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(64) The explorer was frozen in his big kayak just after making queer discoveries.
(64) Six javelins thrown by the quick savages whizzed forty paces beyond the mark.
(60) The public was amazed to view the quickness and dexterity of the juggler.
(58) While making deep excavations, we found some quaint bronze jewellery.
(57) We quickly seized the black axle and just saved it from going past him.
(56) This job requires extra pluck and zeal from every young wage earner.
(55) My help squeezed in and joined the weavers again before six o'clock.
(54) We dislike to exchange job lots of sizes varying from a quarter up.
(53) Whenever the black fox jumped, the squirrel gazed suspiciously.
(53) A quart jar of oil mixed with zinc oxide makes a very bright paint.
All these are from "Learning the Radiotelegraph Code", American Radio Relay League. Sent in by Andrew Dart.
(38) Woven silk pyjamas exchanged for blue quartz.
(35) The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
(32) Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
This one, brought to my attention by Ian Phillips, is shorter than those two traditional ones, but "liquor" in this context is unfortunately an American word, and we're all English here. (And that's ignoring the fact that "jugs" means something completely different in American, and it isn't holoalphabetic if you substitute "pitchers".)
(30) Jackdaw, love my big sphinx of quartz!
Quite a good one from Lewis Cook, which has the added bonus of being faintly sexually suggestive.
(29) Boys of quartz duck phlegm, vow jinx.
Brought to my attention by Brian Beckman, and composed by Dr. David Jefferson, this one is shorter still.
(29) Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow!
I found this in David Lemon's sig in alt.binaries.fonts: it makes more sense than any other yet.
(28) Fox nymphs grab quick jived waltz.
Gosh, that's a good one! Sent in by "mcluett".


Cwm fjord bank glyphs vext quiz.
A stout defence of its qualities by a Mr Martin Putnam has caused me to rescind my earlier contention that the archaic "vext" counts as cheating. See his email, which quotes the original page, for further details.
Quartz glyph jocks vend, fix, BMW.
BMW is an abbreviation, but more importantly the two-element list "vend, fix" doesn't have an "and". This is headline-speak, not proper English. Cheating.
Veldt jynx grimps waqf zho buck.
Grimps is archaic; so is that spelling of jinx. Veldt is common in English, but waqf zho (sacred Muslim land roughly equivalent to glebe land) is not. Cheating.
XV fjord nymphs beg quick waltz.
Using Roman numerals, Mr Rupert Evans, is definitely cheating.
Mr Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx.
"Mr Jock" is not a common idiom for a Scotsman, but will pass; TV and PhD are abbreviations, but on the whole this one cheats less than the others.
Q-Kelt vug dwarf combs jynx phiz.
A Q-Kelt is someone from a Keltic race where Indo-European "qu" became "k" (the other sort of Kelt is a P-Kelt where it became "p"). Apparently. The other words are all at www.dictionary.com. Thanks to Mr Dominic Johnson for this one.

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