2:
- Gang, have you retreived[sic] your crib sheets, notes index cards, gum wrappers, and Kleenices from the perimeter of the testing area? Last we heard, they were creating a fire hazard.
- 1991 October 10, Jackson Granholm, “In praise of the tumbleweed”, in News Chronicle, Thousand Oaks, Calif., page B-7, column 3:
- Accompanying the tumbleweed in its trips are the beautiful and multi-colored specimens of Kleenex americanus donated copiously to the freeway viewscapes by generous passing motorists. The tumbleweed is a gracious gift from the Russians, having been imported as a favored ornamental from the steppes of central Asia. The Kleenices, however, are native American in origin.