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  • They may have a college education (more likely training in a trade, such as typing or minor bookkeeping), but many were just your average shopgirl, telephone exchange operator, hat-check girl, and so on.

    The Bachelor Girl | Edwardian Promenade

  • Some eateries, in fact, have eliminated their hat-check gals, with that chore being taken over by the maitre d ', waiters or, at times, even by the owner.

    Dan Dorfman: New York Eateries: It's a Jungle Out There!

  • He becomes a murder suspect after a hat-check girl he took home is strangled and thrown from a car, and despite an alibi from his sexy next-door neighbor Laurel Gloria Grahame, it's not quite clear whether Steele did or didn't commit the murder.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • At a signal from the Chairman, his hangers-on would "duke" -- Sinatra's lordly slang for his largess -- the lucky waiters, hat-check girls, doormen and anyone else nearby.

    The Point of Tipping

  • The expenses of a date were as follows: 40 cents for beers, a 10-cent tip for the hat-check girl*, a 10-cent tip for the server, and a 10-cent tip for the washroom attendant who held the towel.

    Roy, Leonard Cohen, Meph and the Hat-Check Girl « knitnut.net

  • I would like to remind the management that the drinks are watered and the hat-check girl has syphilis and the band is composed of former SS monsters

    Roy, Leonard Cohen, Meph and the Hat-Check Girl « knitnut.net

  • To Joe's left was a check-room with a hat-check girl and the hostess 'stand; beyond those was a curving balcony looking out over the tables, with a few doors leading off of it.

    Chrome Circle

  • The hat-check girl would have offered him earplugs.

    Chrome Circle

  • Briskly saluting the commissionaire, whom he took for a rear-admiral, McCrimmon passed within the portals, tightened his grip on hat and coat as he went by the hat-check counter and looked around the vestibule.

    The Lonely Sea

  • "In a city called New York, " she said, -as a hat-check girl at a restaurant.

    Rogue Of Gor

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