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  • One of the show's inspired moments, for instance, conjures up a "Wizard of Oz"/"Star Wars" mash-up, with Dorothy (a bewigged and befrocked Martin) yellow-brick-roading along with Yoda (a puppet), instead of Toto, in her basket.

    Celia Wren reviews 'Completely Hollywood (Abridged)' at Kennedy Center

  • I mean, he can't do his really outrageous stuff due nor does a lot of his humor go over well with befrocked, mainly middle-aged and up, rich white people.

    Archive 2005-02-01

  • It was two hours 'toil for the mother to turn the four brown-limbed, nearly naked, dirty, happy towsle-tops into four little martyrs, befrocked, beribboned, becombed and be-booted.

    Two Little Savages Being the adventures of two boys who lived as Indians and what they learned

  • When they came to the steps the Jaguar descended and held out his clerically befrocked arms so that the gurgler from Mark's shoulder and the giggler from Nell's arms both fell into his embrace at one time.

    The Heart's Kingdom

  • Ringfield, handsome, healthy, with pulsing vitality, active senses and strong magnetic personality, was consecrated to preaching and to what was called "leading souls to Christ" as much as any severe, wedded-to-silence, befrocked and tonsured priest.

    Ringfield A Novel

  • In the audience the befrocked visitor from up-town sits cheek by jowl with the pigtailed Chinaman and the dark-browed Italian.

    Children of the Tenements

  • The befrocked, unfrocked, and very sheepish in his ways, followed the sacred wishes of his father, and consented to the said marriage without knowing what

    Droll Stories — Volume 2

  • a quaint, befrocked figure, framed in the yawning doorway and backed by the glory of the morning.

    The Broad Highway

  • If you girls aren't sufficiently befrocked, frock up at once. "

    The Visioning

  • Sarah Vine, writing in The Times this morning about fashion at the British music awards, laments the decline of the rock slut: "Have you ever seen such a line-up of buffed, coiffed and befrocked style princesses?

    On the Runway

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