none-too-clean love

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  • “Poisoning the Press” is a delicious tale of the battle between scoundrels in high places and a none-too-clean journalist intent on digging up the dirt.

    Reporters and White House at war

  • Several of the parking structures had been refitted with windows, long rows of tinted black, reflecting none-too-clean in the midafternoon sun.

    Jason Stoddard, Strange and Happy » Blog Archive » Eternal Franchise, 6.1 of 31.1

  • If it is illegitimate for government ever to employ such weapons, why should they be allowed to remain, fully loaded, in their none-too-clean hands?

    EconLog Book Club: For a New Liberty, Chapter 14, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • I enquired as she sloshed cognac into a none-too-clean tumbler and slid it over the tarnished veneer towards me.

    Black Butterfly

  • Her hair was invisible beneath a headscarf, her figure swathed in a none-too-clean apron.

    A Wicked Gentleman

  • The single large room was very much like any inn in the World Above, even to the smell of spilled ale and wine and the tired bar woman going about and wiping the tables with a none-too-clean rag.

    Ill Met By Moonlight

  • Selbourne regarded the none-too-clean Desmond with a trepidation born of a long history of dealing with climbers assigned to his unit.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • Yet there he stood, alone, dressed in a none-too-clean blue corporate coverall, with a broad smile and an outstretched hand ready to shake mine after I hastily put down my encumbering carry-on case.

    Perseus Spur

  • It was fined with bottomless bars, sleazy nightclubs with raunchy sex shows, and none-too-clean yaki - tori shops, which stood as slack-jawed as the vagrants who drifted by outside.

    Second Skin

  • Mike took a leisurely sip of coffee, afterward rubbing a spot off the none-too-clean cup with his thumb.

    Rhapsody In Time

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