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- n. A chamber, with a roof covered by a deep pile of gravel, within which nuclear warheads may be maintained; in the event of a (non-nuclear) explosion, the roof is weakened and the gravel falls and prevents the escape of nuclear material
Dick Tracy was one of the most popular comic strips, and Gravel Gertie and B.O. Plenty were two characters in the strip who had married and produced a baby girl called "Sparkle."
We are those, into our Medicare years, who remember Gravel Gertie, baseballâ€ ™ s most famous hot dog vendor, and who still wonder why manager Hank Borowy on short rest in Game 7 in â€ ™ 45.
During my pitch, I pointed out that Chester Gould had told me (or maybe I didn't mention my source) that his inspiration for Gravel Gertie and B.O. Plenty came when he was driving past the old Crystal Lake Dump on Virginia Street Road.
Who will make me laugh after actor – funnyman – celebrity chef Dom DeLuise and award-winning Bea Arthur, everybody’s favorite Golden Girl, with the deadpan, drop-dead acid one-liners and the voice of Gravel Gertie?
Renée Fleming isn’t going to lose any sleep about this, but even in her voice of Gravel Gertie sandpaper, Elaine Stritch is such a great interpreter of lyrics that she should be on every young cabaret singer’s see-and-learn list.
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