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  • I had been warned that Cologne's blue-aproned waiters are famously rude to patrons, particularly foreigners.

    In Search of Kölsch in Cologne

  • A blue-aproned girl who had been packing her materials in an adjoining locker turned civilly.

    Miss Pat at School

  • Some were grumpy, some were merry, one had been caught red-handed -- or at least blue-aproned -- cooking his own dinner.

    Mary Minds Her Business

  • At eight a sudden banging and yelling would break out all through the basement; bells rang on all sides, blue-aproned men rushed through the passages, our service lifts came down with a simultaneous crash, and the waiters on all five floors began shouting Italian oaths down the shafts.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • It was a hundred-pound block of ice, carried by a blue-aproned porter.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • An amah, blue-trousered, blue-jacketed, blue-aproned, cluttered across the courtyard with two pails of steaming water.

    The Best Short Stories of 1919 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • A clerk, a fat-shouldered, blue-aproned, pimple-cheeked youth, stood in the open doors of a grocery, and as he passed, stared him in the face and said "Yah!" with supreme disgust.

    The Conquest of Canaan

  • A clerk, a fat-shouldered, blue-aproned, pimple-cheeked youth, stood in the open doors of a grocery, and as he passed, stared him in the face and said ` ` Yah! '' with supreme disgust.

    The Conquest of Canaan

  • At open doors the British soldiers lounged at ease, and in the dim interiors behind them the forms of the women of the house, blue-aproned, moved to and fro.

    The Rough Road

  • Luxembourg Gardens -- what time the blue-aproned Jacques was polishing their waxed floors with his legs for broom-handles -- they went into ecstasies over everything, drawing each other's attention to the sky, the trees, the water.

    The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes

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